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Hazards & Assessments

Weather Hazards Map Hazards Assessment

Weather Hazards

Map displays active watch, warnings, advisories and short term forecasts in the lower 48 states. Map automatically refreshes every five minutes.

Loop of sea-level pressures and fronts through day 7

Storm Prediction Center

Storm Prediction Center Overview Graphic / Map

Radar of the contiguous United States with Storm Prediction Center outlook..

Current Conditions

Latest Surface AnalysisNational Forecast Maps

Surface Analysis

The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) produces surface maps which depicts the analysis of  highs, lows, fronts, troughs, outflow boundaries, squall lines, and drylines.

Regional Observations
Rainfall Reports

Radar Albany NY


WSR-88D Doppler Radar

Albany NY
Montague NY
Dual-Pol Data | Training
Northeast Sector | Loop
Nationwide | Loop


Upper Air Sounding Map

Upper Air Soundings

Skew-T charts for all observed soundings across the United States. An archive of seven days of data is available.

Observed Soundings

Storm Reports

These reports are preliminary and are plotted and listed "as is" from NWS Local Storm Reports usually sent in realtime.

Albany's Preliminary Local Storm Reports |  Public Information Statements

Storm Prediction Center

Convection Outlooks 

Convective outlook  for organized severe thunderstorms over the contiguous United States for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Days 4-8.


Current Watches

About Severe Weather Watches

Current Watches

Graphic showing any severe thunderstorm and tornado watches which are in effect over the contiguous United States.

Severe & Tornado Watches



Thunderstorm Outlook

Thunderstorm Outlook 

Depicts the expected geographic areas of thunderstorms including 10%, 40% and 70% probabilities in 4- or 8-hour time periods.

Thunderstorm Outlook

Mesoscale Discussions

Describe what is currently happening, what is expected in the next few hours, the meteorological reasoning for the forecast, and when / where SPC plans to issue the watch.

Current Mesoscale Discussions


Upper Air Map

Forecast Tools

Including upper air mapsupper air soundingsmesoanalysis graphics, Short-Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF), Storm-Scale Ensemble of Opportunity (SSEO) and Compmap.

SPC Mesoscale Sectors

Mesoscale Analysis

Nine fixed regional sectors and a national sector provide hourly gridded mesoanalysis graphics across the CONUS.

Northeast Sector

Local Products

Example WSW

Definitions and Preparedness Information