Welcome to PlacefileNation!
Placefile Nation was created and is maintained by a team of seasoned meteorologists and weather enthusiasts to provide weather data placefiles for GR2 and GR3 applications over the United States. Analyzing radar, with reliable data overlays, provides a more seamless, worry-free experience. We know this, which is why we manage and monitor our own data feeds. In an effort to make our site more useful, we appreciate feedback sent to placefilenation@gmail.com.

Placefiles

Highlight the short URL and copy. Then paste copied url into your placefile manager.

Observations

Placefile Nation brings current color-coded observations. Sampled every 5 minutes.


Metars - https://tinyurl.com/5n75pzf2
Temps - https://tinyurl.com/4nksts5m
Dew Points - https://tinyurl.com/3mjk54m7
Visiblities - https://tinyurl.com/yjnpnek2
Gusts - https://tinyurl.com/5dykydfn
Heat Index - https://tinyurl.com/7hhbekw9
Buoys - https://tinyurl.com/ydr9vtfr

Near Real-Time Lightning

Plot total lightning datanear realtime sampled every four minutes.


Last 60 minute lightning strikes
https://tinyurl.com/yck9duwx
Last 40 minute lightning strikes
https://tinyurl.com/2nzwddev
Last 20 minute lightning strikes
https://tinyurl.com/2mjxffad

Crowd-sourced mPING Data

See what spotters and weather enthusiasts see and report that are sampled every 4 minutes.


Last 15 minute reports -
https://tinyurl.com/upymdbux
Last 30 minute reports -
https://tinyurl.com/bncdm4cd
Last 60 minute reports -
https://tinyurl.com/4whby2az
Last 5 hour reports -
https://tinyurl.com/2s455rb2

CoCoRaHS Data

CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation in their local communities. Visually see the cocorahs rain and snow reports from across the US.
Zeros and Traces are removed.
Sampled every 30 minutes from 11Z to 20Z


Rain
https://tinyurl.com/4epkext4
Snow
https://tinyurl.com/ybnk4pyx

Alerts Watches and Warnings

Get realtime county watch, advisories, alerts and special weather statements, color-coded to NWS standards.

NWS Alert Areas
https://tinyurl.com/zk8pu5ua
Marine Alert Areas
https://tinyurl.com/4tat3se8
Watches
https://tinyurl.com/5ey53puw
Polygons Shaded
https://tinyurl.com/45j2wcvz
Marine Polygons
https://tinyurl.com/4yse7bdy

Thunderstorm Outlooks

Plot convective outlooks and discussions for significant weather impacts.

Convective Outlooks
Day 1 - https://tinyurl.com/2xw5nwsa
Day 2 - https://tinyurl.com/2ze95jbn
Day 3 - https://tinyurl.com/2556j4hj
Mesoscale Discussions
https://tinyurl.com/3uztabsc
Day 1 Probabilities
Tor - https://tinyurl.com/2hwabmy7
Hail - https://tinyurl.com/ycf7w9bn
Wind - https://tinyurl.com/y7d7w73t

Fire Weather/Spot Forecast Monitor

Monitor all stages of spot requests and forecasts or any pending spot request on GR2/GR3.


Spot Forecast Monitor
https://tinyurl.com/5n7hfwsc
Pending Spot Forecast Monitor
https://tinyurl.com/2n82wyt6


Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)

Plot all of the river gauges or filter river gauge data to just those that are in action stage or higher.

Filtered
https://tinyurl.com/7jjfz635
Non-Filtered
https://tinyurl.com/4336tzc7

Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Hurricane Tracks

Visually see forecast tracks of Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. Only visible near radar covered landmasses.

Atlantic Tracks
https://tinyurl.com/z2p54e4a
Eastern Pacific Tracks
https://tinyurl.com/2juzv6w7

Misc Plots

Plot the County Warning Areas, NOAA Wx Radio Sites, radar status, TN Mile Markers and TN Hospitals.

CWA - https://tinyurl.com/29nxnsyv
Radar Status - https://tinyurl.com/59en99j7

NWR Sites - https://tinyurl.com/mr288cmy
TN Milemarkers - https://tinyurl.com/2f5k6vuh
TN Hospitals - https://tinyurl.com/yjf73266

Tennessee APRS and MTEARS

See the APRS stations specific to !TNWX hams across Middle Tennessee and stations in and around TN as well as the well known MTEARS Repeater Link System and information for each repeater site.

TN APRS
!TNWX - https://tinyurl.com/tz3864vy
TN APRS - https://tinyurl.com/35mzcmm9
MTEARS
Connected - https://tinyurl.com/4uwh96nv
Not Connected - https://tinyurl.com/yya98y9z

PlacefileNation's Color Curves

Use PlacefileNation's color curves for enhanced radar analysis. Just download and replace the color table settings.

Base Reflectivity(BR/Z)
https://tinyurl.com/26344xxc
Base Velocity(BV/V)
https://tinyurl.com/mr4dmf6y
Storm-Relative Velocity (SRV/SRM)
https://tinyurl.com/vz3dv2ty

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