Add Weather Radar to a Dashboard Easy

If you want a weather radar map from the National Weather Service for your area you can add an image tile to any dashboard and paste the following links into the Image URL field of the tile. Just replace the Radar ID "HGX" with the Radar ID for your area.

Note - Be sure to increase the tile width and height to display the image correctly.

http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/lite/N0R/HGX_loop.gif

  • Alabama
    • BMX - Birmingham
    • EOX - Fort Rucker
    • HTX - Nrn. Alabama
    • MOB - Mobile
    • MXX - E. Alabama
  • Alaska
    • ABC - Bethel
    • ACG - Sitka/Biorka Is.
    • AEC - Nome
    • AHG - Kenai
    • AIH - Middleton Is.
    • AKC - King Salmon
    • APD - Fairbanks/Pedro Dome
  • Arizona
    • EMX - Tucson
    • FSX - Flagstaff
    • IWA - Phoenix
    • YUX - Yuma
  • Arkansas
    • LZK - Little Rock
    • SRX - W. Ark./Ft. Smith
  • California
    • BBX - Beale AFB
    • BHX - Eureka
    • DAX - Sacramento
    • EYX - Edwards AFB
    • HNX - Hanford/San Joaquin Vly.
    • MUX - San Francisco Bay Area
    • NKX - San Diego
    • SOX - Santa Ana Mtns
    • VBX - Vandenberg AFB
    • VTX - Los Angeles/Oxnard
  • Colorado
    • FTG - Denver/Boulder
    • GJX - Grand Junction
    • PUX - Pueblo
  • Delaware
    • DOX - Dover AFB
  • Florida
    • AMX - Miami
    • BYX - Key West
    • EVX - Eglin AFB/NW Florida
    • JAX - Jacksonville
    • MLB - Melbourne
    • TLH - Tallahassee
    • TBW - Tampa Bay Area
  • Georgia
    • FFC - Atlanta/Peachtree City
    • JGX - Robins AFB
    • VAX - Moody AFB
  • Guam
    • GUA - Andersen AFB
  • Hawaii
    • HKI - Kauai
    • HKM - Kohala
    • HMO - Molokai
    • HWA - South Shore
  • Idaho
    • CBX - Boise
    • SFX - Pocatello
  • Illinois
    • ILX- Central IL
    • LOT - Chicago
  • Indiana
    • IND - Indianapolis
    • IWX - Nrn. Indiana
    • VWX - Evansville
  • Iowa
    • DMX - Des Moines
    • DVN - Quad Cities
  • Kansas
    • DDC - Dodge City
    • GLD - Goodland
    • ICT - Wichita
    • TWX - Topeka
  • Kentucky
    • HPX - Fort Cambell
    • JKL - Jackson
    • LVX - Louisville
    • PAH - Paducah
  • Louisiana
    • LCH - Lake Charles
    • LIX - New Orleans
    • POE - Fort Polk
    • SHV - Shreveport
  • Maine
    • CBW - Caribou
    • GVX - Portland
  • Maryland
    • LWX - Baltimore
  • Massachusetts
    • BOX - Boston
  • Michigan
    • APX - Gaylord
    • DTX - Detroit
    • BRR - Grand Rapids
    • MQT - Marquette
  • Minnesota
    • DLH - Duluth
    • MPX - Minneapolis
  • Mississippi
    • DGX - Jackson/Brandon
    • GWX - Columbus AFB
  • Missouri
    • EAX - Kansas City
    • LSX - St. Louis
    • SGF - Springfield
  • Montana
    • BLX - Billings
    • GGW - Glasgow
    • MSX - Missoula
    • TFX - Great Falls
  • Nebraska
    • LNX - North Platte
    • OAX - Omaha
    • UEX - Hastings
  • Nevada
    • ESX - Las Vegas
    • LRX - Elko
    • RGX - Reno
  • New Jersey
    • DIX - Mt. Holly
  • New Mexico
    • ABX - Albuquerque
    • FDX - Cannon AFB
    • HDX - Holloman AFB
  • New York
    • BGM - Binghamton
    • BUF - Buffalo
    • ENX - Albany
    • OKX - New York City/Upton
    • TYX - Montague
  • North Carolina
    • LTX - Wilmington
    • MHX - Morehead City
    • RAX - Raleigh/Durham
  • North Dakota
    • BIS - Bismarck
    • MBX - Minot AFB
    • MVX - Grand Forks
  • Ohio
    • CLE - Cleveland
    • ILN - Wilmington/Dayton
  • Oklahoma
    • FDR - Frederick
    • INX - Tulsa
    • TLX - Oklahoma City
    • VNX - Vance AFB
  • Oregon
    • MAX - Medford
    • PDT - Pendleton
    • RTX - Portland
  • Pennsylvania
    • CCX - State College
    • DIX - Philadelphia
    • PBZ - Pittsburgh
  • Puerto Rico
    • JUA - Puerto Rico/V.I.
  • South Carolina
    • CAE - Columbia
    • CLX - Charleston
    • GSP - Greenville/Spartanburg
  • South Dakota
    • ABR - Aberdeen
    • FSD - Sioux falls
    • UDX - Rapid City
  • Tennessee
    • MRX - Knoxville/Tri Cities
    • NQA - Memphis
    • OHX - Nashville
  • Texas
    • AMA - Amarillo
    • BRO - Brownsville
    • CRP - Corpus Christi
    • DFX - Laughlin AFB
    • DYX - Dyess AFB
    • EPZ - El Paso
    • EWX - Austin/San Antonio
    • FWS - Dallas/Fort Worth
    • GRK - Central Texas
    • HGX - Houston/Galveston
    • LBB - Lubbock
    • MAF - Midland/Odessa
    • SJT - San Angelo
  • Utah
    • ICX - Cedar City
    • MTX - Salt Lake City
  • Vermont
    • CXX - Burlington
  • Virginia
    • AKQ - Norfolk/Richmond
    • FCX - Blacksburg/Roanoke
    • LWX - Sterling
  • Washington
    • ATX - Seattle/Tacoma
    • LGX - Langley Hill
    • OTX - Spokane
  • Washington D.C.
    • LWX - Washington
  • West Virginia
    • RLX - Charleston
  • Wisconsin
    • ARX - La Crosse
    • GRB - Green Bay
    • MKX - Milwaukee
  • Wyoming
    • CYS - Cheyenne
    • RIW - Riverton

