Welcome to Novaweather
A comprehensive collection of online weather information for both
citizens and meteorologists
(focus on Atlantic Canada but many links are for much broader interest)
(parked here - for possible update in future):
Weather conditions at New Glasgow, NS
Data/graphs
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(45.588N /  62.656W  elev. 120 ft)

DATA ARCHIVES:  Year-to-date |   Last month |  This month |   
Past week |  Past 2 days  |  Averages / Extremes

WU DISPLAY:  MAP | GRAPHS  CWOP DISPLAY AND INFO  
SITE |  MAP | QC

View nearby web cam on Mt. William (elev ~ 300 ft, 3 km WSW
of the station)
Photographic views of the site and elevation map of
surroundings - Pictou County
RADAR IMAGERY
Canadian Products:
Gore NS (XGO)
Marion Bridge NS (XMB)
Chipman, NB (XNC)
Holyrood NF (WTP)
Marble Mountain NF (XME)
Echo heights (NAVCAN)
American Products:
Echo Tops/Cell Mvmt (wunderground)
NWS Real-time radar
NEXRAD (with doppler velocity)
Radar QPEs (rainfall estimates 24hr, 48, etc)
Radar - Global
SATELLITE IMAGERY
Interactive Satellite Viewer   **Nova Scotia VIS zoom loop**
Zoom Earth
WeatherNerds (dynamic)
Windy.com satellite
Big North America Images: IR | VIS | WV
WeatherTap (Eastern Canada):  Image  |  animation
CMC Images
UQAM Visible (+other)
Europe (sat24)
GOES-16  Eastern Canada 1  |  Eastern Canada 2
East Canada VIS (ADDS)   IR (ADDS)  
VIS (CIRA)    EIR (CIRA)
MODIS -
250-m Resolution   Maritimes subsets
Gulf St. Lawrence subset   Newfoundland subset   WorldView
CIMSS Imagery (Sat winds, shear products, etc)
NRL - Various Satellite - including rainrate product
NRL - NexSat (incl. WindSat and ASCAT)
Night-time imagery (VIIRS DNB)
Blended total PW products
POES and GOES imagery (NOAA/SSD)
RAMMB enhanced water vapor
SatCast (precipitation-producing convective clouds)
MARINE WEATHER
Offshore Station Plots (CoolWX)
SAR Winds (cwinds site)
Buoy Data:
National Data Buoy Center    
SmartAtlantic buoys
MetPort nearshore buoys
SLGO (St. Lawrence Global Observatory)  [buoys, tide gauges]
Buoy instrument specifications:
3-m discus |  NOMAD
OPC Current Sea State  |  3-day archive
Satellite-based sea surface height
Canadian Ice Service
SLGO Ice Forecasts

WAVE FORECASTS:
CMC Waves [WAM]
NOAA WaveWatch III
Surf-related sites: Surfline |  MagicSeaweed

Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Data:
NESDIS SST data - many regions
REMSS SST interface   
NOAA satellite-based SST (high-res)
Eastern Canada (OPC)
MODIS SST
AVHRR SST (Johns Hopkins)
Local beach/coastal sea temps

SST Anomalies:
NESDIS  |  NHC  |   ESRL  |   animation

Ocean Prediction Center (Washington, DC)
Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch
Oceanviewer (NOAA) (enhanced data display / layers)
ASCAT   Alternate   WindSat

Tides/Surge:
U.S. gauges/predictions graphs
U.S. Tide/Surge Display
U.S. Tides-and-Currents site
Canadian Tide predictions/observations
Canadian Tide gauges
AVIATION WEATHER
Canadian Products:
NAVCAN Weather
CMC Aviation PROGs
GFAs for Canadian Airspace
American Products:
Aviation Digital Data Service (US)
CAT forecasts (TurbulenceForecast .com)
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
Map of Station Identifiers (Canada)
MADIS display with graphs
Identifiers: NS/PEI  NB  NF  LAB
Halifax mesonetwork: aerial  site names
NWS Enhanced Data Display    Default
NOAA(WPC) large surface plot maps
(change UTC time in URL for current/history)
Interactive Surface Data (U. of Wyoming)
UWYO METAR (modify URL)
WeatherSpark (graphs)

