Storm Prediction Center
Tasked with the forecasting of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, wildfires, and winter weather for the United States in an effort to protect lives and property.
Ventusky is a Czech meteorological company that focuses on weather prediction and meteorological data visualization. It’s a great resource for modern visual weather modeling.
Pivotal Weather provides weather model data in a clean, modern, and professional way. This is a great resource for scanning weather model information to help your forecasting.
CoAgMET is a statewide mesonet run by Colorado State University. Intended for agricultural purposes, it’s also useful for data during severe weather outbreaks.
- Viaero Wireless Web Cams – HD quality webcam showing weather conditions across much of Colorado and Nebraska.
- COTrip – Webcams and road conditions from across Colorado.
- Aspen-Snowmass – Webcams showcasing the Aspen-Snowmass area.
Our recommended NEXRAD radar app. Access all NWS radars across the U.S. in super-resolution, including dual-polarization products. It’s the one we use day-to-day.
Gibson Ridge Software is popular among severe weather researchers. The software offers more advanced features, but is tougher to use for beginners.
Learn more about severe weather
- Severe Weather 101
Nice introduction to different types of severe weather from the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Great for beginners!
- Jetstream: An Online School for Weather
An online collection of content for those interested in weather provided by the National Weather Service.
- Weather Radar Fundamentals
Great information on weather radar. Lots of information here — but well worth your time to study.