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Alternate Radar Images
  • Base Reflectivity (out to 124 nm)
    This is a display of echo intensity (reflectivity) measured in dBZ (decibels of Z, where Z represents the energy reflected back to the radar). "Reflectivity" is the amount of transmitted power reflected off an object and returned to the radar receiver. Base Reflectivity images are used to detect precipitation, evaluate storm structure, locate atmospheric boundaries and determine hail potential.

  • Storm Relative Motion
    This display is of radial velocity of the wind relative to the storm's motion. The result is a picture of the wind as if the storms were stationary. This often unmasks storms that rotate (supercells) which can be a precursor to the formation of tornadoes. Green colors indicate wind moving toward the radar with red colors indicating wind moving away from the radar. The maximum range of this product is 124 nm (about 143 miles) from the radar location.

  • One-Hour Precipitation
    This is an image of estimated one-hour precipitation accumulation. This product is used to assess rainfall intensities for flash flood warnings, urban flood statements and special weather statements. The maximum range of this product is 124 nm (about 143 miles) from the radar location.

  • Composite Reflectivity
    This display is of maximum echo intensity (reflectivity) from any elevation angle at every range from the radar. This product is used to reveal the highest reflectivity in all echoes. When compared with Base Reflectivity, the Composite Reflectivity can reveal important storm structure features and intensity trends of storms.

  • Storm Total Precipitation
    This image is of estimated accumulated rainfall, continuously updated, since the last one-hour break in precipitation. This image is used to locate flood potential over urban or rural areas, estimate total basin runoff and provide rainfall accumulations for the duration of the event. The maximum range of this product is 124 nm (about 143 miles) from the radar location. This product will not display accumulated precipitation more distant than 124 nm, even though precipitation may be occurring at greater distances. To determine accumulated precipitation at greater distances link to an adjacent radar.

