URLPost for LFSTORM Program 2
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NOAA Home Page http://www.noaa.gov Main Home Page for NOAA with links to NOAA projects and resources.
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research http://www.oar.noaa.gov/ OAR conducts research in atmospheric, coastal, marine, and space sciences.
National Severe Storms Laboratory http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/ The people of NSSL, in partnership with the National Weather Service, are dedicated to improving severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage.
National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ Links to the latest weather, forecasts, warnings and more.
NASA Home Page http://www.nasa.gov Main Home Page for NASA with links to NASA projects and resources.

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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research http://www.ucar.edu/ UCAR focuses on understanding the behavior of the atmosphere and related systems and the global environment.
National Center for Atmospheric Research http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/ NCAR conducts atmospheric and related research programs in collaboration with universities.

PLACES YOU WILL VISIT
National Severe Storms Laboratory http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/ The people of NSSL, in partnership with the National Weather Service, is dedicated to improving severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage.
Goddard Space Flight Center http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/welcome/welcome.htm This takes you directly to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with links to hot topics, cool pics and science@nasa.
National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ Links to the latest weather, forecasts, warnings and more.

TORNADOES
National Severe Storms Laboratory Tornado Page http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/tornado Authoratative Q&A about tornadoes.
FEMA Tornado Fact Sheet http://www.fema.gov/library/prepandprev.shtm#tornados What to have on hand and what to do in the case of a tornado.
Storm Chaser http://www.learner.org/exhibits/weather/act_tornado/ Interactive online activity where students look at a picture of the sky to determine whether a hurricane is possible.

WEATHER SAFETY
Hurricanes http://www.fema.gov/hazards/hurricanes/hurinfo.shtm http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/hurricanes.shtm http://www.redcross.org/general/0,1082,0_587_,00.html Safety procedures for hurricanes.
Tornadoes http://www.fema.gov/hazards/tornadoes/ http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/tornadoes.shtm http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_591_,00.html Safety procedures for tornadoes.
Winter Storms http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winterstorm/winterstorms.pdf http://www.fema.gov/hazards/winterstorms/ http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/winter.shtm http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_595_,00.html Safety procedures for winter storms.
Thunder and Lightning http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/ http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/thunderstorms.shtm http://www.fema.gov/hazards/thunderstorms/ http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_590_,00.html Safety procedures for thunder and lightning.

DOPPLER RADAR
AMS DataStreme http://www.comet.ucar.edu/dstreme/images/rad_sum.gif
Current radar images of the USA.
Weather Underground http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/Radar.html Latest radar image.
USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/weather/radpic/wradusa.htm Today's radar image linked to a radar movie.
The Franklin Institute http://www.fi.edu/weather/radar/radar.html The Franklin Institute presents the history and science of radar and what it can detect.
National Severe Storms Laboratory http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~smith/may3/ Radar images of the Oklahoma City Tornado, May 3, 1999.

HURRICANES
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov Latest official warnings, and general information about hurricanes.
Aircraft Operations Center http://www.nc.noaa.gov/aoc.html If you want to find out more about the planes which our JOURNAL contributors fly into hurricanes, this is THE site for you. The "nc" stands for NOAA Corps, a great group of skilled and dedicated folks. This Aircraft Operations Center site has specs. on the planes, and lots of images to go with the words you've read here.
Institute for Business & Home Safety http://www.ibhs.org/ "Is your Home Protected from Hurricane Disaster: A Homeowner's Guide to Hurricane Retrofit" Prepared by the Institute for Business and Home Safety.
Weather Underground http://www.wunderground.com/tropical The ever-popular and invaluable WEATHER UNDERGROUND site, with an extensive set of links to maps, explanations and more.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Online Library http://www.fema.gov/library/lib07.htm Links to all FEMA publications (including "Against the Wind") and preparedness guides.
University of Wisconsin, Madison http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/tropic.html Tropical storm website with latest warnings, information and for every part of the world.
The Observatorium http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/ earth/hurricane/splash.html Excellent animation showing how thunderstorms originating over Africa travel across the Atlantic, picking up energy from warm water, with some of them becoming hurricanes.

FIRE WEATHER
National Weather Service http://fire.boi.noaa.gov/ National Fire Weather forecasts, offices, and outlooks.
National Interagency Fire Center http://www.nifc.gov/information.html Current wildland fire information including the latest safety procedures.
Riverside Fire Lab http://www.rfl.psw.fs.fed.us/ Links to some of the latest information on fire weather.