This is an archive of a series of internet articles intended to introduce you to services available on the NWS website with which you may not be so familiar, but you may find extremely useful.  Click the links below to check these services out in more detail, and if you have any specific questions, please email the webmaster at

NWS Web Services Articles

Hourly Weather Forecast Graph

The National Weather Service provides 7 day weather forecasts for hourly conditions...for your exact location...and updates the forecast multiple times per day.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (River Forecasts)

The National Weather Service provides detailed river forecast information, particularly during times of flooding and elevated water levels.

How To Access Past Weather Data

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the National Climate Data Center and Regional Climate Centers, grants access to a wealth of past weather information via the NWS website.  This information includes weather records, normal conditions, daily temperature and precipitation information, and even detailed informaiton on significant weather events.

Interactive Precipitation Maps The National Weather Service, specifically the river forecast centers, make high resolution interactive precipitation and snowfall maps available for public use.  These maps are zoomable to a specific location of interest, and frequently updated throughout the day.
Activity Planner The National Weather Service has created a innovative and user-friendly tool that is available for the public to create their own personalized forecast based on the official forecast issued by our local meteorologists is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.