New product allows you to explore record-setting extreme weather

By: Angela Fritz , 6:14 PM GMT on February 23, 2012

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We've launched a new extreme weather product this week: Record Extremes. Recent, globally record-setting years have demanded a product that combines U.S. and international record extremes into one, easy to use interface. The Record Extremes page will give you the option to see U.S. and international records on a map and table. You can select any combination of record types at once, which, combined with the map, provides a interesting visual way to investigate record-setting events. The product uses data from three sources: (1) NOAA's National Climate Data Center, (2) Wunderground's U.S. records, and (3) Wunderground's International records.

The NCDC records begin in 1850 and include official NOAA record extreme events for ASOS and COOP weather stations in all 50 U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands. In this database you can find records for maximum high temps, minimum high temps, maximum low temps, minimum high temps, snow, and precipitation on daily, monthly, and all-time scales.

The Wunderground extremes were compiled by our weather historian Christopher C. Burt. Chris monitors 300 stations across the U.S. for Record Extremes in maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, and snow events. Most of these U.S. records go back to the end of the 19th century, though the oldest site in this database is Charleston, SC, where precipitation records started in 1737! Internationally, Chris monitors 150 countries worldwide for all-time record high temperatures and all-time record low temperatures. If you're interested in diving deeper into extreme weather in the U.S. and abroad, Chris's book Extreme Weather is an excellent resource.



Figure 1. All-time snow records broken during the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011. These records were found by selecting NCDC as the source, a start date of 2011-01-31, an end date of 2011-02-02, "maximum snowfall," and "all-time."


We built the Record Extremes product to make it easy to find specific records you're looking for, or just browse the records in general.

Check records that were set on a specific date
You can check on records that were set yesterday, for example, by setting the calendar to yesterday's date, and selecting all the record variables and types that you're interested in.

Explore all records set in a certain time range
2011 was a record-setting year for the U.S., and most of the records were high maximum temp and high minimum temps. To see all of these warm records that were set last year, select "NCDC" as the source, 2011-01-01 as the start date and 2011-12-31 as the end date. Select Maximum High Temp and Maximum Low Temp in weather variables, and select all-time in the record type.

View current standing international records in the Wunderground database
Select either the Wunderground International records, and instead of choosing a date range, select "Show current standing records." This will bring up all standing records in the database for whatever record variable and type you select. Whereas we've collected every record ever set or broken from NCDC, the Wunderground records are always the current, standing record, whenever it was set. As you move your map around the globe, you'll see each country's all-time maximum high temp and all-time maximum low temp.

Filter your table results
Looking for a specific location or record within your search results? Use the "Filter Results" option in the table to narrow down your search.

Let us know what you think!

Angela

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1171. hydrus
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

They just had snow and sleet the other day.
I will be on in a couple hours if you want to talk more about these systems coming up..
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:


(Best wishes for your great-grandma, Articuno.)

Thank you. :)
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Quoting Ameister12:

DAY 3 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0230 AM CST SUN FEB 26 2012

VALID 281200Z - 291200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS PORTIONS ARKLATEX...ERN OK AND
SERN KS TO WRN MID-SOUTH REGION...

...SYNOPSIS...
STG SHORTWAVE TROUGH...MENTIONED IN DAY-2 OUTLOOK OVER WRN
CONUS...IS FCST TO CONSOLIDATE INTO COMPACT MID-UPPER CYCLONE DURING
FIRST HALF OF DAY-3 PERIOD...WHILE MOVING ENEWD FROM CENTRAL ROCKIES
ACROSS ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS. BY 29/00Z...500-MB CYCLONE SHOULD BE
LOCATED OVER NEB/SD...REACHING IA/MN BORDER REGION BY END OF PERIOD.
TRAILING SHORTWAVE TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND SSW OF MID-UPPER
CYCLONE CENTER...AT SOMEWHAT LOWER AMPLITUDE THAN PROGGED BY
PREVIOUS MODEL CYCLES.

