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The following web sites have been compiled by the NOAA Central Library staff. Note: These links lead to resources not on the NOAA Library website.

    Advisories, watches, and warnings (U.S.) - national and state data (National Weather Service)
    http://www.weather.gov/

    Air Quality (Office of Science and Technology, National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ost/air_quality/

    Air Quality Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/air_quality.php

    All Weather Is Good: Books and Websites About the Weather and Climate prepared by the National Weather Center Library, University of Oklahoma
    http://awig.nwc.ou.edu/

    American Meteorological Society home page
    http://www.ametsoc.org/

    Ask-A-Meteorologist (National Weather Service Eastern Region: Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC)
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/lwx/wesh/askmet.htm

    Ask-A-Meteorologist (National Weather Service Eastern Region: Philadelphia, PA/Mount Holly, NJ)
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/education.html

    Ask-A-Meteorologist (National Weather Service Southern Region: Amarillo, Texas)
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/?n=education

    Ask-A-Meteorologist (National Weather Service Southern Region: Huntsville, Alabama)
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/?n=schooloutreach-questions

    Ask-A-Meteorologist (National Weather Service Western Region: Flagstaff, Arizona)
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/science.php?wfo=fgz

    Ask-A-Meteorologist (National Weather Service Alaska Region: Anchorage, Alaska)
    http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/outreach/outreach.php

    Ask the Experts: Your weather questions answered - submit a weather question, view answers to FAQs, view the questions and answers archive (USA Today)
    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/askjack/wjack3.htm

    Atlantic Coast Observer Network MD/DE/DC Chapter - local climatological data back to 1992 (hosted by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab)
    http://www.jhuapl.edu/weather/education/ACONdata.html

    Atlantic Coast Observer Network VA/NC/SC Chapter - local climatological data reports
    http://www.genserva.com/acon/

    Aviation Weather Center provides aviation warnings and forecasts of hazardous flight conditions at all levels within domestic and international air space (National Weather Service National Centers for Environmental Prediction)
    http://aviationweather.gov/
    http://aviationweather.gov/static/info/glossary/ (Acronym Glossary)

    Career Center - all about careers in the atmospheric and related sciences (American Meteorological Society)
    http://www.ametsoc.org/careercenter/index.html
    http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/people/jobs/careers.php (Career Options for Meteorologists (National Severe Storms Laboratory))

    Climate at a Glance (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/

    Climate Change (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
    http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

    Climate Change: A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/climate.html

    Climate Change and Variability (NOAA's National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/climate-change-and-variability

    Climate Change, Variability, and Prediction (NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
    http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/climate-change-variability-and-prediction

    Climate Change - What is Climate Change? (National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/climate/Climatechange.pdf

    Climate Data Online - CDO provides free access to National Climatic Data Center's archive of historical weather and climate data (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/

    Climate Data Online System - access National Climatic Data Center's U.S. Divisional Data and Global Summary of the Day databases (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/onlineprod/drought/xmgr.html

    Climate extremes (U.S.) - view dates and locations of all time extremes of weather elements (maximum and minimum temperature, 24-hour rainfall and snowfall, snow depth, maximum annual precipitation, wind gust, and hailstones) for entire U.S. or by state (State Climate Extremes Committee, National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/scec/records

    Climate glossaries and weather tools - from the Earth System Research Laboratory
    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/climateinfo/tools.html

    Climate Maps of the United States database - access maps for climatic elements including precipitation, temperature, wind, sky cover/visibility, heating/cooling degree days, sea level pressure, freeze/frost. The period of record of the data for most of the maps is 1961-1990. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/climaps/climaps.pl

    Climate Monitoring (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-monitoring/

    Climate Prediction Center monitors and forecasts short-term climate fluctuations and provides information on the effects climate patterns can have on the nation (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

    Climate Program Office (Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research)
    http://cpo.noaa.gov/

    Climate Services Division of the National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/csd/

    Climate vs. Weather - a brief explanation of the differences between them (Climate Services Division of the National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/csd/index.php?section=cVSw

    Climates of the States - a modified version of the "Climatography of the United States, #60, Climate of the States" publication. Individual reports contain descriptions of geography and climate for each state, links to state and station climate summaries, etc. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/climatenormals/climatenormals.pl?directive=prod_select2&prodtype=CLIM60&subrnum=

