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Central U.S. Severe Storms and Heavy Rain; Western Fire Weather Threats

A strong system will produce a swath of impacts. Severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and a couple of tornadoes will be possible in the south and central Plains. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding in the Mid Mississippi Valley. Mountain snow will develop in the Rockies. Critical fire weather threats are expected across northern California and the Southwest. Read More >

Upper Air Maps

 

The upper air maps are updated twice a day. They are updated once in the morning (typically between 7am and 9am central time) - these are called the 12z maps. They are also updated once in the evening (typically between 7pm and 9pm central time) - these are called the 00z maps.

Upper Air Maps From Storm Prediction Center
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Morning Maps
Evening Maps

Additional Links

Upper Air Maps - current, unanalyzed, and archived maps from SPC
Upper Air Data - upper air maps, soundings, and wind profiler information from NCAR
Soundings - upper air soundings from across the United States from SPC
SPC Mesoanalysis - real-time objectively analyzed maps from SPC, with a focus on severe weather parameters
Composite Map - interactive map where you can overlay several different weather maps