AT SFC...DEEPENING CYCLONE WILL EJECT NEWD FROM CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS
TO SRN MN...BECOMING NEARLY STACKED WITH RESPECT TO MID-UPPER LOW BY
END OF PERIOD. ATTACHED COLD FRONT SHOULD MOVE EWD OUT OF
CENTRAL/SRN ROCKIES EARLY IN PERIOD...REACHING ERN KS...CENTRAL OK
AND PERMIAN BASIN REGION OF W TX BY 29/00Z. COLD FRONT SHOULD REACH
CENTRAL/SRN IL...S-CENTRAL AR AND S-CENTRAL TX BY 29/12Z.
SUFFICIENT MOISTURE SHOULD INFUSE WARM SECTOR TO YIELD DRYLINE BY
EARLY AFTERNOON FROM NRN COAHUILA NNEWD TO SWRN OK. THIS BOUNDARY
THEN WILL BE OVERTAKEN BY COLD FRONT FROM N-S THROUGH REMAINDER
PERIOD.

...PORTIONS ARKLATEX...ERN OK AND SERN KS TO WRN MID-SOUTH REGION...

SCATTERED TSTMS SHOULD FORM DURING AFTERNOON/EVENING ALONG/AHEAD OF
SFC COLD FRONT AND NE OF DRYLINE...AS SRN FRINGES OF MOST VIGOROUS
LARGE-SCALE ASCENT OVERLAP INCREASING LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE...WITH SFC
DEW POINTS REACHING 60S F. ACTIVITY MAY GROW UPSCALE WITH
INCREASING COVERAGE IN 29/00Z-29/06Z TIME FRAME. ALTHOUGH SFC FLOW
IS FCST TO VEER WITH TIME AHEAD OF COLD FROPA...SPEED SHEAR SHOULD
BE SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT ENLARGED LOW-LEVEL HODOGRAPHS. LINEAR AND
SUPERCELLULAR MODES ARE POSSIBLE...WITH FULL SPECTRUM OF SVR
THREATS...MAINLY IN FORM OF WIND AND TORNADO RISK. SVR POTENTIAL
SHOULD DIMINISH GRADUALLY WITH TIME AND WITH NEWD EXTENT AS
CONVECTIVE REGIME MOVES INTO PROGRESSIVELY WEAKER BUOYANCY.

FARTHER NE...TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN ZONE OF ELEVATED
LOW-LEVEL WAA OVERNIGHT...MOVING NEWD OVER OH VALLEY REGION. FCST
SOUNDINGS SUGGEST WEAK LAPSE RATES ALOFT WITH ELEVATED MUCAPE AOB
500 J/KG AND EFFECTIVE SHEAR MAGNITUDES IN 30-35 KT
RANGE...PRECLUDING ORGANIZED HAIL THREAT.
And, as of today, here's the rest of the story for Tuesday, Feb 26 (add: the rest of the Day 3 severe outlook).

...CENTRAL PLAINS...
WIDELY SCATTERED TO SCATTERED AND LOW-TOPPED TSTMS...PERHAPS WITH
SUPERCELL STRUCTURES...ARE POSSIBLE MIDDAY INTO LATE AFTERNOON INVOF
KS/NEB BORDER
...IN ZONE OF STG DEEP-LAYER ASCENT. STG COOLING
ALOFT...AND NARROW CORRIDOR OF FAVORABLE SFC THETAE AIDED BY
DIABATIC HEATING...SHOULD WEAKEN CINH AND SUPPORT CONVECTIVE
DEVELOPMENT NEAR FRONTAL ZONE. MLCAPE NEAR 500 J/KG IS
POSSIBLE...WITH ENHANCED LOW-LEVEL SHEAR NEAR BOUNDARY. THREAT
APPEARS TOO CONDITIONAL AND MESOSCALE IN NATURE FOR CATEGORICAL
OUTLOOK ATTM
.

..EDWARDS.. 02/26/2012

For those posters and lurkers still at the stage of deciphering lingo, SPC acronym page.

Also, you'll find some good info on many levels at the SPC FAQ page.

Lot of good info at Jeff Haby's site.
You might want to try his Haby hints page.

