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Major Severe Thunderstorm Event Today

A major severe weather and thunderstorm event is expected today across the Southern tier of the U.S. Tornadoes, very large hail and severe damaging wind gusts are likely across the Lower to Mid Mississippi Valley into the Mid South and South, especially from northeastern Louisiana into central Mississippi. A few of these tornadoes will be strong and intense this afternoon into the overnight hours. Read More >

The National Weather Service monitors, collects and quality controls data from a number of weather observing networks throughout the country. Below is a brief description of some of the data platforms and how to access the data for Southeast Idaho.

 

Co-op Observations

Weather and climate observing network of, by and for the people by a network of volunteers where people live, work and play. Observations are taken on farms, in urban and suburban areas, National Parks, mountaintops, etc.

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Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS)

A network consisting of several thousand automated weather observing stations strategically located throughout the US. These stations monitor and log weather data that is vital to land management agencies with a focus on air quality, fire behavior, fire danger rating, research applications, etc.

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Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS)

A network consisting of hundreds of automated observation stations around the state of Idaho. These stations measure atmospheric and pavement conditions which support the decision making of weather forecasters and road operators/maintainers.

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Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS)

An airport-based observation network that is a joint effort of the National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Department of Defense (DOD). This network is designed to support weather forecasts, aviation operations and the needs of the research communities.

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Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS)

Although very similar to ASOS, AWOS units are operated and controlled solely by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP)

A volunteer-based network of weather observations using live data from well-sited personal weather stations. This data is used by the National Weather Service (NWS), Emergency Management, Wildland Firefighters and universities worldwide.

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) Mesonet

A network consisting of dozens of automated meteorological observation stations on the INL and surrounding areas. These stations measure standard meteorological parameters such as temperatures, wind, relative humidity, etc.

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Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)

Community-based network of volunteers working together to measure and map rain, hail and snow. The goal is to provide high quality data for natural resource, education and research applications.

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Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL)

An automated network of observation sites located in remote, high-elevation, mountain watersheds in the western U.S used to monitor snowpack, precipitation and other climatic conditions.

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Cooperative Agricultural Weather Network (AGRIMET)

A network consisting of dozens of automated data collection sites in the Pacific Northwest. These meteorological data collection systems are utilized by a variety of industries including agriculture, energy and area universities.

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