Network Type

Number of Sites

Operating Agencies

Collective or Archive Location

Remarks

Other weather networks

10,000 sites

Public, private, hybrids

 

Non-automatic

METAR ~250

CWOP ~3000 sites

WCforYou.com ~150

AnythingWx.com ~100

AWS ~6000

Military plus radiation monitoring

20 networks, 350 stations

Military agencies and national labs

Most MADIS, MesoWest

Weather, sometimes radiation

Coastal (meteorology plus water level, water quality tsunami, port transportation)

Great Lakes/Atlantic Coast: 20 networks, ~300 sites

Gulf of Mexico: 13 networks, ~200 sites

Pacific Coast (incl. Alaska, Hawaii): 14 networks, ~200 sites

NOAA, states, private

NOAA/NDBC makes QC’s met data available real time

Divided into 11 regions. Most observations on or close to coast

Precipitation

12,000

NOAA

COOP plus

CoCoRaHS

NCDC

COOP

 

 

5,000

NCEP

NCAR

 

Precipitation, severe weather warnings

150

NWS, FAA, USAF

NCDC

Source: NOAA

Precipitation, severe weather warnings

150 estimated

TV stations

 

Estimated

Flood warning

350 meteorological stations

1250 stream gauges

3500 precipitation gauges

Local

 

Precipitation, streamflow, reservoir level, weather



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