And, here's a good explanation of Low-topped supercells. Surface dew points in the low to mid 50's (oF) in a narrow band along the warm front east of the surface low may suggest enough moisture combined with the cold air aloft and heating pushing in from a cloud-free "slot" behind the Pacific front/dryline to generate CAPE over a localized area for mini-supercells/low-topped storms near the surface "focus" or boundary intersection. Don't let unimpressive total CAPE amounts mislead in such cases!

Right now, there is a lot of "should," "could" and "perhaps" in Tuesday's severe weather outlook.
:)

Keep your eye on the bouncing ball.

(Best wishes for your great-grandma, Articuno.)
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NAM's latest Significant Tornado Parameter (STP) shows a value between 8-10, or the highest so far this year. Considering 1 is good...



For entertainment purposes, April 27, 2011 had an STP value of 32. It broke the scale...and beyond.
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I am sad right now for a reason, my great-grandma is in the hospital with pneumonia, they think she might of had a heart attack.
If I can ask all of you one short thing, please pray for her.
This weekend has been good but hard.
Yesterday one of my aunts I never knew passed away.
Yesterday was my brother's birthday party.
Today my parents are/were supposed to come over today for my brother's birthday party at home.
So if I can ask you all one thing
I am going to ask you to pray for her.
She is in the hospital as of now and I really need these prayers for my great-grandma.
She might be old but she can recover from this troubling time with your prayers and consideration.
Thank you all for your very kind and sympathetic wishes and prayers.
~Ryan (articuno)
:-)
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
It's a soggy morning in Hawaii...

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
506 AM HST SUN FEB 26 2012

HIC007-261645-
/O.CON.PHFO.FF.W.0003.000000T0000Z-120226T1645Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
KAUAI HI-
506 AM HST SUN FEB 26 2012

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLAND OF KAUAI IN
KAUAI COUNTY UNTIL 645 AM HST...

RADAR CONTINUES TO SHOW AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN MOVING NORTHWARD ACROSS
KAUAI AT ABOUT 20 MPH...WITH MORE HEAVY RAIN FORMING TO THE SOUTH.
GAGES SHOW RIVERS CONTINUING TO RISE ACROSS THE ISLAND...WITH THE
HANALEI RIVER GAGE SHOWING 8.1 FEET AT 5 AM HST...WHICH IS ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE.

THIS FLASH FLOOD WARNING INCLUDES THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF KAUAI.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING
IN STREAMS...ROADS AND LOW LYING AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW.

DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT.
TURN AROUND...DON/T DROWN.

&&

RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM MAY ALSO CAUSE ROCK AND MUDSLIDES IN STEEP
TERRAIN.

THIS WARNING MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 645 AM HST IF FLASH
FLOODING PERSISTS.

LAT...LON 2230 15987 2229 15915 2175 15928 2185 15984

$$

They just had snow and sleet the other day.
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It's a soggy morning in Hawaii...

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
506 AM HST SUN FEB 26 2012

HIC007-261645-
/O.CON.PHFO.FF.W.0003.000000T0000Z-120226T1645Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
KAUAI HI-
506 AM HST SUN FEB 26 2012

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLAND OF KAUAI IN
KAUAI COUNTY UNTIL 645 AM HST...

RADAR CONTINUES TO SHOW AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN MOVING NORTHWARD ACROSS
KAUAI AT ABOUT 20 MPH...WITH MORE HEAVY RAIN FORMING TO THE SOUTH.
GAGES SHOW RIVERS CONTINUING TO RISE ACROSS THE ISLAND...WITH THE
HANALEI RIVER GAGE SHOWING 8.1 FEET AT 5 AM HST...WHICH IS ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE.

THIS FLASH FLOOD WARNING INCLUDES THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF KAUAI.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING
IN STREAMS...ROADS AND LOW LYING AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW.

DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT.
TURN AROUND...DON/T DROWN.

&&

RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM MAY ALSO CAUSE ROCK AND MUDSLIDES IN STEEP
TERRAIN.

THIS WARNING MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 645 AM HST IF FLASH
FLOODING PERSISTS.

LAT...LON 2230 15987 2229 15915 2175 15928 2185 15984

$$
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Quoting WxGeekVA:
WE have the NAM at hour 84 (Wednesday) with the potential for a minor outbreak even in the southern Ohio Valley....