  • Base Reflectivity (out to 248 nmi)
    This is a display of echo intensity (reflectivity) measured in dBZ (decibels of Z, where Z represents the energy reflected back to the radar). "Reflectivity" is the amount of transmitted power reflected off an object and returned to the radar receiver. Base Reflectivity images are used to detect precipitation, evaluate storm structure, locate atmospheric boundaries and determine hail potential.

Regional Radars and Satellite - Northern US
Regional Radars and Satellite - Southern US
National Radar

https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/Loop/NatLoop.gif

Hurricane Track Atlantic Satellite

Sattelite Image Loop from GOES16 on NOAA - Atlantic
https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/TAW/Sandwich/GOES16-TAW-Sandwich-900x540.gif
Sattelite Image Loop from GOES16 on NOAA - Gulf of Mexico
https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/GM/Sandwich/GOES16-GM-Sandwich-1000x1000.gif
Sattelite Image Loop from GOES16 on NOAA - Caribbean
https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/CAR/Sandwich/GOES16-CAR-Sandwich-1000x1000.gif
Sattelite Image Loop from GOES16 on NOAA - Eastern Seaboard
https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/EUS/Sandwich/GOES16-EUS-Sandwich-1000x1000.gif

Satellite Image for Canada

https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/CAN/Sandwich/GOES16-CAN-Sandwich-1125x560.gif

Bonus Map I came across for people in Texas

http://images.twcnews.com/tx/weather/SATRAD_SCUS-large.gif

If you come across a great radar loop let me know and I'll add it to the bonus maps.

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Hat tip to you, sir! Well done!

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That is pretty cool but I wonder if there are also loops available with other settings.

Where I am now, the radar display is a busy mess of blue static. I am sure that accurately reflects my current weather based on the scale listed on the image... but since it is clear and sunny all over, it isn't particularly useful at a glance.

Yes, I'll post all the available options in a bit. I just didn't want to confuse people right off the bat since this was geared more towards new people.

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Cool! Looking forward to part 2.

Excellent. I am new to Hubitat and you just pointed me to a new capability for me. Very nice tip here and I put it on my dashboard. :+1:

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Added an an expandable click that provides additional radar loops in the original post.

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Yea, I just wanted to provide something easy that anyone in the US could use easily without having to pick through a website to try and figure out. Often times they don't expose the radar images so you have to resort to digging through the sourcecode. Even then it's sometimes not compatible with HE image tile.

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Excellent addition Lewis! How are you getting the gif versions? I'm not seeing how to pull them from the website.

When I put in Atlanta, it does show but I would also like a more regional view. Here is the SouthEast from the website, but I don't see the .GIF version of it..? NWS Enhanced Radar Mosaic: Southeast Sector Loop

I'm still searching around on this. :slight_smile:

This is a great animation but I'd like the time to be for 30mins instead of 5mins: GOES-East - Sector view: Southeast - Band 14 - NOAA / NESDIS / STAR

Again though, I don't see a GIF version of it...

(Corrected link)

I added this as the background image to my Date/Time tile. Worked great.

https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/umv/Sandwich/GOES16-UMV-Sandwich-600x600.gif

I use this on my Android car stereo with a full screen browser (looks better on my car).

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I've always been a fan of this

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@uptownruss That radar looks nice but they are using an image array to load that and it wouldn't work for our case.

I added regional radar loops including the Southeast in the original post.

Added it to the national group

Added to Northern Regional as an alternate but your link is for a specific time period. I had to update the URL to https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/SECTOR/umv/Sandwich/GOES16-UMV-Sandwich-600x600.gif to get the current.

Digging around in source code of the webpage with the F12 key. I figured I'd do the legwork for new people and since its from one source it doesn't take me a year to compile it. If other users want to send me their favorites I may add them as well.

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Ah, you're digging around page source. I actually was looking at that too prior to posting as I didn't see how to get to the GIF version. I think I saw something like gif was "../images/[something]" or something like that but I didn't get to a GIF version of the URL.

This is fun and I'm going to make a dashboard just for these :+1:

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Ok, I spent about an hour pulling in the GOES16 Satellite feeds. They are added under regional.

The link you posted is a 4 hour loop with 48 images in 5 minute increments.