OTHER SURFACE DATA:
CocoRahs: reg site  |  enhanced display
Jonathan Buffet - Nova Scotia:  MAP
Campbell Cloud (user/pass req'd)
CWOP - Citizens Weather Observing Program
MesoWest stations display map
24-hr Temp Change map (plus others)
WeatherUnderground display map
Forestry stations - New Brunswick
Forestry stations - Nova Scotia

SELECT PRIVATE SITES:
West Brooklyn Mtn, NS (10km east of Wolfville)
New Glasgow, NS     archive     extremes / avgs
Antigonish (Hbr), NS    
Bertrand, NB (Acadian Pen.)
St. John's, NF (MUN)
Cape Pine, NL [map]

HYDROMETRIC DATA:
Water Survey of Canada riverflow conditions
Water level (River and tide) NOAA / USGS
Newfoundland River Flow Sites
New Brunswick RiverWatch
METEOROLOGICAL DATA ARCHIVES
Canadian data:  Station Data   Monthly Summaries
Storm Summary Reports (EC)  (drill down to bulletins/alphanumeric/.../aw)
PSC surface data display interface (back to 1998)
Station data search - weatherunderground
Sounding Archive (1998...)
IGRA Sounding Archive
NESDIS Satellite Archive (1974...)
Scatterometry archive
NOAA OSPO satellite archive
CIMSS Satellite Blog Archive
Radar Data Archive (American)
MRMS 1-month radar archive
Radar Data Archive (Canadian)
Canadian Buoy Data Archive
SST Archive (CLASS)
Interesting Satellite Imagery (NESDIS)
Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Archive (WPC)
NCEP-NCAR Re-analyses (1948...)     Visualization (Godfrey)
Composite/anomaly plotter (ESRL/PSL)
Oceanographic Data (SST Climatology, BIO)   
Daily Weather Maps (US, lower Canada)
Station data plot archive (make your own map)
Station observation history (Canada)
Numerical Model Output Archive (NOMADS)
SURFACE ANALYSES
Canada (CMC):  00Z | 06Z | 12Z | 18Z
OPC Eastern Seaboard & West Atlantic: 3-day archive
OPC Western Europe & East Atlantic: 3-day archive
CoolWX
Meteologix
CONUS (various observed params)
Ventusky weather field visualizations
Nullschool weather field visualizations
Various analyses including Europe
Multi-panel Weather Summary (PSC)
Snow depth analyses
Observation anomalies (ECCC Collaboration)
CLIMATOLOGY / CLIMATE CHANGE
Canadian Climate Normals - 1981-2010 data
ClimateData.ca
Climate Network Maps (Atlantic Canada)
Bjarne Hansen's diurnal/seasonal climatology website
WeatherSpark (detailed climo graphs)
Wind and Wave Climatology (MSC)
Ern Canada dep fr norm (temp):  1yr  |  90d  |  30d
Ern Canada dep fr norm (pcpn):  1yr  |  90d  |  30d
Maps of realtime anomalies (temp, precip, etc)
CPC maps of temp/precip (anomaly)
Running temperature anomalies
Brian Brettschneider climo / CC maps
TOPOGRAPHIC AND REFERENCE MAPS
Interactive google maps style topo
Nova Scotia Detailed (roads,places,rivers)
Color Topo (dynamic / zoomable)
Maritimes   Newfoundland   Labrador   (150-ft intervals)
Atlantic Canada Locator Map
Nova Scotia (with locators)
Pictou Co., NS (very high-res)
With station identifiers: NS   NB   NF   LAB
UPPER-AIR DATA
Upper-air Charts (CMC): 850 | 700 | 500 | 250
Interactive Sounding Site Map (Canada, US)
Mandatory Level Plots (SPC)
Make-your-own UA (PSC)
Wind Profilers
Satellite- (POES) soundings
REFERENCE / MANUALS
WeatherTap (lightning, radar, etc)
Situational Awareness:  
Atlantic Region
Natural Hazards of Canada    PSC Disaster Database
The Weather Calculator (El Paso NWSO)
Standard Atmosphere Calculator
Wind Chill, Humidex, Humidity Calculators
Canadian Wind Chill Table (Celsius, km/h)
Saturation Vapor Pressure Table (mb)
Humidex Table (Celsius)   with dew points
Date-and-Time Halifax
Various Meteorological Decodes (SYNO, METAR, etc)
Synoptic Codes Table
AMS Journals Online
Precipitation-typing nomogram    Table
Radar Beam Height Nomogram