Only limiting factor looks to be the lack of CAPE...
Looks like GA could really get into the action. Also does anyone have a good site that can explain what the models mean? For some reason I have never bothered to learn. I know what each specific map is but not what they are put together.
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Good morning all! Overcast and 53 degrees here on the Emerald Coast of Florida. They're calling for 50% chance of rain around Destin but I say more like 10%, Most of the rain is off the coast and heading east. Good day to watch the Daytona 500!
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Quoting WxGeekVA:
WE have the NAM at hour 84 (Wednesday) with the potential for a minor outbreak even in the southern Ohio Valley....








Only limiting factor looks to be the lack of CAPE...

There is sufficient CAPE to allow Severe Thunderstorms across the Ohio Valley.

I was just looking at some of the NAM soundings, and I'd be a little concerned living in Arkansas. It shows 488 m2/s2 of Effective Storm Relative Helicity, MLCAPE up to 1000 j/kg, and LCL heights of 500 m. What this means is that the main storm mode would be supercellular, and we would be looking at a major tornado outbreak.

Thankfully it is a Day 3 sounding though, and not a Day 1...plenty of time to change, I hope.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Wowww, talk about a green sky in the second one.

Could be a power flash illuminating the tornado. There were several reports of power flashed as the tornado neared DeWitt.
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WE have the NAM at hour 84 (Wednesday) with the potential for a minor outbreak even in the southern Ohio Valley....








Only limiting factor looks to be the lack of CAPE...
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Quoting Ameister12:
So far this year there has been 85 tornadoes confirmed. 39, Ef0'S, 30 EF1's, 15 EF2's, and 1 EF3.

Here are a couple of the most significant tornadoes so far this year.

Ellensboro, NC EF2


Fordyce/DeWitt, AR EF2


Clay/Center Point, AL EF3



Woah, talk about a green sky in the second one.
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So far this year there has been 85 tornadoes confirmed. 39 EF0'S, 30 EF1's, 15 EF2's, and 1 EF3.

Here are a couple of the most significant tornadoes so far this year.

Ellensboro, NC EF2


Fordyce/DeWitt, AR EF2


Clay/Center Point, AL EF3


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1157. hydrus
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Yeah, this is for Friday/Saturday. Still looking like a huge outbreak.

Strong moisture return:



Decent instability and Lifted Indices:





Strong wind shear:



If this strong wind shear is what we can expect for the rest of the season, I'd be a little concerned. The only reason we've not had huge outbreaks so far this year is because instability has been a little limited and forcing has been off to the north of where the Severe Weather is expected. Both of these will be resolved as we head into next month..
Lol. We must be on the same channel. I was just going to post that I am a little concerned with the upcoming pattern..:)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Yeah, this is for Friday/Saturday. Still looking like a huge outbreak.

Strong moisture return:



Decent instability and Lifted Indices:





Strong wind shear:



If this strong wind shear is what we can expect for the rest of the season, I'd be a little concerned. The only reason we've not had huge outbreaks so far this year is because instability has been a little limited and forcing has been off to the north of where the Severe Weather is expected. Both of these will be resolved as we head into next month..


I was just looking at the same thing. This does not bode well at all for the active severe weather months. Even in my area at the end of the storm I could get in on some damaging wind action with the squall line that this system will create.
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New NAM gives me about 5 inches of snow Wed/Wed night but that's just the start of the storm... It doesn't go out for the whole thing. Starting to get more excited about this!
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Quoting HurrikanEB:


Hold on a sec.. no need to prematurely "R.I.P." this season. This winter may still have one more bout of snow left in her, at least for the northeast

Albany, NY forecast discussion:

A MID WEEK ELONGATED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FORECAST TO SLOWLY MOVE
EAST ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...POSSIBLY EVEN
LINGERING INTO THURSDAY NIGHT...IS NOW FORECAST TO BE A CONSIDERABLY
COLDER EVENT BY BOTH THE GFS AND ECMWF. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN A
MAINLY SNOW EVENT FOR MOST OF THE REGION
WITH RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW
FORECAST TO OCCUR ONLY DURING PEAK HEATING TIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE DAY. AND EVEN THEN ONLY LOW TERRAIN AREAS FROM THE CAPITAL
DISTRICT SOUTH ARE FORECAST TO GET A MIX.