    Climates of the World publication - includes a brief discussion of the principal features of climates of all the continents, temperature and precipitation data, etc. (originally printed in 1969 and revised in 1991 (National Climatic Data Center))
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/documentlibrary/pdf/climatesoftheworld.pdf

    Clouds
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/cloudchart.pdf (cloud/sky watcher chart and introduction to clouds from NOAA/NASA (NOAA site))
    http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/cloud_chart/ (cloud/sky watcher chart and introduction to clouds from NOAA/NASA (NASA site))
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/synoptic/clouds_max.htm (click on individual cloud chart images to see additional examples of each type (JetStream - Online School for Weather (National Weather Service)))
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=cloud_classification (Cloud Classification and Characteristics (National Weather Service Louisville, KY Forecast Office)
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/clouds/clouds_intro.htm (JetStream's cloud lesson plan)

    The COMET (Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training) Program (UCAR and NOAA's National Weather Service)
    http://www.comet.ucar.edu/index.php

    Comparative Climatic Data - observed data and climatological normals for many U.S. locations (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodnum=C00095-PUB-A0001#TABLES

    Cooperative Observer Program (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/coop/

    Daily Forecast Map (U.S.) Archive (Weather Prediction Center, National Weather Service)
    http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/noaa_archive.php

    Daily Synoptic Weather Maps (Northern Hemisphere Sea Level) - this collection provides access to historical daily synoptic weather maps for the northern hemisphere from 1899 to 1971. Browse by year to access the maps and to consult the Source and Analysis files for explanations of symbols, time of observation, list of data sources for individual countries, etc.
    http://www.lib.noaa.gov/collections/imgdocmaps/synoptic_weather_maps_northern_hemisphere.html

    Daily Weather Map (United States) site - access the maps and information about them. DWMs are prepared by the Weather Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction (National Weather Service)
    http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/dwm/dwm.shtml
    http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/dailywxmap/index.html (Daily Weather Map page: access DWMs from 2003-present)
    http://www.lib.noaa.gov/collections/imgdocmaps/daily_weather_maps.html - Historical U.S. Daily Weather Maps: access individual daily maps from 1871 - 1968, and also daily maps (in weekly format) from 1968 - 2004. See link to download the DjVu Browser Plug-in required to view these maps. (NOAA Central Library's Daily Weather Maps Project)

    Drought information (U.S.) (Climate Prediction Center, National Weather Service)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought/
    http://www.drought.gov/drought/ (U.S. Drought Portal (National Integrated Drought Information System))
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/droughts.php (Drought Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration))

    El Nino Theme Page (Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research)
    http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/elnino/nino-home.html

    Environmental Modeling Center develops and improves numerical weather, climate, hydrological and ocean prediction through a broad program in partnership with the research community (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service)
    http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/

    Excessive Heat Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/heat.php

    Extreme Events - access information about extreme U.S. events such as heat waves, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events

    Extreme weather and climate events - billion $$ weather disasters, heavy precipitation, temperature extremes & drought, Storm Events Database, El Nino/La Nina, U.S. hurricanes, etc. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html

    Fire Weather (National Weather Service)
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/fire/
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/ (Fire weather outlooks (Storm Prediction Center))
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/fire.php (Fire Weather Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration))
    http://www.nifc.gov/index.html (National Interagency Fire Center)

    Flood statistics - fatality data, flood damage data, loss reports, etc. (Hydrologic Information Center, National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic/flood_stats/index.shtml

    Flooding Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/flooding.php

    Forecast terminology (National Weather Service La Crosse, WI Forecast Office)
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/arx/fcst1.php

    Freeze/frost probability tables for the U.S. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://cdo.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/climatenormals/climatenormals.pl?directive=prod_select2&prodtype=CLIM2001&subrnum=

    Fujita Tornado Damage Scale - a set of wind estimates based on damage. The F-Scale was developed in 1971 by T. Theodore Fujita at the University of Chicago (Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service)
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/f-scale.html

    Geostationary Satellite Server: current geostationary satellite images (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service)
    http://www.goes.noaa.gov/

    Global climate change (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/climateextremes.html

    Global measured extremes of temperature and precipitation (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalextremes.html

    Global Summary of the Day (GSOD) - worldwide data available
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/onlineprod/drought/xmgr.html
    http://www7.ncdc.noaa.gov/CDO/GSOD_DESC.txt (description of elements (mean temperature, mean sea level and station pressure, mean visibility, mean wind speed, precipitation totals, etc.) included in the GSOD reports)

