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Hazards & Assessments

Weather Hazards Map

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

Hazards Days 3-7
CPC Temp / Pcpn Outlooks

Hazards Assessment

From Monday-Friday, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issues an outlook of weather- and climate-related hazards to the United States for the next 3 to 14 days.

Interactive U.S. Hazards 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
Snowfall / Rainfall Reports

Radar Albany NY


WSR-88D Doppler Radar

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

Latest IR SatelliteImage


GOES and other satellite imagery

East U.S. Visible | Loop
East U.S. Infrared | Loop
Local Visible | Loop
Local Infrared | Loop

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service Albany NY River Forecast Text Product

Rivers & Lakes

The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) provides observations and forecasts for area rivers as well as precipitation information.

River Observations & Forecasts

Precipitation Analysis

National Snow Analyses

National Snow Analyses

Includes data on snow water equivalent, snow depth and more. The data can be view for a day or animated for a two week period or a season.

CONUS & Northeast

NERFC: Observed Snow Maps


Interactive Snow Information

National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC) produces  modeled data of snow water equivalent, snow depth and more.

Airborne Snow Survey Program

Forecasts & Guidance

HPC Snowfall Forecast

Winter Weather Probability Charts

Depicts the probabilities of snow and freezing rain reaching or exceeding specific amounts issued by the Weather Prediction Center.

Snow and Freezing Rain
Composite Charts
Surface Low Tracks


About WPC Probabilistic Winter Precipitation (PWPF) Forecast Products

Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Guidance

Probabilities of exceeding a threshold show filled contour levels of probability that the 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour accumulation of winter precipitation will equal or exceed the given threshold.



ALY Total Snowfall Forecast

Snowfall Accumulations

Shows forecasted snowfall accumulations for a given
time period.

2 day Regional Snowfall forecast

Forecast Snowfall

Regional 6-hourly:
Graphical Forecasts



Ice Accumulation

Ice Accumulation

Shows forecasted Ice Accumulations






6-hour QPF

Precipitation Forecasts

Shows forecasted precipitation for a given time period.

Local 6-hour QPF / Snow / Ice

County Rainfall Exceedance Probabilities

Regional 6-hourly:
Graphical Forecasts

Precipitation Forecasts

Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts  issued by the Weather Prediction Center.

Day 1-3 QPF Loops:
6-hour --- 12-hour --- 24-hour

Day 1-7 QPF Loop

Northeast River Forecest Center QPF Forecast

Short Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF) Products

Short-Range Ensemble Forecast (SREF)

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Short-Range Ensemble Forecast  is produced by postprocessing the 21 members NCEP SREF plus the operational WRF-NAM for a total of 22 members. Special emphasis is placed on high-impact, mesoscale guidance including winter weather.


NCEP SREF Plume Viewer

There are three different model families with one control member and three positive and negative perturbation for each control.

NOTE: This viewer should be considered EXPERIMENTAL and is not supported on a 24/7 basis.


Local Products

Example WSW

Winter Weather                   Watch-Warning-Advisory


Non-Precipitation (Wind)        Watch-Warning-Advisory


Special Weather Statements


Definitions and Preparedness Information