THIS SYSTEM WILL BE DOUBLE BARRELED IN NATURE WITH THE INITIAL WARM
ADVECTION/OVERRUNNING PART OF THE SYSTEM OCCURRING WEDNESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRODUCING THE BEST CHANCE FOR WIDESPREAD PCPN. FOR
NOW HAVE FORECAST LIKELY POPS DURING THAT PERIOD. BEYOND THAT...THE
TRAILING UPPER LEVEL PART OF THE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THURSDAY
INTO THURSDAY NIGHT WITH HIGH CHANCE POPS FORECAST FOR THURSDAY...
DECREASING TO LOW CHANCE THURSDAY NIGHT.
So?.I don't care about them...I know the snow season is over for me though.The trees have already sprouted flowers here in my region.MPhmmm..
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Quoting hydrus:
Tornado season is going to start with vigor this year.

Yeah, this is for Friday/Saturday. Still looking like a huge outbreak.

Strong moisture return:



Decent instability and Lifted Indices:





Strong wind shear:



If this strong wind shear is what we can expect for the rest of the season, I'd be a little concerned. The only reason we've not had huge outbreaks so far this year is because instability has been a little limited and forcing has been off to the north of where the Severe Weather is expected. Both of these will be resolved as we head into next month..
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By Associated Press, Updated: Sunday, February 26, 4:56 AM

MOSCOW — A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 shook southwestern Siberia on Sunday afternoon, the second to hit the area in two months. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, emergency officials said.

Residents of multistory apartment buildings said objects tumbled off of shelves, windows rattled and chandeliers swayed during the quake, the RIA Novosti news

The earthquake hit about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Kyzyl, the capital of the Russian republic of Tuva, which borders Mongolia.

A quake of similar strength hit the same spot in late December. That quake damaged dozens of buildings, including a bridge over the Yenisei River to Mongolia.

Sunday’s quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said was centered 11.7 (7.3 miles) below the surface, was felt across a broad swath of southeastern Siberia.

“At the moment we have no information about any injuries or destroyed buildings,” said Stanislav Aivazov, an official with the emergency services in Siberia. “Our specialists are inspecting the situation in the region. “

Workers reported feeling the quake at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectic plant, the largest in Russia, located more than 300 kilometers (180 miles) from the quake’s epicenter.

The temblor also was felt in Krasnoyarsk, a large city about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) away, emergency officials said.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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1151. hydrus
Tornado season is going to start with vigor this year.
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Quoting ScottLincoln:


No, that means that one station in the Atlanta, GA, market bought the exclusive license. Meaning, they bought an "on-air" license for each TV station in the market, so no competitors could buy it and use it on air.


I noticed your CAC.. Are you DOD Civ in Pasc. by chance?
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
GR2Analyst is only available as a non-exclusive license. GR2Analyst is not available for purchase by TV stations in the following markets:

Birmingham, AL
Denver, CO
Hartford/New Haven, CT
Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
Atlanta, GA
Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson, MS
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Cincinnati, OH
Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC
Nashville, TN

GR2Analyst supports dual polarization radars and Sigmet's IRIS formatted data files with an additional license. Purchasing this add-on simply allows GR2Analyst to read and process dual polarization data, which is not available as a standard product from the NWS. Currently, only private and research radars supply dual polarization data.

Dual Pol/IRIS Individual License

$125
Dual Pol/IRIS Commercial License

$250

You must purchase and enter a regular GR2Analyst Individual or Commercial registration key before you will be allowed to enter a Dual Pol/IRIS registration key.


No TV stations in GA have it?!!
Also that would be cool to get the dual pol

Quoting WDEmobmet:


What amazes me is that they would have a limit on something that could ultimately save lives. That doesn't make sense why they would have restrictions


No, that means that one station in the Atlanta, GA, market bought the exclusive license to on air use. Meaning, they bought an "on-air" license for each TV station in the market, so no competitors could buy it and use it on air.