Blank Plotting Maps - Eastern Canada:
1. Atlantic Canada    2. Marine Regions
3. Maritimes 4. Maritimes 2   5. Atlantic Canada 2
6.  Color topo-ref map
Forecast region maps:  
Public:
NS  |  NB  |  NF  |  Lab  |  ECCC
Marine:  MRTMS  |  NF  |  Lab  |  ECCC
COMET/MetEd Weather Training
Wave training module (including dynamic fetch)
Lat/Long finder
ECCC Weather manuals / Docs (MANOBS, MANAIR etc)
WEATHER CAMS
Highway Cameras:  NS  [thumbnail popup]  PEI    NB    NFLD  
Nova Scotia Webcams  
Windy.com
webcams
Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Cams
Halifax International Airport
Peggy's Cove, NS
West Brooklyn Mtn (10km E. Wolfville, NS)
Prince Edward Island Cams (incl. Bridge)
Fredericton, NB (AFC Cam)
WU Webcams (add layer on right)
Nav Canada sites
More web cams at Rodney Barney's site
Maine cam movies (including Mt Katahdin)
TROPICAL WEATHER
General links and resources:
Canadian Hurricane Centre:
Bulletins  |  No-delay: WO31 | FX31 | Track Map
National Hurricane Center (Miami)
Aircraft Vortex Data Message    decode (widget)    
decode (doc)  (p145 / G-22)  realtime map    storm flight plans
Tropical Tidbits displays
Situational Awareness (VueTOO)
PSC Tropical Weather Page
Tropical Tidbits site
Weather Underground Tropical Page
Tropical cyclone impact graphics
WMO:  TCFW  |  RSMCs  |  TC Page
NTC Activity Calculator
Hurricane City (Various Statistics)
Blogs:  Jeff Masters "Category-6"  |  Brian McNoldy
Radars from various countries (Windy.com)
StormPulse Storm Tracker
Damage Estimator (ICAT)
Energy Infrastructure - realtime mapping
Hurricane Science Resource
WMO Global Guide to Tropical Cyclones
Chris Landsea's Hurricanes and Climate page

Surface data and analyses:
Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB)
Surface Analyses:
 00Z | 06Z | 12Z | 18Z
Hurricane surface wind fields (HWind)
Storm-centred Marine Data Plots

Sea Surface Temperature data:
NESDIS SST data - many regions
MODIS SST
SST Anomalies:  NESDIS  |  NHC

Satellite-based products:
CIMSS Imagery (Sat winds, shear products, etc)  |  TC-specific
CIMSS Satellite Blog  |   CIMSS SATCON intensity estimates
SAB / NESDIS Main Tropical Site
TC SAR imagery
TC Satellite Imagery (NRL, Monterey)  |  General Tropics (NRL)
NESDIS storm floaters   |  NOAA SSD floaters
Oceanic Heat Content/Altimetry:  AOML  |   RSMAS
Tropical Satellite Imagery (John Knaff - CIRA)  
Tropical Satellite Imagery (NESDIS Site MTCSWA)
eTRaP (Ensemble-based Tropical Rainfall Potential)
AMSU-derived Tropical Products
ASCAT   |  Alternate
Saharan Air Layer Product
RGB airmass product (GOES Sounder)    Info    TC Cases

