This plot shows forecasted information from the Glocal Forecast System (GFS) model extended MOS surface data. This data include the predicted maximum temperature (colors) and probability of precipitation (POP) for 1 through 7 days.
Maximum temperature contour plot
The maximum temperatures are color contoured with a 5 degree contour interval.
Probability of precipitation plot
The POP data are contoured as well with the 10% line dashed, the areas from 30% to 50% filled with diagonal black lines, and the areas greater than 50% hatched. Therefore, the likely areas of precipitation would show up hatched.
These images are generated by geostationary satellites orbiting 22,000 miles above the equator looking at the United States. These include visible, infrared and water vapor images. The images are updated once an hour at about 30 after the hour.