People can still use it, including tv mets as far as I know, they just cannot use it for broadcast tv purposes in that market.
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Still looking at a big Severe Weather/Tornado outbreak Tuesday as a strong low-pressure area moves across the northern plains. It is a very strong low, and will bring forth a lot of Gulf of Mexico moisture. It really will be clash between Spring and Winter.

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1147. yqt1001
Here comes the first band of snow



Starting this afternoon, the moisture from the lake should cause the storm to intensify quickly, dumping a ton of snow on us. :)
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Been a pleasure reading this mornings blog.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


so if you save an alpha table, does gr2analyst use it to examine other storms? I read the page on volume renderer but i could not tell

Yes, there is a site that you can go to called GRLevelXStuff, where you can download color tables (reflectivity, velocity tables, etc) and .grva files (alpha tables) and attach them with GR2Analyst for the volume renderer.

If anybody want's to change theirs, just ask me. You'll have to make an account here though, or the downloads section will not appear.

One thing I should note is that all three Gibson Ridge products are strictly USA and Puerto Rico. There is a new product called GREarth, which covers the entire globe, but it's $180 A YEAR and there is a very long waiting list for it...backed up to like 6 months.
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(accidently quoted myself :P... deleted)
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Quoting WxGeekVA:
I think winter is over.....



Hold on a sec.. no need to prematurely "R.I.P." this season. This winter may still have one more bout of snow left in her, at least for the northeast

Albany, NY forecast discussion:

A MID WEEK ELONGATED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FORECAST TO SLOWLY MOVE
EAST ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...POSSIBLY EVEN
LINGERING INTO THURSDAY NIGHT...IS NOW FORECAST TO BE A CONSIDERABLY
COLDER EVENT BY BOTH THE GFS AND ECMWF. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN A
MAINLY SNOW EVENT FOR MOST OF THE REGION
WITH RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW
FORECAST TO OCCUR ONLY DURING PEAK HEATING TIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE DAY. AND EVEN THEN ONLY LOW TERRAIN AREAS FROM THE CAPITAL
DISTRICT SOUTH ARE FORECAST TO GET A MIX.

THIS SYSTEM WILL BE DOUBLE BARRELED IN NATURE WITH THE INITIAL WARM
ADVECTION/OVERRUNNING PART OF THE SYSTEM OCCURRING WEDNESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRODUCING THE BEST CHANCE FOR WIDESPREAD PCPN. FOR
NOW HAVE FORECAST LIKELY POPS DURING THAT PERIOD. BEYOND THAT...THE
TRAILING UPPER LEVEL PART OF THE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THURSDAY
INTO THURSDAY NIGHT WITH HIGH CHANCE POPS FORECAST FOR THURSDAY...
DECREASING TO LOW CHANCE THURSDAY NIGHT.
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DAY 3 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0230 AM CST SUN FEB 26 2012

VALID 281200Z - 291200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS PORTIONS ARKLATEX...ERN OK AND
SERN KS TO WRN MID-SOUTH REGION...

...SYNOPSIS...
STG SHORTWAVE TROUGH...MENTIONED IN DAY-2 OUTLOOK OVER WRN
CONUS...IS FCST TO CONSOLIDATE INTO COMPACT MID-UPPER CYCLONE DURING
FIRST HALF OF DAY-3 PERIOD...WHILE MOVING ENEWD FROM CENTRAL ROCKIES
ACROSS ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS. BY 29/00Z...500-MB CYCLONE SHOULD BE
LOCATED OVER NEB/SD...REACHING IA/MN BORDER REGION BY END OF PERIOD.
TRAILING SHORTWAVE TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND SSW OF MID-UPPER
CYCLONE CENTER...AT SOMEWHAT LOWER AMPLITUDE THAN PROGGED BY
PREVIOUS MODEL CYCLES.

