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National Weather Service Data as OGC Web Services

This page is for data that is available as GIS Web Services. The main REST Services Page has links to the pages containing the NWS and other NOAA Line Offices web service. 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..

The following links will lead you to a REST page for services or a download page for images.
Current Weather Forecasts Past Weather/Climate

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

•AHPS River Gauge Observations/Forecasts
•National Significant River Flood Outlook
•Quantitative Precip Fcst (QPF) from WPC
•Gridded QPF from RFCs
•Daily Quantatative Prcip Est from RFC

From the Climate Prediction Center (CPC)

• 6 to 10 Day Precipitation and Temperature Outlooks
• 8 to 14 Day Precipitation and Temperature Outlooks
•Daily 0.25 Deg CMORPH
•GFS Precipitation Anomalies
•Monthy Precipitation Outlooks
•Monthy Tem,perature Outlooks
•Seasonal Precipitation Outlooks
•Seasonal Temperature Outlooks
•Weekly Sea Surface (SST) Temperatures
•CPC Drought Outlook

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.

The software in the list were chosen as they have been used by NWS employees at various times. If there is additional software of this type that you wish to see listed please contact us.

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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