Downloads & Resources
Listed below are useful weather-related articles, tools, information, reference materials, and weather links that may prove helpful in your daily activities:
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COMPUWEATHER FORENSIC WEATHER HALL OF FAME
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COMPUWEATHER FORENSIC WEATHER BLOG
CLICK HERE to view our forensic weather blog that contains a variety of information and articles written by members of the CompuWeather Team and from other well respected industry experts. Regular contributions are provided by members of our marketing team, sales team, meteorological team and weather expert team. We encourage them to provide postings containing topics that they encounter when dealing with clients from their individual perspectives.
WEATHER REFERENCE MATERIALS, WEATHER TOOLS & WEATHER CALCULATORS
Beaufort Wind Force Scale – The Beaufort wind force scale is an empirical measure for describing wind speed from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane) based mainly on observed sea conditions.
Enhanced Fujita Scale – The Enhanced Fujita Scale, or EF Scale, is the scale for rating the strength of tornadoes in the United States estimated via the damage they cause.
Heat Index Chart – Simple heat index chart taking into account temperature and relative humidity
Latitude / Longitude Distance Calculator – Easily calculate the distance between 2 locations using lat/long coordinates
Latitude / Longitude Finder – Find Latitude and Longitude easily for any location
Saffir-Simpson Scale – The scale is based primarily on wind speeds and includes estimates of barometric pressure and storm surge associated with each of the five categories. It is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall.
Wind Chill Temperature Index Chart – Convenient PDF brochure containing wind chill temperature chart with frequently asked questions about wind chill and other relevant information.
Wind Direction Compass – Useful tool for determining wind direction. Wind direction is the direction from which a wind originates.
NOAA Tide and Current Glossary – Glossary of tide and current terms and definitions
Understanding Storm Surge and Storm Tide – A simple 1 page document explaining the difference between storm surge and storm tide
2014 Atltantic Hurricane Season – The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will be the period of 2014 in which tropical cyclones tend to form in the Atlantic Ocean. The season will officially start on June 1, 2014 and end on November 30, 2014. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical systems form in the Atlantic. However, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time. Should a cyclone form before June 1, it would be officially considered a part of the 2014 season.
2014 Atlantic Tropical Storm Names – The following names will be used for named storms that form in the North Atlantic in 2014. Retired names, if any, will be announced by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the spring of 2015. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2020 season.
2014: Arthur • Bertha • Cristobal • Dolly • Edouard • Fay • Gonzalo • Hanna • Isaias • Josephine • Kyle • Laura • Marco • Nana • Omar • Paulette • Rene • Sally • Teddy • Vicky • Wilfred
For more information about Tropical Cyclone / Hurricane Names, CLICK HERE
2013-2014 Winter Storm Names & Dates – Here is a quick reference chart providing the names of Winter Storms in 2013-2014 and their associated dates: (we have done our best to match the proper dates with their respective names but this was not an easy task, we apologize in advance if we are not 100% correct on our assumptions in this chart)
Winter Storm Name / Dates
- Atlas – October 3-5, 2013
- Boreas – November 23-26, 2013
- Cleon – December 1-7, 2013
- Dion – Dec. 6-10, 2013
- Electra – Dec 12-15, 2013
- Falco – Dec 16-17, 2013
- Gemini – December 21,2013
- Hercules – Jan 1-3, 2014
- Ion – Jan 3-7, 2014
- Janus – Jan 21-22,2014
- Kronos – Jan 23-24, 2014
- Leon – Jan 28-30, 2014
- Maximus – Jan 29 – Feb 1, 2014
- Nika – Feb 5-6, 2014
- Orion -Feb 6-10,2014
- Pax – Feb 10-13, 2014
- Quintus – Feb 14-16,2014
- Rex – Feb 17-18,2014
- Seneca – Feb 20-21,2014
- Titan -Feb 27 – March 3, 2014
Article – The Value of Adding a Meteorologist to the Investigative Team – interface Magazine – The Journal of RCI – December 2013 – Authored by Patricia Robertson
Article – Winter Weather Claims – What to Expect When Temperatures Drop – Claims Magazine – January 2007 – Authored by Jess Hurwitz, CompuWeather
Article – Site Specific Weather Analysis Blends Man and Machine – Claims Magazine – November 2006 – Authored by Jess Hurwitz, CompuWeather
Article – “Weird Weather-Subro” The Challenge to Mother Nature! – Subrogator Magazine – Fall 2005 – Authored by Jeff Wimmer & Tore Jakobsen, CompuWeather
Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day – The times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, transits of the Sun and Moon, and the beginning and end of civil twilight, along with information on the Moon’s phase are provided at this site from The United States Naval Observatory (USNO). You can search their database by US city/town name or worldwide by GPS coordinates. Other useful tools can be found at the USNO Astronomical Applications page reached by clicking here.
NOAA / NCDC Most Popular Conversion and Decoder Charts – This gateway provides access to web pages containing frequently requested weather decoding and conversion charts.
Timeanddate.com – This site contains many useful time and date related tools.
National Weather Service Enhanced Fujita Scale Document – Full documentation on the Enhanced Fujita Scale – Includes details of all 28 damage indicators with photos.
National Weather Service Glossary – This glossary contains information on more than 2000 terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the NWS. Many of these terms and abbreviations are used by NWS forecasters to communicate between each other and have been in use for many years and before many NWS products were directly available to the public. It is the purpose of this glossary to aid the general public in better understanding NWS products.
Microsoft Excel Viewer – Microsoft Excel Viewer lets you view and print Microsoft Excel documents on a computer that does not have Excel installed.
Adobe Reader – Adobe Reader lets you view and print Adobe PDF documents.