Amateur Weather Resources
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
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 sunny, etc.
Amateur Weather Manufacturers & Services
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
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 County, VA
Current conditions & links.
Amateur Radio Station at the
National Hurricane Center | fiu.edu/orgs/w4ehw/w4ehw-aprs.html
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 | wxqa.com/DCC3.htm
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
Weather data from the
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 | rocket-roar.com/BT/wsr.html
Amateur radio based weather radar project by Sean Breheny(KA3YXM) and Anish Trivedi
CT Weather Center, Inc
203-730-2899 / Danbury, Connecticut
Forecasts, radar maps, warnings and
Dayton Skywarn | dayton-skywarn.org
Dayton Section - W8OK Severe Weather Observation Reporting Network, serving west central
Ohio and the White Water Valley of Indiana.
Free Weather Stuff | wxdude.com/free.html
Information on ordering
free weather items.
Hurricane Watch Net, Inc.hwn.org
Consists 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 areas.
Kincardine Amateur Weather Station | pilor.com
Local weather & cams.
National Hurricane Center | nhc.noaa.gov
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
National Weather Service | nws.noaa.gov
Silver Spring, MD
the US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NOAA Radar Operation Center | roc.noaa.gov
Large collection of technical papers on NEXRAD (WSR-88D) weather and other types of radar.
NOAA WINSAT | nws.noaa.gov/emwin/winsat.htm
Satellite broadcast is one method used by the
NWS and others for disseminating the
EMWIN 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
Serving Tiltonsville, Ohio and surrounding
communities in the Ohio Valley 24 hour real-time weather coverage.
Skywarn WX4RNK | wx4rnk.org
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 damage.
USA Today Weather | asp.usatoday.com/weather/weatherfront.aspx
Weather news, information and articles.
Weather Amateur Radio Network (WARN) | warn.org/pages/content
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
The Weather Channel
Interactive, Inc | weather.com
Weather news & information.
WeatherMatrix | weathermatrix.net
WeatherMatrix 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
Australiaʼs 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.