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Severe Weather for Portions of Montana and Plains; Great Plains into Midwest Warm Up

Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected in Montana and the Plains today. Heavy rain may cause localized flash flooding in the northern Plains into the upper Midwest and lower Mississippi Valley. Critical fire weather conditions will persist across the Great Basin and interior Alaska into early week. Heat will build for the Plains, Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and Great Lakes into Monday. Read More >

NWS is extending the comment period for the Experimental National Geographic Information System (GIS) Map Viewer (“the Viewer”) web application hosted on the Amazon Web Services public cloud through May 27, 2022. The following notification  and news article contain more information. The Viewer is also embedded below.

Many of the National Weather Service data sets are available in formats that are able to be imported directly into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or your own custom map viewers or web pages.  Data formats include downloadable shapefiles and KML formats, web services, and our basemaps in shapefile format.

Individual Radar WMS links can be found here: https://opengeo.ncep.noaa.gov/geoserver/www/index.html

As more data is made available in these formats, links to the data will be added to these pages. Click one of the GIS format links above to start exploring the NWS GIS data currently available!