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This is a wiki for ENSC 408 – Storms that provides information that is supplemental to the course and the material held on the course webpage at http://cirrus.unbc.ca/408/.

For Lab 1 of the course part of the assignment is to collaboratively create a webpage that has links to two “best” URLs (Universal Resource Locators) of information and data related to Middle-latitude cyclones / storms for each of the categories below. You should enter this information into this wiki by editing it below. You should categorize the information by the major headings shown below. Each URL should be accompanied by a brief paragraph describing what the location contains. At the end of your entry, put your initials in bold so that I can mark it.


Hints: use Google; try different search engines; search on course keywords you can extract from the course outline and text table of contents; try some of the URLs listed in the ENSC 408 homepage.

Contents

Web Links for ENSC 408: Storms

Below, by major category, is an annotated list of internet resources related to Storms. The list was assembled as an exercise by the students in the class.


Upper Air Weather Map Analyses

UNBC Weather Viewer (WxV) Analysis Page This site is the UNBC WxV page that lists loops for AVN CMC and GFS surface and upper air charts. [PLJ]

Ohio State University upper air analysis This link provides a link to Ohio States Wx viewer[CRB]

NOAA upper air raw data for upper air[CRB]

NAV Canada Upper Air Analysis Map This website provides upper air analysis maps for various elevations ranging from 5,000 feet up to 34,000 feet. [AS]

Environment Canada Upper Air Analysis Maps This website provides upper air analysis maps for various elevations and accounting for different variables such as temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure thickness, and dew-point depression. [AS]

NASA GMAO upper air analysis Upper Air Analysis at different pressure level. [MA]

UQAM weather Center upper air Upper Air at different pressure level[MA]

Latest 500hPa analysis chart from Environment Canada This link shows the latest 500hPa analysis chart for North America.[DP]

Latest 250hPa analysis chart from Environment Canada This link shows the latest 250hPa analysis chart for North America.[DP]

Canada Weather Air analysis Charts Coloured Upper air analysis charts for North America, availible for 850mb, 700mb, 500mb, 300mb, and 250mb [BN]

University of Wyoming Upper Air maps Upper air analysis charts for North America, available for many heights in the atmosphere[BN]

Surface Weather Map Analyses

UNBC WxV Surface Analysis This link is the Environment Canada Surface Analysis.[PLJ]

NOAA Surface Analysis This link is to the NOAA Surface Analysis click the map close to pg to get the most accurate display[CRB]

NOVA weather.net This provides a link to surface analysis. Scroll down till you see surface analysis and click on the appropriate UTZ time next to Canada (CMC) [CRB]

NAV Canada Surface Analysis Map This link will provide the latest, as well as previous mapped data, for a surface analysis for all of Canada. [AS]

Environment Canada Surface Analysis Maps This website provides preliminary surface analysis maps for Canada and complete maps for the Northern Hemisphere. [AS]

NOAA Weather Prediction Surface Analysis This link provides current surface analysis at different analysis time[MA]

Meteocentre Surface Analysis This website provides surface analysis at every hour for Canada and different sub region [MA]

Intellicast Surface Analysis Maps Surface analysis maps zoomed in on Western Canada provided by Intellicast. [BN]

Unisys Surface Data Surface analysis data for Western Canada [BN]

Intellicast Surface Analysis Map North America Surface analysis map for North America from Intellicast. [DP]

Canadian Aviation Weather Maps You can find the current surface analysis map and other maps on this website. [DP]

Numerical Forecast Charts

Numerical Weather Prediction from Meteocentre Long and Short Range Forecast Skill Maps [MA]

Numerical forecast from meteoblue a basic good view for numerical analysis[CRB]

Animated 4 panel from Colorado State University[CRB]

Environment Canada's Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS) This website provides a 4-panel model which spans Canada-wide, as well as most of the USA. This model observes the expected movement of weather systems as they travel across North America. [AS]

Numerical Forecasts Charts Provided By Unisys Weather The charts provided on the website indicate pressure at sea level, 1000 to 500 mb thickness, and quantitative precipitation. These charts provide information on nearly the entire continent of North America. [AS]

GFS 0.5deg Numerical Forcast Forecast Skill Maps by hour [MA]

Model Analysis and Forecast from CIMSS Four Panel charts at OO UTC and 12 UTC [MA]

University of Wyoming GFS Maps Many options for different forecast charts using the Global Forecast System (GFS) [BN]

NOAA GFS Charts Many options for different forecast charts using the Global Forecast System (GFS) provided by the NOAA[BN]

NOAA WRH Ensemble Graphics NOAA's numerical forecast chart that can forecast up to 240 hours. [DP]

NCAR NAM Forecast Page This is the National Center of Atmospheric Research's NAM forecast page. You can use this page to generate loops for forecasting purposes.

Vertical Soundings

NCAR Skew-T/Log-P diagrams NCAR Skew-T/Log-P diagrams for Prince George at Massey and Ospika. Weather balloon released once every 12 hours at 12Z UTC and 00Z UTC [BN]

Univ. of Wyoming Skew-T Chart for Prince George Sounding station parameters and indices produced by the University of Wyoming for the Prince George area vertical sounding atmospheric conditions. [AS]

COD Meteorology Vertical Sounding This link provides vertical sounding for several station throughout canada [MA]

Univ. of Ohio Skew-T Chart for Prince George Skew-T's are produced at 00Z and 12Z, daily. There are several stations throughout Canada and the US, providing temperature, dewpoint, and wind data at several levels of the atmosphere. Scroll down through the "Select a Station" menu until you see "CYXS - Prince George, BC". [AS]

Plymouth State Weather Center Skew-T/Hodogram This website provides different model forecast vertical sounding at every latitude and longitude [MA]