NWP guidance and other forecast products:
Summary page on hurricane models (with acronyms)  
Tropical Model Animations   
Tropical Tidbits
RAMMB Model Views [in URL after '=' add alSNYYYY where SN = storm number]
Penn State Univ Tropical E-Wall Model Page
Cyclone Phase Analyses (Bob Hart - FSU)
GFS dynamic tropopause
WaveWatch-III NW Atlantic
HFIP (Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project) products
Ensemble tracks/intensity (Kerry Emanuel's TC forecast page)
Ensemble tracks/intensity (Jonathan Vigh's TC forecast page)
Ensemble tracks (Clark Evans moe/FSU site)
HFIP - Experimental (NOAA/ESRL)
Tropical cyclone tracker/ensemble site (with run-to-run comparisons)
10-day NAEFS:  
00Z  |  12Z
Model vortex tracker site
SHIPS table (with storm type)

Storm surge
Storm Surge Forecast (probability)
Storm Surge Tides-and-Currents storm-specific

Intra-seasonal (1 to 4 week) predictions:
TC Genesis Forecasts: Paul Roundy    CIRA    
Kelvin Wave/MJO forcings (Ventrice) (blues/purples = positive forcing)
TC landfall probability (Bob Hart)

Seasonal-Scale Information/Forecasts:
CSU seasonal forecasts  |  Pacific SSTs/Anomalies  |  ENSO Graph  |
Global  SSTs  |  500-mb HT/Anoms  |   NAO predictions  |
ENSO predictions
Various agencies forecast summary
Atlantic SSTs/Anomalies  
CFS interactive Hovmollers
IRI - various large-scale anomalies, indicators

Archives, Best Tracks (BTs) and running statistics:
UNISYS Archive/Information - decommissioned :-(
HURDAT (tabular archive)
JHU/APL Tropical Imagery
PSC Weather Center (1992+)
AOML HRD Flight Imagery
Hurricane City
International Best Tracks (IBTrACS)  
Best track datasets:  
EBTRK   easyHURDAT  
Hurricane Re-analysis Project (AOML)
Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Archive (WPC)
Hurricane Tracker (historical database)
ATCF archive   [documentation]
Realtime ACE (WeatherBell)
Season-to-date summary (change year in URL)
Vortex Data Message Visual Archive (J. Vigh - UCAR)
SAR Imagery of Hurricanes (CSTARS)
Select Radar  Animations (Brian McNoldy)
COMPUTER MODEL FORECASTS
WxForecaster.com (various models)
Meteocentre (various models)
CMC GEM runs (regional/global/ensemble)
Atlantic Canada summary:  RDPS  |   GDPS
GEM Cloud
WEonG T-storm Prob (ECCC)  
Model meteograms (spotwx.com)  
Public-friendly forecasts (model-based)
Meteologix
Meteocode - Halifax:  ASPC    raw SCRIBE
UQAM NWP:  HRDPS   Multi-model Comparison
NCEP Models Page (NAM, GFS, MRF, NGM)
WeatherNerds
Tropical Tidbits
GEM Precip Types
GFS output Atlantic Canada (with precip types)
Wxcaster - various NAM/GFS diagnostic fields
Instant Weather Maps (customizable NWP display) - with anomaly
                                                                                            field options
NAM/GFS QSF:  Main Tables   NAM 48HR 10:1
NAM 48HR Kuchera   
SUNY Albany - specialized forecast fields (PV)
More Dynamic Trop progs and specialized fields
ECMWF
Situational awareness table (ensemble-based anomalies)
Cyclone tracking site
Cyclone tracker/ensembles (UQAM)  (with run-to-run comparisons)
Model skewTs page
Model Soundings (twisterdata)
Model (GFS/NAM/HWRF) meteograms (Halifax)
WeatherBell (prog anomalies, etc)
TEXT FORECASTS
Public
Nova Scotia  |   SWS (WOCN11)   |   Warning (WWCN11)
|   Summary/Temperature Records (AWCN11)
Prince Edward Is.
New Brunswick
Newfoundland
Labrador
REGIONS MAP MSC
MEDIA
The Halifax Herald (Halifax NS)
News 95.7FM
Dartmouth - SnapD
Halifax Star News (formerly Metro News)
The Telegram (St. John's NF)
New Glasgow EC FM / CKEC
Older Special Weather Events
(pre 2006)
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CONVECTIVE WEATHER (LTNG, T-STORMS)
Overview of convective indices

