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NWSFO Albany, NY
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/aly/
This is the Home Page of The National Weather Services Forecast Office for Albany, NY. There are great links here including Current Weather Data, General Weather Information, Climatic Data and Information, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Other Links.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at Weather Scratch
http://www.atmos.albany.edu/deas/faq.html
This page has links and information on weather by Weather Scratch Meteorological Services, a full service meteorological consulting firm.

 The DataStreme Project
http://www.comet.ucar.edu/dstreme/
DataStreme Project is supported by the National Science Foundation. Included in this site under Extra are Selected DataStreme Weather Map Symbols and a Blank US Map, and 500mb Maps under Upper Air.

Use and Interpretation of Upper Air Maps
http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/ATMO151/tut/upairgen/mapsmain.html
This is a  tutorial on The Use and Interpretation of Upper Air Maps. i The tutorial to help students learn about upper air maps generated locally at Texas A&M University, explains how to interpret them, and describe their use in weather forecasting.

Unisys Weather
http://weather.unisys.com/
The intent of this weather site is to provide a complete source of graphical weather information. This is intended to satisfy 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. The data on this site are provided from the National Weather Service via the NOAAPORT satellite data service.

Meteorology Guide: the online guides
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/home.rxml
These guides were the result of cooperation of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Collaborative Visualization Project (CoVis), the Horizon Project, and NCSA. The target audience is high school and undergraduate level students. For weather forecasting information click on weather forecasting under Meteorology on the right hand menu.

Weather Forecasting Using the Weather Underground
http://atm.geo.nsf.gov/instruction/forecast_contest.html
Three concepts one should understand in atmospheric science to forecast weather.

The Weather Underground, the University of Michigan
http://www.wunderground.com/
Click on WeatherNet for WeatherMaps for surface and upper air analyses, including temperature maps, regional weather plots, and jet stream maps. Maps include National 500mb Maps and National Surface Maps.

World Wide Web Virtual Library—Meteorology
http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/VLM/
A good place to start to find out more information on meteorology.
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