33andrain's Wx Resources Page
Staff Note: A special thank you to Jack Sillin for his incredible work in putting this together.
Welcome to the 33andrain Weather Resources page! Here are a few quick tips for using this page most effectively and efficiently.
- Resources highlighted in green are useful for anyone from the general public. No special knowledge is needed to take advantage of these sites.
- Resources highlighted in orange are useful for anyone with a basic knowledge of/interest in the weather. The more you know about the weather, the more useful they'll be.
- Resources highlighted in red are only likely to be useful for seasoned enthusiasts with a fair amount of weather watching experience.
- Resources highlighted in pink will require plenty of specialized weather/computer knowledge to take advantage of.
- Resources highlighted in blue have a wide range of information ranging from easily understood to fairly technical.
- Resources highlighted in bold are my go-to sites. If you're unsure where to start, try these first!
To elaborate on the above 'rating system', the green sites will have useful information for your Grandmother who knows exactly nothing about weather (unless you have a really cool Grandma!). If you're interested enough in weather to sign up for a weather forum, you're almost certainly set to go for the orange links. If you're keeping up with some of the technical discussions here, you'll find the red sites quite useful. Understanding the stuff on the pink sites requires either formal education or an obsession for learning about the atmosphere in an informal capacity. We celebrate both here at 33andrain! If you have any questions about any of these links or the data found at them, feel free to ask me or any of the many knowledgeable posters here. We'll be happy to help!
Of course, you're welcome to check out any of these sites no matter your level of experience and knowledge. The colors are just meant as general guidelines to direct you more quickly to information you'll find most useful. If you disagree with any of my ratings, I'm happy to chat!
If you have any links to add or if any links change/are broken, send me a PM and I'll add/fix them as soon as I can!
Is your weather-related website or blog missing? PM me the link and I'll add it!
General Purpose Sites
Level 2 radar data from weather.us. Structured as *State View* (Radar Source Location).
Level 3 radar data from Accuweather. Listed by radar site
Free Model Sites
Paid Model Sites
I've marked these all as useful only for serious enthusiasts/seasoned veterans because I firmly believe that you can get really far these days just with free data. If you're just starting out on your meteorological adventures, it's not worth the money for these sites. The links above will give you more information than you think! The paid sites are only worth it if you're going to be doing serious forecasting on a regular basis.
Long Range/Non Model Based Forecasting
Archived Weather Data
Hydrological/Water Related Forecasting
This isn't a complete list of all the weather resources out there. I've excluded some to try and keep this page useable. Too many links would lead to clutter. However, if you have any resources that I'm missing, feel free to let me know and I'll look into adding them. I hope these sites help, and happy forecasting!