Web Weather Links by Harry Fox, June 24, 2009
National Weather Service Monterey Forecast Page:
This has links to:
Area forecast discussion (”AFD”; has hyperlinks to definitions of terms used).
Along the left edge are links to:
NWS Graphical Forecast Page:http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecasts/graphical/sectors/mtr.php
National Weather Service Monterey Aviation Page:http://newweb.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/aviation.php
Includes links to METARs, TAFs, TWEBs (scroll down for TWEBs).
Unisys Weather Page: http://weather.unisys.com/
Or, to go direct to Medium Range Forecast (GFSx) charts:
Key charts for me are:
SL Pres/Prec = Sea level pressure and precipitation;
1000 mb = Temperature and winds near sea level;
850 mb = Temperature and winds near 5000 feet;
300 mb = Winds near 30,000 feet;
Rel Hum/Show = Relative humidity and Showalter index (thunderstorms likely if negative).
Kurt Thams wrote a Google Maps interface to allow you to get a sounding from an arbitrary point by clicking on the map:http://thams.com/flying/skewTmap.html
Dr. Jack Products: www.drjack.info
RUC BLIPMAPs: http://www.drjack.info/BLIP/RUC/CANV/multitime.html
NAM BLIPMAPs: http://www.drjack.info/BLIP/NAM/CANV/index.html
Help page: http://www.drjack.info/BLIP/INFO/help.html. Start on the Help page and explore around.
Includes links to forecast soundings for same locations.
Index of RASP BLIPMAPs: http://www.drjack.info/RASP/index.html
Sierra RASP BLIPMAPs:http://www.norcalsoaring.org/BLIP/SIERRA/index.html
Byron - Panoche - Hernandez RASP BLIPMAPs:http://www.norcalsoaring.org/BLIP/BYRON/index.html
WINDIP wave forecasts: http://www.drjack.info/WINDIP/index.html
Example of successful WINDIP forecast:http://www.drjack.info/twiki/bin/view/BLIPinfo/WINDIPHollisterWavePrediction
Competition for Dr. Jack:
Subscribe to your local soaring newsgroup.
Fire and TFR Information: