Radar Chart

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

The Radar Chart collection is an archived product of summarized radar data. The geographic coverage is the 48 contiguous states of the United States. These hourly radar charts were prepared by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Data contains analyzed areas, lines, and cells of cloud formations that include the base, tops, movement, and precipitation intensity. Precipitation types and change of intensity are also depicted. These charts are prepared from radar observations taken by NWS weather radar stations throughout the country.

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Metadata Date May 25, 2017
Metadata Created Date June 20, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Sample image of Radar Summary Chart

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 25, 2017
Metadata Created Date June 20, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Bbox East Long -66.0
Bbox North Lat 50.0
Bbox South Lat 24.0
Bbox West Long -125.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Sample image of Radar Summary Chart
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00104-CHTRAD.jpg
Graphic Preview Type PDF
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00104
Harvest Object Id 744c1113-0dfd-46f6-97e1-684a782a367d
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress historicalArchive
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1956-04-19
Temporal Extent End 2013-06-11

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