Weather websites

Q: Where can I find weather info for other regions of the U.S.?

A: The National Weather Service’s (NWS) website is a great place to start, said Dion Delao of Texas A&M’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences who also heads up the Texas Aggie Storm Chasers.

“From the home page, you can look up all current weather watches, warnings, and advisories from all over the United States and its territories,” he said. “Available at your fingertips are forecasts and outlooks that can help you with whatever weather information you may want. And if you’re curious about past weather, the NWS keeps all of its climatological data online, so you can look to see how the weather has changed over time. All of the information is updated constantly, so the information is never out-of-date.”

The page is full of dif ferent kinds of forecasts, Delao added.

“If you are planning on going camping, you may want to take a look at the fire weather forecasts for camping sites. Going tubing down the Guadalupe? You should probably take a look at the ultraviolet (UV) level forecast and the river/stream level forecast,” he said. “You can also find specific forecasts for aviation, marine, snow cover and air quality. The NWS website is a great place to look for weather data for many types of activities.”

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