The weather effects many aspects of our lives. Here in Florida, many of the disaster scenarios that we face are due to weather. This could be anything from a severe thunderstorm to a full blown hurricane. Being in-the-know when it comes to the current and expected weather is a key factor in being prepared.
Listed below are a number of different sources where you can get weather related information.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service is the lead federal agency when it comes to weather and weather forecasting.
- National Weather Service Home Page - The top level NWS page
- National Hurricane Center - For all things about hurricanes and other tropical disturbances (Miami, FL)
- National Storm Prediction Center - Tracks thunderstorms, tornadoes and such (Norman, OK)
- National Space Weather Center - Geomagnetic storms, solar flares and other things that can affect radio and electronic communications (Bolder, Co)
- NWS Enhanced Data Display - A mashup map of weather and other data
National Weather Service for Orlando and Central Florida
- NWS Forecast Office, Melbourne - The forecast office for the east coast of Central Florida
- NWS Forecast Office, Tampa Bay Area - The forecast office for the west coast of Central Florida
- Radar Image (MLB) - The enhanced weather radar image from Melbourne, FL
- Radar Image (TBW) - The enhanced weather radar image from Tampa Bay Area, FL
- Area Forecast Discussion (MLB) - The area forecast discussion for the East Central Florida area
- Area Forecast Discussion (TBW) - The area forecast discussion for the West Central Florida area
- Hazardous Weather Outlook (MLB) - The hazardous weather outlook for the East Central Florida area
- Hazardous Weather Outlook (TBW) - The hazardous weather outlook for the West Central Florida area
SKYWARN Spotter Information
- SKYWARN Spotter CBT Training - Computer based SKYWARN training presented by Comet MetEd
- National SKYWARN page
- GA ARES SKYWARN - A listing of Amateur Radio resources for severe weather
U.S. Geological Service
The USGS publishes the data on water flow and water height for many rivers and streams.
Commercial Weather Providers
Local News Media Weather