AT SFC...DEEPENING CYCLONE WILL EJECT NEWD FROM CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS
TO SRN MN...BECOMING NEARLY STACKED WITH RESPECT TO MID-UPPER LOW BY
END OF PERIOD. ATTACHED COLD FRONT SHOULD MOVE EWD OUT OF
CENTRAL/SRN ROCKIES EARLY IN PERIOD...REACHING ERN KS...CENTRAL OK
AND PERMIAN BASIN REGION OF W TX BY 29/00Z. COLD FRONT SHOULD REACH
CENTRAL/SRN IL...S-CENTRAL AR AND S-CENTRAL TX BY 29/12Z.
SUFFICIENT MOISTURE SHOULD INFUSE WARM SECTOR TO YIELD DRYLINE BY
EARLY AFTERNOON FROM NRN COAHUILA NNEWD TO SWRN OK. THIS BOUNDARY
THEN WILL BE OVERTAKEN BY COLD FRONT FROM N-S THROUGH REMAINDER
PERIOD.

...PORTIONS ARKLATEX...ERN OK AND SERN KS TO WRN MID-SOUTH REGION...

SCATTERED TSTMS SHOULD FORM DURING AFTERNOON/EVENING ALONG/AHEAD OF
SFC COLD FRONT AND NE OF DRYLINE...AS SRN FRINGES OF MOST VIGOROUS
LARGE-SCALE ASCENT OVERLAP INCREASING LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE...WITH SFC
DEW POINTS REACHING 60S F. ACTIVITY MAY GROW UPSCALE WITH
INCREASING COVERAGE IN 29/00Z-29/06Z TIME FRAME. ALTHOUGH SFC FLOW
IS FCST TO VEER WITH TIME AHEAD OF COLD FROPA...SPEED SHEAR SHOULD
BE SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT ENLARGED LOW-LEVEL HODOGRAPHS. LINEAR AND
SUPERCELLULAR MODES ARE POSSIBLE...WITH FULL SPECTRUM OF SVR
THREATS...MAINLY IN FORM OF WIND AND TORNADO RISK. SVR POTENTIAL
SHOULD DIMINISH GRADUALLY WITH TIME AND WITH NEWD EXTENT AS
CONVECTIVE REGIME MOVES INTO PROGRESSIVELY WEAKER BUOYANCY.

FARTHER NE...TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN ZONE OF ELEVATED
LOW-LEVEL WAA OVERNIGHT...MOVING NEWD OVER OH VALLEY REGION. FCST
SOUNDINGS SUGGEST WEAK LAPSE RATES ALOFT WITH ELEVATED MUCAPE AOB
500 J/KG AND EFFECTIVE SHEAR MAGNITUDES IN 30-35 KT
RANGE...PRECLUDING ORGANIZED HAIL THREAT.
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this looks to be next chance... 3 day prob


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Quoting WDEmobmet:


Your welcome... now I just have to sit around and wait for Tuesday to try it out myself


Yep..not much happening now....LOL
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Quoting TampaSpin:



BINGO....awsome....its working fine...THANK YOU


Your welcome... now I just have to sit around and wait for Tuesday to try it out myself
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
Try this as your polling director for GR2Analyst:
http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/data/nexrd2/raw/

go to GR2Anal ..To add this, File > Configure Polling > Add
Quoting WDEmobmet:


once you go through that process, press start polling. should work



BINGO....awsome....its working fine...THANK YOU
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
Try this as your polling director for GR2Analyst:
http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/data/nexrd2/raw/

go to GR2Anal ..To add this, File > Configure Polling > Add


once you go through that process, press start polling. should work
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Try this as your polling director for GR2Analyst:
http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/data/nexrd2/raw/

go to GR2Anal ..To add this, File > Configure Polling > Add
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It won't let me change my site at all it seems
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1134. JNCali
Quoting GeorgiaStormz:

..No TV stations in GA have it?!!
Also that would be cool to get the dual pol

This could be a great job opportunity for the up and coming mets.. Learn the program and market it along with your services to the news stations who don't have it!
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Quoting WDEmobmet:


I was just playing around with it... I dont seem to be having any issues with it. Maybe check your polling site


How do you change your polling site.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
GR2Analyst is only available as a non-exclusive license. GR2Analyst is not available for purchase by TV stations in the following markets:

Birmingham, AL
Denver, CO
Hartford/New Haven, CT
Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
Atlanta, GA
Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson, MS
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Cincinnati, OH
Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC
Nashville, TN

GR2Analyst supports dual polarization radars and Sigmet's IRIS formatted data files with an additional license. Purchasing this add-on simply allows GR2Analyst to read and process dual polarization data, which is not available as a standard product from the NWS. Currently, only private and research radars supply dual polarization data.

