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New Page – Volcanos

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 12:21am CST

UPDATE – These pages have been removed.

Pages have been added that display the U.S. Geological Survey’s current conditions, observations, and webcam image for the following volcanos:
Alaska – Mt Redoubt
Hawaii – Kilauea
Washington – Mt Saint Helens

New Page – Air Quality Data

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 9:20pm CST

Air quality data for the Dallas/Fort Worth area can be viewed on the following page: http://www.planoweather.com/wxaqi.php Air Quality Index (AQI), current air quality, and two day forecast are provided courtesy of airnow.gov.

New Page – Storm Prediction Center Reports

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 9:01pm CST

A Severe Weather Reports page has been added to the site and can be accessed here: http://www.planoweather.com/wxspc.php Daily reports for the entire United States issued by the Storm Prediction Center can be viewed historically by day. Reports are listed for wind, hail, and tornado’s.

PlanoWeather.com WXSIM Generated Forecasts

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 10:28pm CST

UPDATE – Due to time requirements, we have stopped publishing these forecasts.

PlanoWeather.com will soon be providing forecasts created with WXSIM – Interactive Local Atmospheric Modeling System. WXSIM is a very unique software package – over 25 years in the making – for modeling, forecasting, or simply studying weather. Multiple forecasts will be generated daily and displayed on PlanoWeather.com alongside NWS forecasts. A comparison page will also be added for determining accuracy between WXSIM forecasts, NWS forecasts, and actual observed temperatures.

Here is the text version of the first forecast generated by PlanoWeather.com:

Forecast for Plano, initialized at  8:55 PM Apr 1, 2010

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, becoming cloudy after midnight. A slight chance of rain after midnight. Low 67. Wind south around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than a tenth of an inch.

Friday: Cloudy in the morning, becoming mostly cloudy to cloudy in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning, then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Some thunder possible. High 79. UV index up to 6. Wind south around 14 mph in the morning, becoming 11 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Precipitation mostly around a tenth of an inch.

Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, becoming fair after midnight. Low 52. Wind west-southwest around 8 mph.

Saturday: Sunny in the morning, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 79. UV index up to 9. Wind north-northwest around 6 mph in the morning, becoming south-southeast in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear in the evening, becoming clear after midnight. Low 50. Wind south-southeast around 8 mph.

Sunday: Sunny in the morning, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 84. UV index up to 10. Wind south-southeast around 9 mph, gusting to 15 mph, in the morning, becoming 15 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Mostly clear in the evening, becoming clear after midnight. Low 57. Wind south-southeast around 12 mph.