Yet another of my hobbies has been weather phenomena. This might
be evident from the number of
Cool Pic subjects that have had to do with weather. As a once-aspiring
pilot, I spent quite a bit of time studying the daytime sky (see
my Amateur Astronomy
page for my nighttime sky observations). Although, as with most
other hobbies, the flying was put on the back burner many years
ago while raising a family, earning a BSEE degree, fixing up houses,
working massive overtime and other activities got in the way. I
did manage to build and fly a few model airplanes during that period,
so the weather still held great interest for me. In fact, since
free flight and RC gliders occupied a lot of my time, knowledge
of winds, thermals, cloud formations, etc., played a large part
in how successful flights were.
Once the kids are out of college and there might actually be
some disposable income to dispose of, I would like to get a really
nice remote weather station that reports to my computer. For now,
a Sam's Club atomic clock (signal received from Boulder) with an
outdoor remote thermometer is about as exotic as it gets. I use
the old finger method for gauging the rest of the weather: Hold
up your finger outside; if it gets wet, it's raining, if it turns
white, it's snowing, if it casts a shadow, it's sunny to mostly
Amateur Weather Manufacturers &
Amateur Weather Resources
AccuWeather, Inc | accuweather.com | 814-235-8600
| State College, PA
Provides local forecasts for everywhere in
the United States and over two million locations worldwide.
Alabama Weather Network | arrl-al.org/NA_weather.htm
| Huntsville, AL
The Huntsville Area Weather Network (HAWN) is
primarily comprised of Amateur Radio stations using the Automated
Position Reporting System (APRS) into APRSWXNET and Citizen Weather
Observer Program (CWOP) [http://www.wxqa.com] sites, which augment
the existing National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), etc. weather
observation sites across the region.
Amateur Radio Station N4NW | n4nw.org | Stafford
Current conditions & links.
Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center
Celebrating 25 years of
Public Service! Our Mission: To Help Save Lives.
Amateur Weather Photography Contest | met.utah.edu/jimsteen/ams/photocontest
Sponsored by the AMS Student Chapter of the University of Utah.
Amateur Weather Satellite Imaging | uvm.edu/~swarley/wx.html
S. Warley's satellite images from the University of Vermont.
APRSWXNET/Citizen Weather Observer Program |
Online system and method of weather data collection
from widely separated citizen weather stations.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
The National Meteorological Authority for Australia.
BBC Weather | bbc.co.uk/weather | UK
data from the BBC.
The British Weather | personal.dundee.ac.uk/~taharley/britweather.htm
Information the British weather from a personal weather station.
BT/WSR-2002 Amateur Weather Radar Project |
Amateur radio based weather radar
project by Sean Breheny(KA3YXM) and Anish Trivedi
CT Weather Center, Inc | ctweather.com | 203-730-2899
/ Danbury, Connecticut
Forecasts, radar maps, warnings and more.
Dayton Skywarn | dayton-skywarn.org | Dayton,
Dayton Section - W8OK Severe Weather Observation Reporting
Network, serving west central Ohio and the White Water Valley of
Free Weather Stuff | wxdude.com/free.html
Information on ordering free weather items.
Hurricane Watch Net, Inc.hwn.org
of a group of licensed Amateur Radio Operators trained and organized
to provide essential communications support to the National Hurricane
Center during times of Hurricane emergencies. Our primary mission
is to disseminate tropical cyclone advisory information to island
communities in the Caribbean, Central America, along the Atlantic
seaboard of the U.S., and throughout the Gulf of Mexico coastal
Kincardine Amateur Weather Station | pilor.com
| Ontario, Canada
Local weather & cams.
National Hurricane Center | nhc.noaa.gov | Miami,
Provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings
for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean
areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement
of the national economy.
National Weather Service | nws.noaa.gov | Silver
From the US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and
NOAA Radar Operation Center | roc.noaa.gov |
Large collection of technical papers on NEXRAD (WSR-88D)
weather and other types of radar.
Satellite broadcast is one method
used by the NWS
and others for disseminating the
data stream. Our goal is to make the data stream available nationwide,
but not to provide detailed support (i.e. funding, manpower, or
equipment) for state and local efforts to redistribute the data
stream after downlink.
Royal Meteorological Society | rmets.org/index.php
| 0118 9568500 | UK
The Royal Meteorological Society is the national
society for all those whose profession or interests are in any way
connected with meteorology or related subjects.
The Skyhawk Weather Station | theweatherweb.com
| Tiltonsville, OH
Serving Tiltonsville, Ohio and surrounding
communities in the Ohio Valley 24 hour real-time weather coverage.
Skywarn WX4RNK | wx4rnk.org | Blacksburg, VA
SKYWARN, founded in the early 1970's is made up of a group of trained,
dedicated amateur weather enthusiast who work in conjunction with
the National Weather Service by observing and reporting adverse
weather conditions to promote public safety and minimize property
USA Today Weather | asp.usatoday.com/weather/weatherfront.aspx
Weather news, information and articles.
Weather Amateur Radio Network (WARN) | warn.org/pages/content
| Cincinnati, OH
WARN is the amateur radio organization charged
by the Wilmington, OH office of the the National Weather Service
to collect and relay severe weather reports from Cincinnati area
HAMs to the NWS.
Weather by Giannetta | enter.net/~wxdata/amateur1.htm
| Bath, PA
The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc | weather.com
Weather news & information.
WeatherMatrix | weathermatrix.net
is a worldwide organization of over 6000 online amateur and professional
weather enthusiasts -- meteorologists, storm chasers and spotters,
and weather observers from all parts of the globe.
Weather in North Wales | northwalesindex.co.uk/pages/498.html
Various local weather links.
The Weather Underground, Inc (Wunderground)
| wunderground.com | Ann Arbor, MI
Find the weather for any city,
state or ZIP code, or airport code or country. Also features historical
weather conditions and astronomy.
Weatherzone | weatherzone.com.au
leading commercial weather information provider to media and Internet
organisations serving customers in industry, agriculture, government,
recreation, education and consumer markets.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) | worldweather.org
World city forecasts, climatology and Weather observations.