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National Weather Service (NWS)

If you plan on following the weather seriously, you should bookmark the National Weather Service. Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), the NWS web site provides you with detailed weather information for all of the United States. Of particular interest to those who love to track the weather are:

  • Detailed warning information
  • Forecast discussions
  • Graphical forecasts
  • Forecast discussions with a glossary to help you understand terms
  • Radar
  • Satellite
  • Severe weather

There is tons more there, and it’s all worth a look. You can get local forecasts, with great discussions about them, for your local area. You can also monitor severe weather in the event that you’re looking to do some storm chasing. And, you can watch the satellite to see when that next rain or snowstorm will hit your area. The NWS site is a treasure trove of information for people like me who love the weather. Check it out, and I’m sure you’ll find it interesting as well!

  1. Teena Werley
    February 22nd, 2010 at 14:04 | #1

    Don’t forget our local National Weather Service office in Tucson
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/twc/

    My husband works for the USGS which shares a building w/ the NWS office on the University of Arizona Campus. They launch the weather balloons off the top floor. I have some pics somewhere I can post.
    Have fun!
    Teena Werley

  2. GoNorthWest
    February 22nd, 2010 at 14:12 | #2

    I actually have that link bookmarked, and visit it on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. It’s more addicting than Facebook to me!

    Would love to have some pics or a video. Maybe someday I could help with the launch.

    Thanks!

    Mark

  3. Teena
    February 23rd, 2010 at 10:16 | #3

    Here ya’ go. This was taken 2 years ago when we were visiting my husband’s office with our newborn son. Mark heard they were demonstrating a launch to a bunch of visitors so he hopped on the elevator to go sneak a peak while the ladies cooed over the baby. According to Mark, they launch twice a day, everyday.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/jasmine182/TucsonNWSBalloonLaunch

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