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National Weather Service Data in Geo-referenced Image or OGC Web Service Format

This page contains web serivces that follow the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards for web services, .Three standards are supportedl - Web Mapping Services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS) and Web Coverage Services (WCS) A limited set of data are available at this time and the links are below..

There are an additional few data sets that are availabe as geo-referenced images. Questions about GIS data?

The following links will lead you to a REST page for services or a download page for images.
Current Weather Forecasts Past Weather
Satellite
•GOES Data  as Geo-Tiffs

Hurricanes/Tropical Storms
•Atlantic Hurricane Forecast WMS/WFS
•East Pacific Hurricane Forecast WMS/WFS

Water
•AHPS River Gauge Observations/Forecasts WMS/WFS
•National Significant River Flood Outlook WMS.WFS

Weather/Precipitation
Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) WMS
Weather Features/Precipitation Forecast WMS

Hurricanes

• Historic Hurricane Tracks

These free programs allow the user to view OGC services.

Gaia Gaia - A viewer from The Carbon Project supporting shapefiles and OGC web services,
Udig uDig - User friendly Desktop Internet GIS. An open source free viewer for shapefiles and web services.
Esri Esri ArcGIS Explorer Desktop - Supports shapefiles, KML/KMZ, GeoTiff, and OGC Web services among others.

*NOTE: The Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Weather Service do not endorse any particular product, company, information provider, or content on referenced sites.

Other useful Links:

Vdatum - Vertical and horizontal datum converter from NOAA

degrib - Converts GRIB 2 data to point or polygon shapefiles from NOAA

 

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