    Global Warming (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/global-warming.php

    Glossary of Meteorology from the American Meteorological Society
    http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Heat and Heat Index Information (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

    Heating and cooling degree data for the U.S. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/documentlibrary/hcs/hcs.html

    Historical foreign climate data - NOAA Central Library Climate Data Imaging Project
    http://www.lib.noaa.gov/collections/imgdocmaps/data_rescue_home.html

    Historical Significant Events Imagery - Global satellite imagery of significant weather and environmental events for past 30 years (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/hsei/hsei.pl?directive=welcome

    Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone FAQ (Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research)
    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html

    Hurricane History for the Washington and Baltimore Region (National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office)
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/Historic_Events/hurricane_history/index.htm

    Hurricanes - maps (landfalling hurricanes), special reports, summaries by basin, etc. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/hurricanes.html

    Hurricanes/Tropical Weather Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/tropical.php

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Programme)
    http://www.ipcc.ch/

    JetStream - Online School For Weather (National Weather Service Fort Worth, TX Forecast Office)
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/

    La Nina Theme Page (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina.html

    Lightning Safety (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov

    Local Weather Data - select city/local forecast office on U.S. map (National Weather Service Fort Worth, TX Forecast Office)
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/

    Marine data - surface marine data from around the world are archived at National Climatic Data Center
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/marine.html

    Marine forecasts (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/home.htm

    Mariners Weather Log publication - contains articles, news and information about marine weather events and phenomena, storms at sea, weather forecasting, the National Weather Service Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS ) Program, Port Meteorological Officers (PMOs), cooperating ships officers, and their vessels. (National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service)
    http://vos.noaa.gov/mwl.shtml

    Monthly Weather Review publication - access to Volumes 1 (1873) - present (NOAA Central Library's Monthly Weather Review Archives Project)
    http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/data_rescue_monthly_weather_review.html

    The National Center for Atmospheric Research - operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/

    National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) (National Weather Service)
    http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/

    National Climatic Data Center - NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data (National Environmental, Satellite, Data and Information Service)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/certification-data (NCDC Certified Data)

    National Data Buoy Center - NDBC designs, develops, operates, and maintains a network of data collecting buoys and coastal stations (National Weather Service)
    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

    National Hurricane Center provides forecasts of the movement and strength of tropical weather systems and issues watches and warnings for the U.S. and surrounding areas (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service)
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    National Ice Center - a multi-agency operational center operated by the U.S. Navy, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard
    http://www.natice.noaa.gov/

    National Severe Storms Laboratory (NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research)
    http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/

    National Snow and Ice Data Center - NSIDC is part of the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and is affiliated with NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center through a cooperative agreement
    http://nsidc.org/index.html

    National Weather Service contact page
    http://www.weather.gov/contact
    http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/contact.htm (local NWS contacts)

    National Weather Service FAQ site (Public Affairs Office)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/faq.php

    National Weather Service Forecast Office sites - access recent (NOW Data) and historical local weather data, local forecasts, etc. (offices shown on map)
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/forecastoffice_tab.php
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/organization.php (offices listed by region)

    National Weather Service Glossary
    http://www.weather.gov/glossary/

    National Weather Service home page
    http://www.weather.gov/

    National Weather Service Internet Weather Source - weather conditions for past 24 hours, forecasts, watches, and warnings for U.S. and also international weather conditions for past 24 hours
    http://weather.noaa.gov/

    National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services - weather awareness and safety information, educational information, publications (service assessments, brochures, etc.) information about weather services, etc.
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/

    National Weather Service Public Affairs Office
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/pa/

    Natural hazard statistics - weather fatalities, injuries, and damages caused by severe weather such as lightning strikes, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, heat, flooding, cold, winter storms, and wind (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/hazstats.shtml

    Natural hazards data, images, and education (National Geophysical Data Center)
    http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/

    NOAA Climate.gov - Science & information for a climate-smart nation
    http://www.climate.gov/

    NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/

    NOAA Weather Radio (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/

    NOAA Weather Theme Page (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaa.gov/wx.html

    NOAAWatch: NOAA's All Hazard Monitor - featured topics include droughts, fire weather, winter weather, flooding, excessive heat, rip currents, etc. (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/

    Ocean Prediction Center (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service)
    http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/

