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NOAA CLIMATE OUTLOOK
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/
National Weather Service High/Low temps across the country.

WISCONSIN STATE CLIMATOLOGY OFFICE
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~sco/
Climate information resource for Wisconsin.

WISCONSIN ROAD CONDITIONS
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/driving-cond.htm
Road conditions for the state of Wisconsin

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION VISIBILITY
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/
Naked-Eye Visibility Data for Madison, WI U.S.A.

NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER
http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html
(Follow the link to U.S. Local Storm Reports)
Are you looking for information on past severe weather in your area? Follow this link to the National Climatic Data Center to look up storm reports.

HEAT INDEX CHART
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
The Heat index is the apparent temperature you feel based on the combination of heat and humidity. Summer humidity can make temperatures in the 80s and 90s feel more like 100 degrees or hotter.

WIND CHILL CHART
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/index.shtml
The wind chill is the apparent temperature your skin would feel if exposed to cold and windy conditions. This link will give you a chart to calculate the wind chill. In order to find the wind chill, all you need to know is the air temperature and the wind speed.

WISCONSIN CLIMATOLOGY
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=mkx (Milwaukee NWS Office)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=arx (LaCrosse NWS Office)
This site has a lot of local climate data for southern Wisconsin from the National Weather Service in Milwaukee.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
This page is the home of the National Hurricane Center. It will give updated information on tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, The Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern Pacific Ocean.

STARDATE ONLINE SKY ALMANAC
http://stardate.org/nightsky/almanac
This is a good basic current astronomy page from the University of Texas. Any time of day mentioned will be current because they are in the central time zone. This page will update on the 1st of each month. The page shows the current month's moon phases, basic planet locations, and significant astronomical events.

METEOR OBSERVING CALENDAR
http://www.imo.net/calendar/
This link will give you summaries on meteor showers throughout the year.

WEATHER CALCULATORS
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/box/calculate2.html
With this link, you can convert temperature, air pressure, and wind speeds to different units. For example you can see what 20 degrees Celsius is in Fahrenheit. This page also allows you to calculate heat index, wind chill, and relative humidity.

CURRENT SNOW REPORTING + SKI REPORT...
http://www.recnewsnet.com/reports.html
Click here for the latest ski conditions in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

"THE REAL SCOOP ON THE SNOW"
http://www.realconditions.com/
If you're traveling around the country or around the world, get the latest ski conditions here.

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