MAG Home Page

The MAG website’s Home page presents the user with the choice of three 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.

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 or expanding the Website Information menu at the top right of the main page:

A schedule of proposed changes and the latest news are available by clicking the link: “Check here for the latest news” near the top of the page, below the page title.