    Online Meteorology Guides - a collection of web-based instructional modules (University of Illinois)
    http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/home.rxml

    Operational Significant Event Imagery - detailed imagery of significant global environmental events. The last image added to this site was generated in July 2010 and this site will remain available to locate imagery generated prior to August 1, 2010. See the NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory site for imagery generated since then. (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service)
    http://www.osei.noaa.gov/
    http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/ (NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory)

    Ozone (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) - see Science (Ozone Basics, Layers of the Atmosphere, Ozone Depletion, and Antarctic Ozone Hole), FAQs, etc.
    http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/
    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/ozonelayer.html (The Ozone Layer)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/polar/polar.shtml (Meteorological Conditions & Ozone in the Polar Stratosphere)

    Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) (Office of Satellite and Product Operations, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service)
    http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Operations/POES/index.html

    Post Storm Data Acquisition - for selected extreme weather events occurring between 1997 and 2005. Also see the Service Assessments link below. (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/data/stormdata.shtml

    Precipitation - Precipitation Frequency (PF) information and publications (Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center/National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hdsc/currentpf.htm

    Precipitation - Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) information and publications (Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center/National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hdsc/studies/pmp.html

    Precipitation - USA record point precipitation measurements (Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center/National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hdsc/record_precip/record_precip_us.html

    Precipitation - World record point precipitation measurements (Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center/National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hdsc/record_precip/record_precip_world.html

    Radar imagery for the U.S. (National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/radar_tab.php

    Regional Climate Centers - High Plains, Northeast, Midwestern, Southeast, Southern, and Western (Northeast Regional Climate Center)
    http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/rcc.html

    Regional climate maps (U.S.) (National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/regional_monitoring/usa.shtml

    Relative humidity and dew point tables (National Weather Service Sacramento, CA Forecast Office)
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sto/rhtbl.php

    Rip Currents Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/rip.php

    River conditions for the U.S. (Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, National Weather Service)
    http://water.weather.gov/ahps/

    River Forecast Centers - Alaska-Pacific, Arkansas-Red Basin, California-Nevada, Colorado Basin, Lower Mississippi, Middle Atlantic, Missouri Basin, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ohio, Southeast, and West Gulf (National Weather Service)
    http://water.weather.gov/ahps/rfc/rfc.php

    Satellite Imagery of the U.S. - see the most recent image of the United States, from NOAA geostationary (GOES) satellites. They are generated every 30 minutes using either the Visible, Infrared, Shortwave Infrared (4um), or the Water Vapor images into one larger composite image using GOES East and West Imagers (also view loop).
    http://www.weather.gov/satellite?image=ir (National Weather Service)

    Service assessments - of catastrophic weather events (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.weather.gov/os/assessments/

    Severe weather awareness (National Weather Service)
    http://www.weather.gov/os/severeweather/index.shtml

    Severe Weather Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/severe.php

    Space Weather Prediction Center provides space weather alerts and warnings for disturbances that can affect people and equipment working in space and on earth (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service)
    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

    Space Weather Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/space.php

    State Climate Offices (American Association of State Climatologists)
    http://www.stateclimate.org/

    Storm Events Database - details of U.S. (by county) weather events, including winter storms, excessive heat, drought, heavy rain, thunderstorm winds, lightning strikes, tornadoes, tropical storms, etc. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/

    Storm Prediction Center provides tornado and severe weather watches for the contiguous United States along with a suite of hazardous weather forecasts (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service)
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/archive/ - online Product and Report Archives for the U.S. (access archived outlooks (back to January 23, 2003), archived weather watches (back to January 1, 2004), archived mesoscale discussions (back to January 1, 2002), and archived preliminary storm reports (back to April 22, 2003))

    StormReady (Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, National Weather Service)
    http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/

    Storm Surge & Coastal Floods Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/coastal_inundation.php

    Sunrise/sunset computations (one day) - for U.S. and worldwide locations (U.S. Naval Observatory)
    http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php
    http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php (one year)

    Tornado FAQ (Storm Prediction Center/National Weather Service)
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/

    Tsunamis - National Tsunami Warning Center (National Weather Service)
    http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

    Tsunamis - Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (National Weather Service)
    http://ptwc.weather.gov/

    Ultraviolet Index Bulletin (operationally updated) (National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/national.php?prodtype=ultraviolet

