National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices
- Amarillo, TX: Texas Panhandle
- Austin/San Antonio, TX: Central Texas and Hill Country (includes San Antonio, Austin, and Del Rio)
- Brownsville, TX: Lower Rio Grande Valley (includes Brownsville and McAllen)
- Corpus Christi, TX: South-Central Texas (includes Corpus Christi, Laredo, and Victoria)
- Fort Worth, TX: North Texas (includes Dallas, Killeen, and Waco)
- El Paso, TX: Far West Texas
- Houston/Galveston, TX: Southeast Texas (includes Houston, College Station, and Huntsville)
- Lubbock, TX: West Texas
- Midland/Odessa, TX: Permian Basin and Big Bend (includes Midland, Odessa, and Big Spring)
- San Angelo, TX: Western Hill Country (includes Abilene and San Angelo)
- Lake Charles, LA: Southwest Louisiana and Far Southeast Texas (includes Beaumont)
- Shreveport, LA: Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, and Northeast Texas (includes Tyler, Longview, and Texarkana)
- Norman, OK: Central and West Oklahoma, and Northwest Texas (includes Wichita Falls)
National Weather Service National Centers
- Weather Prediction Center (Washington, DC): issues national forecasts for precipitation, winter weather, and performs model diagnostics and surface analyses.
- Climate Prediction Center (Washington, DC): issues forecasts for climate variability, anomalies, and assessments. Items of interest include the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), and long-range seasonal forecasts.
- Storm Prediction Center (Norman, OK): issues severe weather outlooks as well as Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches. Also issues fire weather products.
- National Hurricane Center (Miami, FL): issues tropical cyclone outlooks and forecasts for the North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins.
Live Weather Links
- National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Real-Time Weather: an older (but tried and true!) website containing satellite, surface, radar, and upper-air observations. Also contains model graphics.
- College of DuPage: contains surface, upper-air, mesoanalysis, isentropic, and cross-sectional maps. This website is a favorite amongst professional and amateur meteorologists alike.
- Oklahoma Mesonet: high-density surface observations across the state of Oklahoma. Maintained by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, a joint agency between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.
- West Texas Mesonet: similar to the Oklahoma Mesonet, but for West Texas. Maintained by Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
- Advanced Scatterometer Winds: satellite wind data maintained by NOAA. This data is quite different technically from the data on the CIMSS website below.
- Earth Map: a nice visualization of winds and ocean currents around the globe.
- QG Diagnostics: diagnostic graphics using the quasi-geostrophic equation of motion (this is getting rather advanced, but take a look, it’s interesting!). Maintained by Thomas Galarneau at the University of Arizona.
- Vertical Wind Profile Hodographs: wind hodographs plotted from vertical wind profile data from Doppler radars. This site is maintained by Tim Supinie at the University of Oklahoma.
- Pivotal Weather: Your one-stop shop for model data from numerous computer models including the GFS, European, HRRR, and others. Note that the European is limited to just a few fields since that is all the ECMWF releases for free. Many of the models have point and click forecast soundings as well.
Tropical Weather Links
- Colorado State University/CIRA Tropical Cyclones: satellite products for tropical cyclones around the world.
- Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS, University of Wisconsin, Madison): satellite imagery and satellite-derived wind products for all tropical cyclone basins throughout the world.
- Florida State University Cyclone Phase Diagrams: uses model fields to classify cyclones as warm/cold core and symmetric/asymmetric. Useful for monitoring the life cycle of tropical cyclones, and predicting when they will undergo post-tropical transition.
- Joint Typhoon Warning Center (Honolulu, HI): issues forecasts for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific, South Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
- Naval Research Lab Tropical Cyclone Page: satellite imagery for active tropical cyclones across the world.