Dual Pol/IRIS Individual License

$125
Dual Pol/IRIS Commercial License

$250

You must purchase and enter a regular GR2Analyst Individual or Commercial registration key before you will be allowed to enter a Dual Pol/IRIS registration key.


No TV stations in GA have it?!!
Also that would be cool to get the dual pol


What amazes me is that they would have a limit on something that could ultimately save lives. That doesn't make sense why they would have restrictions
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Quoting TampaSpin:
I was having an OFFLINE problem last night with GRAnalyst .......is that a common thing...i have not tried today as i am on the desktop...i have it on my laptop


I was just playing around with it... I dont seem to be having any issues with it. Maybe check your polling site
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


so if you save an alpha table, does gr2analyst use it to examine other storms? I read the page on volume renderer but i could not tell


to be completely honest I one day into using GR2 so I cant answer that... Get with TropicalAnalystwx he knows a little about it
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GR2Analyst is only available as a non-exclusive license. GR2Analyst is not available for purchase by TV stations in the following markets:

Birmingham, AL
Denver, CO
Hartford/New Haven, CT
Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
Atlanta, GA
Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson, MS
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Cincinnati, OH
Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC
Nashville, TN

GR2Analyst supports dual polarization radars and Sigmet's IRIS formatted data files with an additional license. Purchasing this add-on simply allows GR2Analyst to read and process dual polarization data, which is not available as a standard product from the NWS. Currently, only private and research radars supply dual polarization data.

Dual Pol/IRIS Individual License

$125
Dual Pol/IRIS Commercial License

$250

You must purchase and enter a regular GR2Analyst Individual or Commercial registration key before you will be allowed to enter a Dual Pol/IRIS registration key.


No TV stations in GA have it?!!
Also that would be cool to get the dual pol
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I was having an OFFLINE problem last night with GRAnalyst .......is that a common thing...i have not tried today as i am on the desktop...i have it on my laptop
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
GR2Analyst volume feature


so if you save an alpha table, does gr2analyst use it to examine other storms? I read the page on volume renderer but i could not tell
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1126. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
RSMC Reunion
Tropical Cyclone Outlook
15:00 PM RET February 26 2012
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Moderate Tropical Storm Irina
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See tropical cyclone advisories issued at 12:00 PM UTC for details

Between 60E and 75E and along 10S
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Thunderstorm activity is strong within the Inter-tropical convergence zone and conditions appear conducive for cyclogenesis within the next few days over the area (lower shear, good low level monsoon inflow and good low level convergence). No defined surface closed circulation is evident at this time but it appears likely that a significant system should develop over the area during the next few days.

Over the extreme east of our area of responsibility, convection remains poorly organized. There is no evidence of a closed circulation and conditions appear less favorable for development mainly due to marginal low level inflow.

For the next 24 to 36 hours, the potential for development of another tropical depression is fair to good (suspect area between 60E and 75E).
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1125. pottery
Greetings, WeatherGeeks....

Here, at 11n 61w (Trinidad) it's raining again.
Wettest Feb. we have had in many years. Very nice.
No bush-fires for one thing. Cisterns filled too.
It's all good.
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GR2Analyst volume feature
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Aussie...
Try this as your polling director for GR2Analyst:
http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/data/nexrd2/raw/


within in GR2Anal ..To add this, File > Configure Polling > Add
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Morning all. Looks like we're going to get some rain this p.m. but right now sunny and windy out. Anybody from the Destin area down to the Cape [Canaveral] with wx reports?

I also wonder if those central GoM storms will hold together to hit Tampa this p.m....
I don't know if they will make it to Tampa, but they sure are strong atm.
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We got ourselves a 30% area for western AR, southern MO and eastern OK
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