"Sunset on Neskowin Beach" by Harriet Vanderbilt



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Weather Lessons

Weather LINKS:
• DATA -
local, national, international


Oregon and Northwest Data

Interactive Marine Observations - Northwest U.S. Coast: http://www.nws.fsu.edu/buoy/nw.html

Oregon Climate Service: http://www.ocs.orst.edu/

Oregon Travel Advisor, Oregon State Department of Transportation:

Oregon Travel Cameras, Oregon State Department of Transportation: http://www.odot.state.or.us/travel/index.asp?G=oregon&I=cam

Oregon Weather Forecasts: http://www.ocs.orst.edu/forecasts_or.shtml

Salem, Oregon Weather and Road Conditions: http://www.oregonlink.com/weather This site features information on snowpack, river levels, forecasts, road conditions, and storm warnings.

Surf Report, Newport, Oregon: http://isis.oce.orst.edu:8080


National and International Weather Data

The Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA): http://grads.iges.org/pix/

Current weather over the United States: http://grads.iges.org/pix/wxmaps.html

CNN Weather: http://cnn.com/WEATHER

Coastal Imaging Lab: http://cil-www.oce.orst.edu:8080/ Go to this site for photos and data from beaches around the world.

European Weather from the Meteosat satellite: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/meteosat/

GOES Project Science: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/goesproject.html (the GOES acronym stands for "Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite") This links to various national and international weather sites and data sets.

GOES Weather satellite photos: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/text/hotstuff.html

Intellicast - Weather for Active Lives: http://www.intellicast.com/

National Weather Service-Interactive Weather Information Network:

Weather data by state: http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/iwdspg1.html

NOAA Weather Page - NOAA Sources of Weather Information (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) http://www.esdim.noaa.gov/weather_page.html

Rain or Shine: http://rain.advance.net/index.ssf - Search state-by-state or country-by-country for current weather conditions and five-day weather forecasts. This is a good source of international weather.

USA Today Weather: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/

The Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/weather/

The Weather Underground - University of Michigan: http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu/

The Weather Visualizer: http://covis1.atmos.uiuc.edu/covis/visualizer/covisualizer.html


Curricular Material

Athena: Earth and Space Science for K-12, NASA Learning Technologies Project. There are weather-related instructional materials, education programs on weather, and resource material related to weather. http://athena.wednet.edu/curric/weather/index.html

Franklin's Forecast - Franklin Institute: http://sln.fi.edu/weather/index.html
In 1743, Ben Franklin wrote "Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise." This site has a wealth of activities, curricular materials, and links to other weather education sites.

How the Weatherworks: http://www.weatherworks.com/

National Severe Storms Laboratory Weather Room: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/ Contains weather lessons, information on careers, weather links.

National Sky Awareness Week: http://www.weatherworks.com/skyawareness.week.html

One Sky, Many Voices - Interactive Science Inquiry Projects from the Weather Underground, University of Michigan: http://www.onesky.umich.edu/

Weather Calculator: http://nwselp.epcc.edu/elp/wxcalc.html National Weather Service El Paso station provides a calculator for conversion of weather variables - even temperature based on number of cricket chirps!

Weather Eye: http://weathereye.kgan.com/ This site has good weather lessons, original project ideas, and a parents' center that would be useful in family literacy projects. The "teachers' lounge" has many links to online lesson plans/projects.

Weather Here and There: http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Edu/RSE/RSEred/WeatherHome.html

Weather Safety: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/nwspub.htm Publications from the National Weather Service on weather awareness, safety, and preparedness issues. Many publications are available in English and Spanish.

Weather Underground: K-12 curricular material. http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu/curriculum/

Weather World 2010 Project - Online Guides: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/home.rxml
A list of available modules from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A very good set of online lessons is "Reading Weather Maps" at

Weather World 2010 - Projects and Activities: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/crclm/home.rxml

Weather - What Forces Affect Our Weather? An Annenberg CPB Projects Exhibits Collection: http://www.learner.org/exhibits/weather/

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Design by: Western/Pacific Literacy Network -- Revised 11/17/99
"Sunset on Neskowin Beach" Photo Credit - Harriet Vanderbilt, Lake Oswego, Oregon; http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/Portland/gallery.html