A strong low pressure system will bring very strong winds and blizzard conditions to portions of the Northern Plains today into tonight. Winds gusting over 60 mph at times may cause whiteout conditions. A second low pressure system is forecast to intensify rapidly off the U.S east coast bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding to the Carolina's.
Third Party Plug-ins, applets, and applications
Mapping Applications and Extensions to support KML/KMZ file formats
GoogleTM Maps/GoogleTM Earth images used on National Weather Service pages
Third party provided social networking/social media tools and services
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration wide search services provided by USA.gov
References to the following vendors or commercial web sites does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NWS) or any of its field offices or employees.
CGI Software support provided in part through the cgic © library:
cgic, copyright 1995 by Thomas Boutell. Permission is granted to use cgic in any application, commercial or noncommercial, at no cost. HOWEVER, this copyright paragraph must appear on a "credits" page accessible in the public online and offline documentation of the program. Modified versions of the cgic library should not be distributed without the attachment of a clear statement regarding the author of the modifications, and this notice may in no case be removed. Modifications may also be submitted to the author for inclusion in the main cgic distribution.
ArcGIS extension that allows ESRI software to read KML until the next full release of ESRI software that will natively support KML/KMZ - (Purchase) - download from KMLer.com
ESRI’s ArcGIS Explorer - KML file format support - free download from ESRI.com
FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) that converts data in one format to another - KML file format support - (Purchase) - download from Safe.com
Gaia3 - supports KML/KMZ - free download from http://www.thecarbonproject.com/gaia.php
Gmap4 (free online software based on Google Maps) that displays most KML/KMZ files that are hosted anywhere online. http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html
GoogleEarth viewer - KML file format support - free download from Google.com
Keyhole Keyhole 2 LT and Keyhole 2 NV (NVIDIA graphics cards only) - KML file support - (Purchase) - download from Keyhole.com
NASA WorldWind viewer (latest version 1.3.5 released May 12, 2006) - free download from NASA
uDig - supports KML - free download from http://udig.refractions.net/
Swift Weather Defender® Arming public safety agencies, utilities, contractors and others with up-to-the-minute weather tracking
World Wind plug-in to support KML (for versions of World Wind earlier than 1.3.4) - free download from WorldWindCentral.com
Google Maps and Google Earth map information and photographic imagery are used under license by Google. NOAA/National Weather Service data presented using Google Maps/Google Earth are in the public domain and is also made available in open standard KML/KMZ format. The map information and photographic imagery contain trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. This does not imply an endorsement of Google, Google Maps, or Google Earth products or services by NOAA/National Weather Service. Under the terms of the license, you are permitted to copy or use the Google Maps/Google Earth images on your site so long as Google Maps/Google Earth trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features are not deleted or in any manner altered.
Third party provided social networking/social media tools and services may be used by the National Weather Service as a supplemental channel to promote weather awareness activities across the agency, highlighting NWS meetings and outreach efforts, and highlighting NWS educational efforts, resources, and activities across the agency. Use of third party provided services/tools for dissemination of environmental information will be implemented consistent with existing NOAA policies and NWS Directives. Prior to NWS implementation of any third party provided social media / social networking service or tool, a government Terms of Service agreement will be signed by the Department of Commerce on behalf of the agency, and only those services with DoC approved Terms of Services will be used. Content posted to third party provided social networking/social media tools and services will be first posted on NWS official Web pages. No new environmental products will be developed exclusively for third party provided social networking/social media tools and services.
Third party provided social networking/social media tools and services used by the NWS include:
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