Weather, Oceanography, & Related Information

 

Observations
*   Radar Sites
      • NWS  - zoom in capabilities
      • Intellicast  - zoom in capabilities
      • SFWMD - Voluminous Data
*   Select Satellite links
      • US Visible via GOES
      • US IR via GOES
      • Atlantic and Caribbean Tropical Satellite Imagery
      • SEUS, GOM, Atlantic Ocean & Carribean Visible Loop
        (Great for Hurricane Overview)

*   Sea States (wave height & direction)
      •Global Wave HT & Wind Speed 180hr Animation
      •Wave Heights - 00 to 144 hours out
*   Moored Buoy & C-Man Station(s)
      •Florida
      •Southeast
*   Surf Cams (conditions near shore and some inlets)
      •Florida
      •Limited Worldwide
*   Gulf Stream (servers are sometimes unavailable)
      •Overall View plus options
      • Current Position with velocities for last 4wks plus
      • Animated views of above link
*   Sea Surface Temperature
      •Worldwide
*   Surface Analysis
      •Future 60 Hr Loop - CONUS
      •Previous 24Hr Loop - CONUS
      •NW ATLANTIC (Boston)
      •NE PACIFIC (Pt. Reyes)
      •GULF of MEXICO, CARIBBEAN, TROP ATL + EAST PACIFIC
      •ALASKA and NORTH PACIFIC (Kodiak)
      •HAWAII, CENTRAL and TROPICAL NE PACIFIC
Tools
*   Astronomical Data
      •Sunrise, Sunset, Moon ..., Venus, ..
      • Solar System Live Current Position of Planets, ...
      • View from the Sun User Selectable Views available
*   Tide and Current Predictor
      •Tide and Current Prediction
*   Compute Variation
      •Variation Computation by Lat/Long
*   Reference
      •Wind Chill & Heat Index Charts
      •Water Survival (Hypothermia) Chart
      •Trigonometry, Pythagorean Theorem, and Square Roots
      •Common Conversion Units

Various NOAA Products
      • NOAA Home Page
          – Atlantic (w PR, VI), Gulf, Pacific, Alaska, Great Lakes
                ICW Chart 11485 - Includes Titusville Marina
          – Weather Prediction Center
          – Weather Page
          – Marine and Coastal Weather
          – Ocean Page
          – Satellite Information and Products
          – Hydro-Metorological Prediction Center   Future S/A Charts
          – Charting and Navigation
      •Aviation Wx   For those trained - invaluable
      •Hurricane Season Occurrence Image
      • Tropical Cyclone Climatology Where and When
      • Hurricane Predictions vs. Occurrence Image
  Accuracy of predictions has not been good since 1995 and starts major departure (2004) prior to Hurricane Charley. ZRD contends that historical is not 100% applicable - a new normal
      • National Hurricane Center For Atlantic and Eastern Pacific
      • Atlantic or Eastern Pacific Download or Print Tracking Charts

Excellent Cumulative, In Depth, Dedicated, Comprehensive Data
      • Passage Weather - Worldwide   Weather Forecasts for Sailors, A multitude of data
      • College of DuPage   Next Generation Weather Lab

Good Web Sites
      • Intellicast.com   A Very good overall Wx site
            Mixed Surface Analysis   Animated frontal and pressure positions, satellite IR) cloud cover, precipitation
      • Great Smart Phone Website   A multitude of wx data small sized to fit a cell phone screen

Extensive Wx by Location
      • Extensive Conditions and Forecasts for Canada   Starting Point enabling investigation of this great Canadian Wx website

Not Wx, But Extremely Useful
      • Interstate 95 Road Conditions Florida to Maine - You may zoom + and - to detail desired.
      • Central and South Florida Real Time Road Conditions Florida - Daytona to Key West - Graphical plus Live Traffic Cameras.
      • Realtime Flight Traffic Centered on Florida, May see entire planet, Zoom in or out.

Eclipses (servers are sometimes unavailable)
      • Next Upcoming US Total Solar Eclipse Others (Types, and Locations) available
      • Solar Eclipses for your specific location
      • Image of 21st century North American eclipses   Includes close-up of SE US
 


Notes:
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Hyperlinks:
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