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North America Infrared

This infrared image shows the relative warmth of objects. Colder objects are brighter and warmer objects are darker. Lower layers of clouds are generally warmer and are gray. Colder and higher clouds tops are highlighted in colors.

Infrared Map

North America Water Vapor (Moisture)

This map shows recent moisture content over North America. Bright and colored areas show high moisture (ie, clouds ); brown indicates very little moisture present; black indicates no moisture.

Water Vapor Map

UV Index Forecast

This map shows expected UV Index values. We all know that exposure to the sun generally feels good and produces Vitamin D for the skin; however, too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be dangerous as it can cause sunburn, skin cancer and cataracts. The UV Index represents the risk of overexposure to the sun on a scale of 1 to 11+, where 1 is low risk and 11+ is an extreme risk.

UV Index map

National Weather Alerts and Warnings

National Weather Alerts and Warnings. Note that Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a 24-hour time standard, is determined using atomic clocks, and expresses the mean solar time at the Earth's prime meridian (zero degrees longitude) located near Greenwich, England. Time zones around the world are expressed as positive or negative offsets from UTC (Eastern Time is -4 hours and Pacific Time is -7 hours). UTC is also often casually interchanged with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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Weather Topic: What are Stratus Clouds?

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stratus clouds Next Topic: Nimbostratus Clouds

Stratus clouds are similar to altostratus clouds, but form at a lower altitude and are identified by their fog-like appearance, lacking the distinguishing features of most clouds.

Stratus clouds are wider than most clouds, and their base has a smooth, uniform look which is lighter in color than a nimbostratus cloud. The presence of a stratus cloud indicates the possibility of minor precipitation, such as drizzle, but heavier precipitation does not typically arrive in the form of a stratus cloud.

Next Topic: Nimbostratus Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Stratocumulus Clouds?

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stratocumulus clouds Next Topic: Contrails

Stratocumulus clouds are similar to altocumulus clouds in their fluffy appearance, but have a slightly darker shade due to their additional mass.

A good way to distinguish the two cloud types is to hold your hand out and measure the size of an individual cloud; if it is the size of your thumb it is generally an altocumulus cloud, if it is the size of your hand it is generally a stratocumulus cloud.

It is uncommon for stratocumulus clouds to produce precipitation, but if they do it is usually a light rain or snow.

Next Topic: Contrails

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93940, 93942, 93943, 93944