Weather forecasts the way YOU want them.

National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists use weather models, training and experience to produce the forecast. We create an image of what we believe will happen - essentially "drawing" the various weather elements (temperatures, winds, chances for precipitation, etc). From there a digital database is created which is then manipulated in a multitude of ways, creating different forecast presentations. 

Below you will find an array of NWS forecast pages, each a bit different from each other. The forecasts are the same, but how you view them and what is displayed is controlled by you. Some are great for a quick overview. Others provide hour by hour details. There is even a forecast that helps you plan your day around when the warmest temperatures will be. Try them all out and see what suits your needs the best.

Note: the forecasts highlighted in purple are considered "operational" and are supported. The forecasts in green are experimental and do not have full support at this time. These may replace older versions of these styles of forecasts in the future. 

Point and Click Experimental Point and Click Activity Planner Hourly Weather Graph Graphical
Experimental Graphical Experimental Prob of Pcpn Type Tabular Quick Experimental User-Defined Area

 

Point and Click
Where to find it? What does it have?  

From our homepage, click anywhere on the map for a forecast for that specific point:

  • Quick look forecast with weather icons and high / low temperatures for the next 5 days
  • Current conditions
  • 7 day text forecast
  • Access to current radar and satellite data
  • Access other types of forecasts here too, including "graphical",  "hourly weather graph", "tabular" and "quick" forecasts.
  • The "work horse" page for forecast and current information
Experimental Point and Click
Where to find it? What does it have?  

A "new" point and click forecast page is being developed.  You'll need to enter the location you wish a forecast for, or use the Google map to select it.

 

  • The main weather story for the next 7 days
  • Detailed, hourly forecast data for the next 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours and 7 days
  • Current conditions
  • Facebook posts
  • Current radar
  • Hourly forecast graph
  • "Slide cast" - quick forecast by the hour

Activity Planner
Where to find it? What does it have?  

On our left-hand menu, under the "Forecast" header.

 

  • Forecast by time periods of weather elements 
  • You pick the weather element, you pick the range you are interested in (for instance, temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees), and the forecast will highlight the time when this is expected to occur 
  • Excellent for planning
  • Customizable for your needs

Hourly Weather Graph
Where to find it? What does it have?  

The hourly weather graph can be accessed from any "Point and Click" forecast page. Its toward the bottom, on the right-hand side. 

 

  • Line graphs of various weather elements
  • 2 day, hour by hour forecast
  • Great for finding out when the highest precipitation chances are for a day, when its going to be warmest / coldest, windy, etc
  • Excellent for planning 

 

Graphical Forecast
Where to find it? What does it have?  

The link to the graphical forecast can be found off of any "Point and Click" forecast page. Its located at the bottom right-hand of the page. 

 

  • A graphical representation of the forecast (images)
  • National, regional, state and local views
  • Allows you to "see" the weather
  • Broader view of the forecast - "paint brush" as opposed to "pin point"
  • Excellent for identifying where the heaviest rain/snow is expected  

Experimental Graphical Forecast
Where to find it? What does it have?  

This graphical forecast page is in the development stages. It will likely replace the current graphical forecast pages. Here is your chance to preview it! You can comment on what you like, what you don't like, and what you would like included. http://preview.weather.gov/graphical/

 

  • A graphical representation of the forecast (images)
  • Resizeable Google map 
  • Many, many weather elements to look at - not just temperatures and precipitation. 
  • While still a graphical forecast, the map is clickable and allows you to get a text or graph version of the forecast for that point.

Experimental Probability of Precipitation Type
Where to find it? What does it have?  

This forecast can be found on our "Winter Monitor" page. To get there, click on "Winter" under the "Forecast" header on our left-hand menu. The link for the Probability of Precipitation Type is located on the left-hand side of the Winter Monitor, below the forecast / display map. 

 

  • Forecast of confidence of each precipitation type that could occur
  • Its 3 day, every 3 hour text forecast
  • Great during fall, winter, and spring when a variety of precipitation is more likely
  • A key on how to the read the table can be found here

 

Tabular Forecast
Where to find it? What does it have?  

The tabular forecast can be accessed from any "Point and Click" forecast page. Its toward the bottom, under the forecast text. on the right-hand side.

 

  • Hourly forecast out to 2 days
  • User selectable weather elements
  • Chart of forecast "numbers", rather than a text or graphical forecast

Quick Forecast
Where to find it? What does it have?  

The "quick" forecast can be accessed from any "Point and Click" forecast page. Its toward the bottom, under the forecast text. on the right-hand side.

 

  • 7 day forecast
  • Uses tables and icons to highlight the basic weather elements
  • A fast way to look at the forecast, but not overly detailed.

 

Experimental User-Defined Area Forecast
Where to find it? What does it have?  

On our left-hand menu, under the "Forecast" header.

This forecast provides (essentially) the same information and access to various links as the "Point and Click" forecast does. However, it takes the average of the weather elements from the user defined polygon.
  • Quick look forecast with weather icons and high / low temperatures for the next 5 days
  • Current conditions
  • 7 day text forecast
  • Great if you need a general forecast, for a broad area
  • This forecast could take awhile to generate, depending on how large the polygon is
  • Access to current radar and satellite data
  • Access other types of forecasts here too, including "graphical",  "hourly weather graph", "tabular" and "quick" forecasts.

 


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