AMS Education Resources

AMS Weather Education Resources


The AMS Weather Education Resource Page is the place where information is found or can be located that provides weather and weather education information for students, parents, teachers and the general public.  Locate the topic you wish to explore and click on the underlined site address appearing with the topic. If you wish to return frequently to this site in the future, be sure to add the address to your bookmark or favorite place list.

Educational Resource Sites for Teachers and Students

Resources vary from preschool through introductory college level courses


United States Weather


Atmospheric Data Analyses and Forecasts

NWS “Weather Page”
Access to National Weather Service information for the entire United States

NOAA’s nowCOAST mapping portal
Real-time coastal information and NOAA forecasts

USA Today

Weather Underground

The Weather Channel

Become a Storm Spotter from Home

U. S. National Weather Service
NWS Homepage

Local NWS Forecast Offices

NWS Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services
Surface Weather Maps
Hydrological Prediction Center
Surface weather systems including regional maps

Ohio State University
Allows choice of detail, single parameter maps

Unisys Weather Map System
Another map source, also an archive for suface, upper air, and satellite maps

Archived surface maps


Station data
Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming
Hourly observation reports by state or city, zone and state forecasts, text numerical model output, etc.

Plymouth State University
Interactive map providing current observations.
WSI Intellicast Weather
National, regional, or local radar images, includes options for satellite images and local forecasts

Unisys radar images
Images include echo tops, storm movement, TVS and MESO signatures and watch boxes


Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin
Views from the different geostationary satellites and composite images from multiple satellites

Colorado State’s RAMSDIS Page
Visible, infrared, and water vapor satellite views and loops

GOES Project Science

Operational Significant Event Images


Upper Air
Soundings (Stuves)


Archived upper air maps


National Hurricane Center
weather watches, warnings, forecasts, preparedness guides

Dr. Gray’s Tropical Storm Forecast

FEMA Hurricane Portal


National Weather Service Lightning Safety Awareness Week

NOAA Lightning Portal
safety tips, statistics, frequently asked questions, photos

Safety at Sea: A Guide to Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity
Image Galleries
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) Public Health Image Library
Home page, search page, usage policies

EPA Image Gallery
Home page (includes usage statement)

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Photo Library
Home page, search page,usage policies

NASA Multimedia Gallery
Home page, search page,usage policies

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Planetary Photojournal
Home page, search page, usage policies

National Park Service
Home page, release information

National Science Foundation (NSF) Multimedia Gallery
Home page, search page, usage policies

NOAA Photo Library
Home page, collections, search page, usage policies

US Antarctic Photo Library
Home page, search page, usage policies

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Home page, search page, usage

US Fish & Wildlife Service Digitial Medial Library
Home page, search page, usage policies
Air Quality
EPA’s AIRNow Program: Real-time Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts

EnviroFlash: Air Quality Index Forecast and Action Day Notification E-mails


NOAA: Floods

FEMA: Floods

FEMA for Kids: Floods


Storm Prediction Center
Tornado and severe thunderstorm outlook, statistics, and historical archive

NOAA Tornado Portal

FEMA for Kids: Tornadoes


Model Forecasts
NCEP Graphical Outlook Forecast Maps


International Weather

Satellite and Surface Data

Other links to world weather data and sites

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