    Ultraviolet Index Forecast (Climate Prediction Center, National Weather Service)
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/uv_index/uv_current.shtml

    Ultraviolet Radiation Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/uv.php

    U.S. Army Signal Corps Annual Reports - The Signal Corps carried out the work of meteorological observations in the U.S. during the years 1861-1891. In 1891 the meteorological work was transferred to the newly-formed U.S. Weather Bureau in the Dept. of Agriculture. (NOAA Central Library)
    http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/cso/data_rescue_signal_corps_annual_reports.html

    U.S. Climate Normals - the 1981-2010 Climate Normals are NCDC's latest three-decade averages of climatological variables, including temperature and precipitation (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/land-based-station-data/land-based-datasets/climate-normals

    U.S. Global Change Research Program
    http://www.globalchange.gov/

    Warnings, watches, and advisories - differences between them (National Weather Service Boise, ID Forecast Office)
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/boi/awareness/warningwatchadvisory.php

    The Washington Post's weather page - weather for Washington, D.C.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/weather

    Weather Calculators (National Weather Service Boston, MA Forecast Office)
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/calculate2.shtml

    The Weather Channel
    http://www.weather.com/

    Weather/Climate Events Data - access page to many NCDC products and reports: the most recent U.S. Climate Normals product suite, Local Climatological Data and Climatological Data reports, Rainfall Frequency Atlas of the U.S., Freeze/Frost Data for the U.S., Heating and Cooling Degree Day data, etc. (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climateresearch.html

    Weather Education Resources (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/edures.shtml

    Weather instrument shelter - suggested dimensions/specifications (National Weather Service)
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/rah/education/edu2.html

    Weather instrument station (for kids) - build your own instruments: anemometer, weather vane, barometer, screened thermometer, hygrometer, and rain gauge
    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/for_fun/BuildyourownWeatherStation.pdf

    Weather map symbols (National Weather Service)
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/synoptic/sfc_plot_symbols.htm

    Weather Prediction Center (formerly the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center) provides nationwide analysis and forecast guidance products out through seven days (National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service)
    http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

    Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) - preparedness tips for natural hazards (National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/

    Weather safety/emergency preparedness brochures - topics include hurricanes, tornadoes, climate change, heat waves, flood safety, droughts, thunderstorms/lightning, winter storms, rip currents, etc. (National Weather Service)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures.shtml

    Weather satellite imagery: Geostationary Satellite Server (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service)
    http://www.goes.noaa.gov/

    Weather terminology - general forecast terminology, severe weather terms, winter weather advisory terms, winter weather warning terms, non-precipitation weather terms, hydrologic terms, coastal/oceanic/marine terms, and general weather glossary National Weather Service Louisville, KY Forecast Office)
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=weatherterminology

    Weather Underground - global weather data (present day and historical: for historical, scroll to "History & Almanac" after retrieving weather for a specified location)
    http://www.wunderground.com/

    Weatherwise - The Magazine About the Weather
    http://www.weatherwise.org/

    Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (January 1971 - present) - report is jointly published by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the World Agricultural Outlook Board
    http://www.usda.gov/oce/weather/pubs/Weekly/Wwcb/index.htm

    Wind data for the U.S. - historical (period of record is 1930-1996) data by state (National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/documentlibrary/wind/wind1996.pdf

    Windchill - access to windchill chart, FAQ, calculator, etc. (National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services)
    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/index.shtml

    Winter Weather Theme Page - a featured topic of NOAAWatch (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
    http://www.noaawatch.gov/themes/winter.php

    World Climate Research Programme
    http://www.wcrp-climate.org/

    World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder, Colorado - operated under a cooperative agreement between the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)/University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The WDC for Glaciology is collocated with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
    http://nsidc.org

    World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville, North Carolina (maintained by NOAA, collocated with and operated by the National Climatic Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/wmo/wdcamet.html

    World Data Center for Oceanography, Silver Spring, Maryland (collocated with and operated by the National Oceanographic Data Center)
    http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-dataexch/NODC-wdca.html

    World Data Center for Paleoclimatology (operated by the National Climatic Data Center, collocated with the National Geophysical Data Center)
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/wdc-paleo.html

    World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations - link to WMO publications, news, members by region, etc.
    http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html
    http://worldweather.wmo.int (World Weather Information Service: official observations and forecasts)
    http://www.wmo.int/pages/members/members_en.html (WMO Members)

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