CMC-RDPS Skew-T for Vancouver Canada This link provides the latest Skew-T chart for Vancouver BC. [DP]

Unisys vertical sounding This will take you to the port Hardy Skew-T plot [CRB]

NOAA GOES Skew-T station list Scroll down or select Canada for you region, you have Kelowna and Vancouver to choose from [CRB]

University of Washington Kelowna Skew T Latest SkewT plot for Radiosonde launch from Kelowna, BC [BN]

Surface Weather Reports

Historical Weather for Prince George This website provides daily weather reports as far back as 2009. Climate data is also available and is the product of weather-report collection between 1985 and 2015. [AS]

DriveBC Current Weather Data for Prince George This website provides current weather conditions for the Prince George area. The data is provided by the Tamarack Weather Station, which is located approximately 30km west of the City of Prince George. Ensure you click on the "Current Weather" icon on the map. [AS]

Weather Underground: Highland Park Weather data for a personal weather station at Highland Park in Prince George. [BN]

The weather Network Current and Forecast surface weather report for Western Canada [MA]

Prince George 14 day Extended Forecast Timeanddate's weather report for Prince George. [DP]

MSN BC weather Surface weather report provided by MSN BC [CRB]

BBC weather reports This provides info such as humidity, temps max min ect [CRB]

Univ of Utah Surface observation report for British Columbia on Google Map. [MA]

Weather Underground: Massey & Ospika Weather data for a weather station at Massey & Ospika in Prince George. [BN]

Satellite Imagery

A Global Map of Wind, Weather, and Ocean Conditions A cool interactive display of global wind patterns (among other things) at various heights. Clicking 'earth' in the bottom left allows for one to customize the data being displayed. [BN]

Visible

Visible Western Canada satellite imagery Visible spectrum sat imagery[CRB]

Geostationary satellite imagery By SSEC, loops and single imagery available [CRB]

NAV Canada Visible Data for Western Canada This links to a selection-menu page where "VIS" can be selected to tap into visible data for Western Canada. Note that this visible data can only be used during daylight hours. [AS]

Weather Underground: Visible Sat. Visible satellite imagery layered over a map of Canada, provided by Weather Underground. [BN]

Infrared

NAV Canada Infrared Data for Western Canada This links to a selection-menu page where "IR" can be selected to tap into infrared data for Western Canada. Note that this data can be used 24 hours a day. [AS]

Western Canada IR Infrared animation for western Canada [DP]

University of washington IR Day Loops satellite Infrared [MA]

GOES-16 IR This provides IR for short wave (3.9µm) and long wave IR (10.7µm) [CRB]

1 km IR This gives live UTC and Local time, click the image anywhere to observe local conditions [CRB]

Water Vapour

GOES West Water Vapor Water vapor image animation for the Pacific Northeast [DP]


Visible Water Vapor Hemisphere 12 hr Loop [MA]

SSEC Water Vapor GOES-West This gives a good view of BC and the WV that comes over the Pacific Ocean [CRB]

Water Vapor loop Provides a good up to date WV loop [CRB]

Worded Weather Forecasts

Env. Canada Weather Forecast Environment Canada's current weather forecast for Prince George [BN]

AccuWeather Forecast Short term weather forecast for the Prince George area from AccuWeather. [BN]

Weather Forecast for Prince George - Brought to you by El Dorado Weather This link provides a user-friendly look at current weather, as well as 7- and 10-day weather forecast information. [AS]

Weather Forecast for Prince George - Brought to you by Weather2 This link provides a user-friendly look at current weather in the Prince George area, daily forecasts for the subsequent week, and lastly, a 14-day forecast. Percentage of expected cloud cover is included, as well as wind direction, along with all of the usual information. There are 8 forecasted readings every day for the first 7 days (every 3 hours), and 4 forecasted readings every day for days 8 to 14 (every 6 hours). [AS]

Intellicast Weather Forecast Hourly 10 days weather forecast for Prince George. [MA]

Norwegian Meteorological Institute forecast This link provides hour by hour weather forecast for Prince George. [MA]

Public Text Bulletin Forecast for Central Interior BC from Environment Canada This link provides the public bulletin for the short term weather forecast for the Central Interior of BC. [DP]

Public Text Bulletin Forecast for Coastal BC from Environment Canada This link provides the public bulletin for the extended weather forcast for Coastal BC. [DP]

Text bulletin for Prince George Airport YXS You have to mouse over Prince George YXS then click the dot to bring up the bulletin [CRB]

Weather Underground weather listing for YXS There are other weather stations to be chose from within PG on this map, not just YXS (station 52) [CRB]

Radar Imagery

NAV Canada Precipitation Radar Data for Prince George This link will offer up-to-date information on cloud cover in the Prince George area, and possible precipitation associated with this cloud cover. This weather station is located at Baldy Hughes, southwest of the City of Prince George. [AS]

Environment Canada Weather Radar for Prince George This link offers hourly updates on cloud cover in the Prince George area, and possible precipitation associated with this cloud cover. [AS]

CBC weather radar This offers a basic overview of a satellite and radar [CRB]

Accuweather Radar for Prince George and BC This gives an up to date radar image [CRB]

Weather Underground: Prince George Radar Radar map from the Prince George radar station displayed though Weather Underground [BN]

The Weather Network Radar data for Prince George This link provides past, current and future rain, ice and snow radar data and satellite image for Prince George [MA]

Weather Radar, Silver Star Mountain Environment Canada's Radar data for the Okanagan area. [DP]

Weather Radar, Aldergrove Environment Canada's Radar data for the Vancouver area. [DP]

The Weather Radar data for Prince George This link provides 24 hours accumulated rainfall and snow radar data for Prince George [MA]

University of Washington Radar Radar page provided for by the university of washington. Many links for various Radar stations in the area. [BN]

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