Current Weather Summary Help Page

MesoWest has been designed for use by National Weather Service meteorologists and other professionals for protection of life and property. Comments/suggestions for improvement may be sent to

The MesoWest Current Weather Summary displays the most recent observations, 24-hour maxima and minima, and a summary of liquid precipitation totals for all available weather stations within the selected region.

The user can change multiple settings to display data, these settings are...

Network: The user can choose between the following for network combinations...
NWS: Displays stations that are only a part of the NWS/FAA network.
RAWS: Displays stations that are only a part of the RAWS network.
NWS and RAWS: Displays stations that are a part of either the NWS/FAA or RAWS networks.
SNOTEL: Displays stations that are only a part of the SNOTEL network.
All Networks: Displays all of the stations, regardless of the network.

Region of Interest: The user can choose from a number of different regions to display data. The regions could be one of the following...
GCA: National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) Geographic Coordinating Area
CWA: National Weather Service County Warning Area
FWZ: National Weather Service Fire Weather Zone

Reports within Last "X" Hours: The user can select how far back from the selected time to look for reports (useful for stations which only report once a day, for example).

Date and Time: The user can change the date and time (UTC) if they wish to view archived reports instead of current reports. Click "Update Time" after setting the date and time to update the page.

The data is then output into tables in the area below the "Settings" section. There is an option to sort each table by station name or by station elevation.

Station Distribution: The stations are then divided into tables based on the "Region of Interest" chosen...
GCA: Stations grouped by GCA Predictive Service Areas (PSAs).
CWA: Stations grouped by Forecast Zone.
FWZ: Stations grouped by Fire Weather Forecast Zone.
State/Province: Stations grouped by county.

Table Output: The following information is provided within each table. Each row contains a different station.
Station Name: longer station names may be truncated.
Elevation: elevation of the station in feet.
Time: the time (local and UTC) of the most recent observation.
Current: the most recent observations for the station for...
Temperature (TEMP)
Relative Humidity (RH)
Dewpoint (DWPT)
Wind Speed (WIND)
Wind Direction (DRCT)
Wind Gust (PKWND)
Calculated 24-hour Maximum and Minimum values for...
Temperature (T)
Relative Humidity (RH)
Dewpoint (DW)
Maximum Wind Gust (G)
Calculated Precipitation Totals for...
1 Hour
3 Hours
6 Hours
24 Hours

The display will auto-refresh with the most current information every 5 minutes, if current data are displayed.