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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 17:44Z September 19, 2014)
 
 
Day 1   -- (Issued 21:42Z September 19, 2014)
 
 

 
Day 2   -- (Issued 21:09Z September 19, 2014)
 
 

 
Day 3   -- (Issued 19:08Z September 19, 2014)
 
 
 

 
Multi-Day QPFs
 
Day 1-2 48-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 21:56Z September 19, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z September 20, 2014 - 00Z September 22, 2014
 
Day 1-3 72-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 21:54Z September 19, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z September 20, 2014 - 00Z September 23, 2014
 
Day 4-5 48-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 19:22Z September 19, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z September 23, 2014 - 00Z September 25, 2014
 
Day 6-7 48-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 19:24Z September 19, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z September 25, 2014 - 00Z September 27, 2014
 
Day 1-5 120-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 21:52Z September 19, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z September 20, 2014 - 00Z September 25, 2014
 
Day 1-7 168-Hour QPF   -- (Issued 21:54Z September 19, 2014)
 
Valid 00Z September 20, 2014 - 00Z September 27, 2014
 

 
5-Day Significant River Flood Outlook

Latest forecast - Valid through September 24, 2014
 
-- Issued 19:51Z Friday September 19, 2014
 

 
Latest Winter Weather Forecasts
 
About WPC's Winter Weather KML products
 
Complete Product Suite for Days 1-3  (Valid 00Z 09/20/2014 - 00Z 09/23/2014)
 
Includes all of WPC's latest snowfall and freezing rain probability forecasts, and updates only when all forecasts have been issued.
 
 
Day 1   -- (Updated 18:17Z September 19, 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 18:20Z September 19, 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 18:24Z September 19, 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 09/20/2014 - 00Z 09/23/2014)
 
Probability of Snow > 8 inches for Days 1-3
 
(Latest forecast package valid 00Z 09/20/2014 - 00Z 09/23/2014)
 
Probability of Snow > 12 inches for Days 1-3
(Latest forecast package valid 00Z 09/20/2014 - 00Z 09/23/2014)
 
Probability of Freezing Rain > .25 inch for Days 1-3
(Latest forecast package valid 00Z 09/20/2014 - 00Z 09/23/2014)
 
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.
 

Day 1-3 Significant Weather

Based off the National Forecast Charts, WPC is creating KML files of significant weather expected during the Day 1-3 period. For the purposes of this product, significant weather is defined as the potential for:
  • Severe Thunderstorms
  • Flash Flooding
  • Heavy Snowfall
  • Accumulating Freezing Rain
Additional information about the National Forecast Charts can be found on this detailed product description page.

Day 1 Significant Weather Forecast valid for Fri, Sep 19, 2014
(Updated 20:02Z September 19, 2014)

Day 2 Significant Weather Forecast valid for Sat, Sep 20, 2014
(Updated 07:48Z September 19, 2014)

Day 3 Significant Weather Forecast valid for Sun, Sep 21, 2014
(Updated 08:38Z September 19, 2014)
 
Complete Day 1-3 Significant Weather Forecast Package
(Updated 20:02Z September 19, 2014)

 

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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