Posted On: Oct 27, 2015
You can now access real-time and archival weather radar data as an AWS Public Data Set. The Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) is a network of 160 high-resolution Doppler radar sites that detects precipitation and atmospheric movement and disseminates data in approximately 5 minute intervals from each site. NEXRAD enables severe storm prediction and is used by researchers and commercial enterprises to study and address the impact of weather across multiple sectors.
The real-time feed and full historical archive of NEXRAD Level II data, from June 1991 to present, is now available on Amazon S3 for anyone to use. Level II is original resolution, base data from the NEXRAD system. This is the first time the full NEXRAD Level II archive has been accessible to the public on demand.
Learn more about NEXRAD on AWS on our blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-public-data-set-real-time-and-archived-nexrad-weather-data.
Visit the NEXRAD on AWS page for information on accessing the data: http://aws.amazon.com/noaa-big-data/nexrad/.