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Current Weather   Forecasts

Watches & Warnings
• Current Weather Warnings
• Weather Hazards Assessments

River And Flooding Data
• Observed and Forecast AHPS River Gauges

Other Current Data
• Alaska Ice and Sea Surface Temperature


Flood/Flash Flood
• Significant River Flood Outlook

• NOAA Atlas 14 Precipitation Frequency Estimates

• U.S Temperature and Precipitation Seasonal Outlooks

Past Weather   Additional Info

• 1950-2006 Database of Tornado, Large Hail, and Damaging Wind Reports

• Hourly Precipitation Analysis


• Heat Index
• Global Sea Surface Temperature

Drought Monitoring
• Soil Moisture
• Evaporation
• Precipitation
• Runoff
• Temperature


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degrib - Converts GRIB 2 data to point or polygon shapefiles from NOAA