The SWC Forecast Center team carries over 50 years of combined weather forecasting, consulting, and storm chasing experience. Meteorologist Joshua Ketchen and SWC Extreme Storm Chasers Richard and Mandy Gross take pride in serving you with up-to-date weather information, interactive real-time weather maps, and in-depth analysis of weather events as they unfold. Our team supports the advancement of critical warning systems, weather modeling, and other weather technologies.

  • ⛈ Severe Weather Layers
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    ⛈ Access severe weather forecasts across the United States for the next 7 days. Click on shaded contours for specific forecast information. Forecast data is provided by the Storm Prediction Center.
  • ❄ The SWC Winter Forecast has been released for the 2020-21 Season. Meteorological Winter starts on December 1, 2020 with the U.S. experiencing warmer than normal weather conditions. Our forecasters break down the details of how Winter will play out in your area.
  • ⚠️ U.S Advisory Layers
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    ⚠️ Click on real-time watch, warning, and advisory polygons for critical weather information. Allow the SWC location feature to plot your location on the map. Expand the map and visit all SWC Weather Layers.
  • 🧊 As Winter Weather impacts become more frequent across America, it's important to brush up on the basics. Let's review how you can prepare yourself and your family for the worst of Old Man Winter!
    📦 Pack an Emergency Supply Kit.
    📱 Charge all Communication devices.
    🚗 Winterize all family vehicles.
    📖 Get up-to-date weather reports.
    🙌 Share your travel plans with others.
    🛣 Monitor road conditions.
  • 📡 View the latest Goes-16 Visible Satellite image of the United States. This image will update every 5 minutes.
  • 🔥 As La Nina continues to control the overall pattern across the Western U.S., dry conditions are prevailing across Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. These conditions are forecasted to continue through Winter 2020/21.