One of the most comprehensive weather sites on the web, this is the Madison page.
Air Sports Net Surface Condition
Weather Forecasting for Air Sports Aviators.
Google Live Wind Map
Great Lakes Ice Cover
NOAA-GLERL has been exploring the relationships between ice cover, lake thermal structure, and regional climate for over 30 years through development, maintenance, and analysis of historical model simulations and observations of ice cover, surface water temperature, and other variables
Has a great national network of real time wind data and for relatively small monthly fee you can get forecasts and historical data etc. The best thing about it is you can get forecasts and real time wind on your cell phone.
KGAN Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A look out to the west of the Four Lakes area for a look at the weather heading our way.
- NAM/Wrf North American Mesoscale (Wikipedia definition of NAM)
- GFS/Avn Global Forecast System (Wikipedia definition of GFS)
- RAP Rapid Refresh: “The Rapid Refresh (RAP) model uses a rapid-refresh version of the WRF model. Therefore, the images generated by the NAM/WRF model can be compared with the images of the RAP model.”
(Wikipedia definition of RAP)
- ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
(Wikipedia definition of ECWMF)
Interactive current weather and forecasts world wide.
National Weather Service
This site is loaded with all kinds of useful Wisconsin information.
Here’s the US map.
NWS Interactive Snow Information
The ultimate map for snow information.
National Wind Speed Live Map 1
Shows current US wind conditions
National Wind Speed Live Map 2
NOAA Graphical Forecast Map
Mouse over wind speed, temperature, etc. in the left column and the map shows the forecast condition.
Intellicast Wind Cast
A must for all sailors, specific to the Midwest.
Offering four different wind model forecasts for the Madison area.
“Designed as a spot weather forecasting tool. There’s no shortage of sites out there, both government and private, which display weather maps from various models. However getting the actual numbers required for a spot forecast remains a difficult task without specialized desktop software. SpotWx was created to fill that void.”
Tropical Tibits Forecast Models
Supplies graphical forecasts from numerical weather models.
For graphical weather information. Satisfying the needs of the weather professional, but can be a tool for the casual user as well.The graphics and data are displayed as a meteorologist would expect to see. For the novice user, there are detailed explanation pages to guide them through the various plots, charts and images.
UW Madison Space Science and Engineering Center
Meteorological instruments installed on the SSEC’s building report the weather in real time every thirty seconds.
“Weather radar, wind and waves forecast for kiters, surfers, paragliders, pilots, sailors and anyone else.”
A non-commercial project by an avid kite-skier and pilot in the Czech Republic. You can also click on specific locations on the map to get very interesting-looking local forecasts Click here for Four Lakes page. Hit the play button to see the wind forecast animation out five days.
The World’s Wind
A live map of current wind conditions around the earth, “a visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers updated every three hours”.
Wisconsin State Climatology Office
This site has snowfall and snow cover information, wind data for selected cities, seasonal summaries of Wisconsin weather, and so much more.
WISC Channel 3 Weather
Local CBS television station.
WKOW Channel 27 Weather
For the best and most accurate local Doppler radar.
WMTV Channel 15 Weather
Local NBC television station.
An interactive regional map that gives current wind speed, current weather, and forecasts for the major ice boating cities in the area.