Model Analyses and Guidance User's Guide

MAG Home Page


The MAG website’s Home page presents the user with the choice of four categories:

  1. Model Guidance: Provides a path to view products created from the National Weather Service’s (NWS) numerical model output including regional and global models.
  2. Observations and Analyses : Provides a path to view the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) products, Upper Air(UAIR) Height Plots, and Upper Air Sounding Plots (Skew T plots)
  3. Tropical Guidance: Provides a path to view products created by the National Weather Service’s Tropical Cyclone models. These products are only available when tropical cyclones that meet stated criteria are active in the Atlantic or Pacific areas.
  4. Forecast Soundings: display of model soundings and station stability indices.
MAG Home Page

Users can obtain a description for each category by hovering the mouse pointer over each selection. A text window appears further describing each category.

The world map graphic displays a rectangle around each geographic area selected in the Model Guidance and Observations and Analyses pages. When a user clicks on the map, at the home page, a text box appears alerting the user to “Select Model Guidance, Observations and Analyses, or Tropical Guidance”.

Users can access the following information by clicking the links below the world map:

Below the four links is listed the current MAG version, and the current location from where the MAG data is being served.

At the very bottom of the page is the footer. The footer contains links to DOC, NOAA, NWS, and NCEP information.