How to Use the Interactive Map

Search a location

  • In the search bar top right, input your city or ZIP code. It should appear automatically for you to select.

Zoom in to your neighborhood

  • Use the large + and − buttons in the lower-left corner of the map to zoom all the way down to your street.
  • Click and drag the map, itself, to move the center up, down, left or right.
  • Use your mouse’s middle scroll wheel to zoom in and out on the map.
  • On mobile devices, pinch to zoom in and out, like you would on any website or map.

Select a product and loop it

After selecting which product you want from the top left menu layer icon, click the PLAY button at the bottom to view a time lapse. You can also drag the slider along the time line. Click the NOW button to refresh and view the latest, up-to-the minute image.

  • To the left of the play button and time stamp, click the + andbuttons to speed up or slow down the radar animation.
  • The layer menu icon has an Opacity slider to make the radar image more or less transparent, to more easily view your street behind the storms. It also provides a legend for some of the products.
  • Pro Tip: Many products can be overlaid together such as radar, storm tracks, and alerts for example.

Choose from 12 different options

Radar
Radar data is from the National Weather Service. Zoom out and drag the map around the country to view travel weather conditions. For Oklahoma, you can select the hi-resolution NEXRAD sites to get reflectivity and velocity data. Those will be listed as C OK, NE OK, SE OK, SW OK and NW OK.

Lightning
Lightning strikes that occurred during the last 15 minutes. White strikes are recent, yellow older.

NWS Storm Tracks
See which way each storm cell is moving. Icons with arrows point the direction of each cell. Click the box on the arrow for a track with estimated time of arrival. You can drag across the date and time bar to see when a storm will affect a city.  The legend at the bottom will indicate whether the storm contains hail, a mesocyclone, or a tornado vortex signature for example.

NWS Alerts (Watches/Warnings/Advisories)
See active watches and warnings across the country. Click on a colored area to view the watch/warning/advisory, then click on the posted data to view the full statement.

Future Radar
Take a look at what computer models expect to occur up to an hour ahead.

Satellite
View infrared satellite around North America.

Temperature
Displays a color overlay showing the current temperature range. Zoom out to compare temperatures around the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Sensors
Instantly view current temperatures and conditions at weather centers around the world. Tap the plus icon to see more information.

Storm Prediction Center Products
Severe weather potential for the day from the Storm Prediction Center. An Outlook indicates the area of concern where severe storms are expected. Also included are the categories of where damaging wind, large hail, and tornadoes are possible in an outline of probabilities.

NHC Hurricane Track
See the forecasted path and strength of tropical storms as they develop into hurricanes.

Tropical Forecast Models (Spaghetti Plot)
View different computer model projections of a tropical storm’s path.

NHC Hurricane Hunters
View the hurricane hunters flight information regarding a tropical system.