Current Weather Information
The South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) has collected a number of weather related information. This page will refresh every minute, to obtain updated weather information.
(Click on the image to go to the current convective outlook, with links to see days 2 through 7.)
(Click on the image to go to the current Severe Weather Warnings)
A great source of real time lighting information is available on the LightningMaps.Org website. A network of inexpensive lighting detectors have been built, and deployed across the planet. Locally, there's a sensor at the NWS building, and it is used to help listen for the high frequency tones of lightning, and send this data back to servers in Germany for comparison to the other detectors, across the globe. When 9 sensors agree on the placement of a lightning pulse, its location is sent back to the all of the clients watching the data in real time. What's amazing is that depending on conditions, for lightning pulses > 2 miles from your location, you'll probably see a blip on the screen, before you actually hear the thunder.
When you just need to overdose on charts, graphs, and weather models, the good people at the SpaghettiModels.com website have you covered. Here you'll find a number of the NWS maps, and a lot of the hurricane models, so you can keep up with the storms as they move through.
If you want to learn more about weather, severe weather, and storm spotting, you should take a look at the Become a Storm Spotter From Home website. On this page you'll find dozens of links that give you a history of storm spotting, the basics of storm spotting, glossaries, cloud catalogs, and a whole lot more. Special thanks to Liam, and his mom for passing this link along!
If you're looking for a better source of real time doppler weather data for your Win PC, take a look at: Gibson Ridge Software. This software displays NWS watches and warnings from across the country, and you can see a number of products from all of the NWS doppler radar units. The only down side is that this software runs about $80. If you use these products, the software is definitely worth it. Also, there's some volume discounts, so order with a friend and save $5 each!