In 2015 we have enhanced this feature by adding the additional data for Precipitation, Relative Humidity and Heat Index. This can all be displayed graphically or via reports. See some examples below.
Click here to see a sample PDF report showing heat indices and relative humidity
Click here to
see a sample PDF report showing precipitation
Sample Precipitation Display (March 9th, 2015.. zoomed into Mobile Bay area)
Sample Heat Index display (March 2015)
The remainder of this information on this page describes this feature as it was introduced in 2014.
A significant enhancement is the ability of users to examine current observations for all official weather stations, NOAA operated coastal stations, Buoys, Oil Rigs, Ship Reports and observed storm reports (over 5000 stations). Data includes Wind Speeds, Wave Heights, Pressure, Ocean Temperatures, Air Temperature, Dew Points and Local Storm Reports. This is presented in a user friendly format including the depiction of current tropical cyclones / formation alert areas and the ability to plot graphically or produce reports on the parameters listed above. Sample uses of this feature include:
Comparison of forecast vs.
actual developing conditions
Easy, quick displays of smaller scale events away from the storms circulation (i.e. feeder bands)
Real time, multiple source on-site reports, indicating storm effects on the ground
The ability to view local (or worldwide) weather observations, even without active tropical storms
Depiction of formation "alert" areas.
and now in 2015... real time depiction of dangerous heat indices, daily precipitation and relative humidity.
Watch the video below for more information
Best viewed by selecting HD in the video settings (gear icon lower right) and watching in Full Screen.
(The direct YouTube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YM2x0fnurE&hd=1)
Click on thumbnail images below for some additional sample screenshots (or scroll down the page)
Click here for sample Observation Report in PDF format