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Washington Post Weather

The Washington Post makes a bid for the already crowded Internet weather market with WeatherPost. Coverage includes current conditions and four-day forecasts for 3,600 cities worldwide, as well as snapshot and time-lapse satellite maps (provided by Accu Weather). For US cities, users may also access UV and air quality maps and data, as well as seasonal maps (snow cover, tanning index, heat index,...
Environment Canada

Environment Canada's Web server (English and French) includes Canada's climate and meteorological data updated daily, monthly, and seasonally. Forecasts, maps, satellite images, and weather service modernization information is available.
Observed Land Surface Precipitation Data: 1850-1995 (Dai et al. 1997)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Institute for Space Studies has two datasets of monthly and annual anomaly precipitation analyses available online. The data sets have a resolution of 2.5 deg x 2.5 deg. The first data set contains data from January 1900 to December 1988 obtained from the DOE. The second data set is an update of the first set and contains data from 1850...
Drought Watch '99

Blistering summer temperatures have brought drought conditions across large sections of the United States, especially in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and upper Ohio Valley regions. This new site from the US Geological Survey (USGS) offers a number of drought resources. These include the latest condition reports for selected states and realtime streamflow data from the mid-Atlantic region; links to...
NOAA Backgrounder: NOAA's Top U.S. Weather, Water and Climate Events of the 20th Century

Here's an interesting "greatest of the century list." Compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this list details US storms and climate events most "noted for their atmospheric marvel or impact on human life."

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides these two Websites on weather. The first site serves as a major hub for information related to weather, with links to primary data sources, forecasts, maps, images (such as the latest satellite imagery for North America), and a wealth of other data, including space weather. Researchers will also find links to national weather...
Extreme Weather Sourcebook 2001

Originally reviewed in the February 26, 1999 Scout Report, the latest version of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Extreme Weather Sourcebook offers easy access to updated data on the economic damage from hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes in the United States and its territories. Time spans for each type of extreme weather vary, with hurricane data covering 1900-99, tornadoes...
Space Environment Center Data

Although the Space Environment Center's database has been mentioned previously in the Scout Report (see the May 13, 1994 Scout Report), it is worth mentioning again because an unusually large amount of solar flare and geomagnetic activity has occurred in recent weeks. At the Space Environment Center site, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) posts data, some of it updated by the...
Stormtrack: Storm Chaser Homepage

Stormtrack, the storm chaser homepage, is an information-rich site geared toward general audiences. Along with up-to-the minute reports on exciting storm activity around the US, Stormtrack provides a library of chase logs and case studies, data links, weather maps, a message board and more. Miscellaneous topics posted at the site include the energy-helicicity index, hurricane and tornado damage,...
Climate of 2001 April in Historical Perspective

The newest of NOAA's monthly updates on climate in historical perspective is out now. Global and US climate analysis and extreme events such as flooding of the Mississippi River, severe storms in Bangladesh, and drought in Afghanistan are covered in the report. General temperature and precipitation data along with microwave sounding unit (MSU) measurements of lower tropospheric anomalies are given...
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