The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) is a short term forecasting site that focuses on non severe weather. You will be able to find short term forecasts of surface analysis, showing you where the fronts and systems are. On this site you will also be able to find Excessive Rainfall Outlooks, showing where flooding will likely occur in the next three days.
Used for: Surface Analysis, Short Term Forecasting, Rainfall Forecasting, Flooding Outlooks
The Iowa State Meteogram Generator is from The Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM), which collects environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks. The Meteogram is a single-site forecasting model comparison tool that plots forecasted temperature, dew point, wind speed and direction, and multiple precipitin types.
Used for: Single-site model comparison, Temperature and Dew Point Forecasts, Wind Speed and direction, precipitation accumulation and type
Pivotal Weather is a comprehensive site that presents hi-res weather graphics for HRRR,ECMWF, GFS, NAM, and other models. This site includes SHARPpy sounding along with severe and winter weather maps
Used for: Model forecasting maps, forecast soundings, severe and winter weather analysis
The Storm Prediction Center’s Short-Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF) is constructed by post-processing all 21 members of the NCEP SREF plus the 3-hour time lagged and operational NAM for all 22 members.
Used for: Short term (3-hour) forecasting, depicting the mean of ensemble members for short term precipitation amounts and type, decipher model confidence base on members variance
The National Center for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Short Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF) is an ensemble blend of 24 members for short term forecasting for individual NWS Weather Forecasting Offices (WFO). The blend shows the forecasted average for temperatures, dew points, cape, shear, winds, and precipitation amount and type for the next 3 hours.
Used for: Short term forecasting, displaying forecasted atmospheric ingredients at multiples heights, severe weather forecasting, winter weather forecasting, fire forecasting, aviation forecasting
The Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) is a weather forecast model made up of 21 separate forecasts, or ensemble members. This site plots EMC GEFS plumes for single-site ASOS stations across the US. You can compare the variables of each ensemble member for temperature, humidity, shear, winds, QPF, snow accumulation and more.
Used for: Depicting the mean of ensemble members for a single-site, decipher model confidence base on members variance
The Storm Prediction Center’s (SPC) High Resolution Ensemble Plumes (HREF) contains advanced guidance for synoptic, severe, winter, fire, and precipitation forecasting. The weather data can be displayed over a CONUS domain or one of nine regional sectors.
Used for: Synoptic Forecasting, Short term forecasting, severe weather forecasting, winter weather forecasting, fire forecasting, precipitation forecasting
College of Dupage Nexlab- https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/
National Weather Service- https://www.weather.gov/
Climate Prediction Center- https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/