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WPC Products in KML Format


WPC is providing a subset of its product suite in KeyHole Markup Language (KML) format.   KML is used by a variety of GIS and mapping applications, including Google Earth, ArcGIS Explorer, Microsoft Virtual Earth, NASA WorldWind View, and numerous others, to display geospatial data on two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers.
 
Currently, the following products are available in KML format:
 
Other NWS products in KML format
 
A free version of Google Earth is available for download at
http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html, along with an accompanying user guide.
 
View a screen shot of WPC's QPF as depicted in Google Earth.
 
In addition to KML, WPC creates many of its guidance products in shapefile format; these are available for download at ftp://ftp.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/shapefiles.
 

 
Latest Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPFs)

About the QPF KML files

6-Hour Update Forecast  (Issued 17:41Z April 23, 2014)
 
 
Day 1   -- (Issued 21:49Z April 23, 2014)
 
 

 
Day 2   -- (Issued 21:09Z April 23, 2014)
 
 

 
Day 3   -- (Issued 19:44Z April 23, 2014)
 
 
 

 
Multi-Day QPFs
 
Day 1-2 48-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 22:07Z April 23, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z April 24, 2014 - 00Z April 26, 2014
 
Day 1-3 72-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 22:05Z April 23, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z April 24, 2014 - 00Z April 27, 2014
 
Day 4-5 48-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 17:55Z April 23, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z April 27, 2014 - 00Z April 29, 2014
 
Day 6-7 48-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 17:58Z April 23, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z April 29, 2014 - 00Z May 01, 2014
 
Day 1-5 120-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 21:56Z April 23, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z April 24, 2014 - 00Z April 29, 2014
 
Day 1-7 168-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 22:00Z April 23, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z April 24, 2014 - 00Z May 01, 2014
 

 
5-Day Significant River Flood Outlook

Latest forecast - Valid through April 28, 2014
 
-- Issued 19:52Z Wednesday April 23, 2014
 

 
Latest Winter Weather Forecasts
 
About WPC's Winter Weather KML products
 
Complete Product Suite for Days 1-3  (Valid 00Z 04/24/2014 - 00Z 04/27/2014)
 
Includes all of WPC's latest snowfall and freezing rain probability forecasts, and updates only when all forecasts have been issued.
 
 
Day 1   -- (Updated 19:15Z April 23, 2014)
 
 
Probability of Freezing Rain
 
 
Complete Day 1 Forecast Package
(Note: This product only updates when all Day 1 forecasts have been issued)
 

 
Day 2   -- (Updated 19:19Z April 23, 2014)
 
 
Probability of Freezing Rain
 
 
Complete Day 2 Forecast Package
(Note: This product only updates when all Day 2 forecasts have been issued)
 

 
Day 3   -- (Updated 19:22Z April 23, 2014)
 
 
Probability of Freezing Rain
 
 
Complete Day 3 Forecast Package
(Note: This product only updates when all Day 3 forecasts have been issued)
 

 
Other Forecast Packages
 
Probability of Snow > 4 inches for Days 1-3
 
(Latest forecast package valid 00Z 04/24/2014 - 00Z 04/27/2014)
 
Probability of Snow > 8 inches for Days 1-3
 
(Latest forecast package valid 00Z 04/24/2014 - 00Z 04/27/2014)
 
Probability of Snow > 12 inches for Days 1-3
(Latest forecast package valid 00Z 04/24/2014 - 00Z 04/27/2014)
 
Probability of Freezing Rain > .25 inch for Days 1-3
(Latest forecast package valid 00Z 04/24/2014 - 00Z 04/27/2014)
 
Please note: These products will only update when the given probability forecasts have been issued for the entire Day 1-3 period.

 
Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Guidance
 
We also have available in KML our probabilistic and percentile accumulation forecasts. All of the most recently issued forecasts can be downloaded from http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/pwpf/latest_kml_GE. Note that these are .kmz files, which contain both the .kml file and product legend.
 

Alaska Analyses and Forecasts

Below are links to KML files containing raster images of WPC's Alaska product suite. This includes the 3-hour analyses, Day 4-8 PMSL forecasts, and Day 4-8 500mb forecasts. Two versions are available; one has a transparent background, while the other displays a white background similar to WPC's gif images.

3-Hourly Analyses for the Past 24 Hours (transparent background)
3-Hourly Analyses for the Past 24 Hours (white background)
 
Latest Day 4-8 PMSL/Surface Front Forecasts (transparent background)
Latest Day 4-8 PMSL/Surface Front Forecasts (white background)
 
Latest Day 4-8 500mb Height Forecasts (transparent background)
Latest Day 4-8 500mb Height Forecasts (white background)
 

CONUS Surface Analyses and Day 3-7 PMSL Forecasts

Below are links to KML files containing raster images of WPC's 3-hourly surface analyses and Day 3-7 PMSL forecasts (including surface fronts and pressure centers). Two versions are available; one has a transparent background, while the other displays a white background similar to WPC's gif images.

3-Hourly Analyses for the Past 24 Hours (transparent background)
3-Hourly Analyses for the Past 24 Hours (white background)
 
Latest Day 4-8 PMSL/Surface Front Forecasts (transparent background)
Latest Day 4-8 PMSL/Surface Front Forecasts (white background)
 
 

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