Weather Links - The Vegetable Crops Planner
These are links to Weather images that show current weather (composite radar images and precipatation location) and predicted weather from 18 to 48 hours. Knowing the current weather and future conditions will help you make critical vegetable production decisions.
Most are provided by the OSU Dept. of Geography, Unisys and commercial TV stations and considered to be some of the best on the WWW.
Weather Radar for Ohio
In addition to the Nexrad images from Intellicast, we are now offering links to National Weather Service images from Cleveland and Wilmington and Doppler radar images provided by some commercial TV stations.
Some of these images are sharp and clear and are updated every 10 to 15 minutes giving you the accuracy and information as if you were subscribed to an online information provider. Composite versus Base reflectivity Radar: Composite is a look at the sky with several different radar angles. It can give a better indication of areas with heavy rainfall.
|Nexrad Radar Images|
Precise location and intensity of storms ( 4 updates per hour, In the black box on the right, you will see the date and time of the image shown as Zulu or Greenich Mean Time)
Selection of "Radar Imagery" shows a multi-state regional view and precipitation as rain, freezing rain or snow.
All nexrad images are from www.intelicast.com
Click on a location listed at the right.
| Cleveland (Northern and NE OH)
|| Wilmington (SW and Southern OH)|
|National Weather Service Additional Radar:
| Commercial Sites:|
| WBNS Columbus
Live streaming doppler; Satellite/Radar images, etc.
||US Map of Doppler weather stations. Click on Cleveland or Wilmington for great image.
The Weather Maps
How to read the Weather Maps.
The weather maps have the month, date and time in the upper or lower right corner. Map times are GMT or Greenwich Mean Time. For correct local eastern time, subtract 4 hours during Daylight Savings and 5 hours during Standard time.
General Surface Map Info: The circles on the maps represent cities or station model plots of surface conditions for the forcast time. The numbers around the circle indicate temperature-upper left, dewpoint-lower left, barometric pressure-upper right (last 3 digits). A colored or filled-in circle indicates cloudy skies. The line coming from the circle indicates wind direction and the barbs on the line show wind speed. Each long barb is 10 knots and half barb about 5 knots.
National Forecast Maps From Weather.gov
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Eastern U.S. Day One to Day 4 Forecast Maps
Low and High Temperature, Cloud Cover, Precipitation Amount and Type.
Ohio Surface Analysis
US Surface Analysis
Location of Highs and Low, Fronts, Barometric Pressure in millibars and Radar Images (Precipation)
|National Weather Service|
Check Out the New Graphical Interface and Forecasting Tools, COOL!
Agricultural Observations, Soil temp, Growing Degree days, climate summaries, river forecasts and more
GFS, and NAM Forecast Model Maps
[Links updated Oct '11]
Predicted Surface Pressure in millibars and Precipation from 18 to 48 hours
THE 10 DAY OUTLOOK
Precipatation, Temperature and Soil Moisture Outlook, for North America, for the next 10 days.
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Soil Moisture measured in top 2 meters and expected change in centimeters over 14 days.
OSU Complete Atomospheric Weather Images and Home Page
Satellite Images, The Tropical Atlantic, Jet Streams, Numerical Model Outputs and More!
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