Analysis Products:
Radar Imagery NavCanada (CAPPI and Echo Tops)
Maine Radar Echo Tops and Cell Movement
Sounding Data (including many convective indices)

Lightning Displays:
WeatherTap LTNG
World Wide Lightning Location Network
Lightning analysis EC (strike frequency)
Lightning analysis (TWN)
StormVue (NB - Fredericton)
Lightning Maps (.org)
Realtime global lightning pings
Meteocentre Lightning (Maritimes)

Forecast Products:
CMC Summer Severe Weather PROGS
Thunderstorm Potential:  link 1  | link 2
Windy.com 'thunderstorms'
Summertime Maps (various models - scroll down)
Storm Prediction Center (NWS)   [SPC storm reports]
ProbSevere - satellite based t-storm predictor
A Short Case Study of an Exceptionally Hot Summer Day:
August 10th, 2001
REPORT (pdf)

Fig. 1 - Surface analysis 18 UTC
Fig. 2 - 500 mb Height Analysis 18 UTC
Fig. 3 - 850 mb Temperatures 12 UTC
Fig. 4 - 850 mb Temperatures 18 UTC
Fig. 5. - Maximum Temperature Plot
Fig. 6 - Sea Surface Temperature Analysis
Fig. 7 - Sounding from Yarmouth 12 UTC
FIRE/AGRI WEATHER
Canadian Fire Information
Fire Weather observations in the US (NOAA)
NB Fire Weather Observations
NS Fire Weather Observations   [Map for the fire sites]
Agriculture Canada - Drought Watch
FIREWORK - Canadian smoke/PM2.5 model
Miscellaneous personal   
'bookmarks'
tstorms.org
RPN Utilities
CMOS
Online photo editor
Online meme maker
Heavy Wet Snowfall Event - Halifax, 7 November 2002
Image 1              Storm Summary
Image 2             06Z 7 Nov Imagery:
Image 3              Surface Analysis   Satellite   500 mb HT/Vort (00HR ETA)
Image 4              Radar Composite                    1000-500mb Thickness/SLP
Weather Alerts:
EC:  Map | Criteria     EC&NWS: GoogleAlerts  
Major Flood of March 31, 2003
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada
My NW LOGIN
My YAHOO email
HURRICANE JUAN PAGE
Hurricane Juan: September 28th and 29th, 2003 - Nova
Scotia and Prince Edward Island
The Great Maritimes Blizzard of
February 18-19, 2004 (a.k.a. White Juan)
Summary Report
Impacts of the Blizzard of January 23/24, 2005
in the Maritimes
Summary Report
Sunset views from the Atlantic Storm Prediction Center / Canadian Hurricane Center in Dartmouth,
Nova Scotia, Canada (July 28, 2005)  
sunset 1    sunset 2
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       Bewaziv16!
AIR QUALITY
EC weather office AQ page
EC AQ Observations
EC AQ Forecast model (MACH)
Information about Environment Canada's AQHI
American AQ model
NESDIS AQ Site (MODIS aerosol / AQ products)
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setstats
Comparison of satellite
scales - Humberto 2001
and Earl 2010
Lenticular clouds over Halifax - 21 April 2012:
Canada (ECCC-MSC) National Weather Map                U.S. (NOAA-NWS) National Weather Map
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NEW: Feature site
(comprehensive met resources)
Date-and-Time
Halifax: