The charts on this web site are the principal charts of the former Weather Bureau publication, "Daily Weather Map." They are the Surface Weather Map, the 500-Millibar Height Contours chart, the Highest and Lowest Temperatures chart, and the Precipitation Areas and Amounts chart. For each day, simple charts are arranged on a single page. These charts are the surface analysis of pressure and fronts, color shading, in ten degree intervals,of maximum and minimum temperature, 500-Millibar height contours, and color shaded 24-hour total precipitation. These charts act as links to their respective Daily Weather Map charts. All charts are derived from the operational weather maps prepared at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, National Weather Service. The symbols on the Surface Weather Map and the 500-Millibar Height contours are standard international symbols described here
The Surface Weather Map shows station data and the analysis for 7:00
a.m., EST. The weather reports displayed here are only a fraction of
those on which the analyses are based. Occasional apparent
discrepancies between the printed station data and the analyses result
from the absence
of station reports not included here because of a lack of space.
The 500-Millibar Height Contours chart shows height contours (solid lines), temperatures (dashed lines) and winds (arrows) at the 500-Millibar pressure level at 7:00 a.m., EST. The height contours show the height of the 500-millibar pressure level in dekameters above sea level and isotherms, the lines of constant temperature, are shown in degrees Celsius. Arrows show the wind direction and speed at the 500-Millibar level.
The Highest and Lowest Temperature chart shows the maximum temperature for a period from 7:00 a.m. EST the previous day through 1 a.m. EST and the minimum temperature for the period from 7:00 p.m. EST the previous day through 1 p.m. The maximum temperature is plotted above the station location (in red) and the minimum temperature is plotted below (in blue).
The Precipitation Areas and Amounts chart shows areas (shaded) that had precipitation during the 24 hours ending at 7:00 a.m., EST, with amounts to the nearest hundredth of an inch. "T" indicates a trace of precipitation.