Welcome to PlacefileNation!
PlacefileNation 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.

Marginal Risk of Severe Thunderstorms is Forecast Today and/or Tonight
Locally strong gusts and marginal hail may occur with storms over the southern High Plains, with a couple of strong gusts also possible from the lower Great Lakes region into New England. A brief tornado or two may occur over parts of southern Texas tonight in association with Potential Tropical Cyclone 1.

- Range Ring Generator

Label: This is also the name of the file to be downloaded.
Coordinates:
Ring 1 in Miles: 0 Disables the ring
Ring 1 Color:
Ring 2 in Miles: 0 Disables the ring
Ring 2 Color:
Ring 3 in Miles: 0 Disables the ring
Ring 3 Color:
Line Width:


Description:

Label: This is the name of the location of your center point of your range ring.
This is also the name of the file to be downloaded.

Coordinates: Center of the Circle (Lat, Lon) Must have comma between Lat, Lon
Ring 1/Ring 2/Ring 3: Size of circle in Miles - Zero (0) disables the ring
Ring Colors: Ring 1 Red, Ring 2: Orange, Ring 3: Yellow (Can be changed)
Line Width: Line Size
Ring Color: Line Color
Generate Placefile: Generates placefile and downloads to your computer

Quick Colors: Highlight and copy the RGB values.

  • White: 255 255 255
  • Black: 0 0 0
  • Red: 255 0 0
  • Orange: 255 102 0
  • Yellow: 255 255 0

Placefiles

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

Observations

PlacefileNation brings current color-coded observations. Sampled every 5 minutes.


Metars - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/metars.php
Temps - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/temps.php
Dew Points - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/dp.php
Visiblities - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/vis.php
Gusts - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/gusts.php
Wind Chill - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/wc.php
Heat Index - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/hi.php
Buoys - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/buoys.php
RAWS - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/RAWS.php

Near Real-Time Lightning

Plot total lightning data near realtime sampled every four minutes.


Last 60 minute lightning strikes
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/60lightning.php
Last 40 minute lightning strikes
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/40lightning.php
Last 20 minute lightning strikes
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/20lightning.php

Crowd-sourced mPING Data

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


Last 15 minute reports
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/mping_15min.php
Last 30 minute reports
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/mping_30min.php
Last 60 minute reports
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/mping_60min.php
Last 5 hour reports
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/mping_300min.php

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 are removed.
Sampled every 30 minutes from 11Z to 20Z


Rain
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/cocorahs_rain.php
Snow
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/cocorahs_snow.php

 

Alerts Watches and Warnings

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

NWS Alert Areas
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/alert-areas.php
Marine Alert Areas
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/alert-marine-areas.php
Watches
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/severeWatch.php
Polygons Unshaded
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/nws_polygons.php
Marine Polygons
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/nws_marine_polygons.php

Thunderstorm Outlooks

Plot convective outlooks and discussions for significant weather impacts.

Convective Outlooks
Day 1 - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/spcday1.php
Day 1 Shaded - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/day1_shaded.php
Day 2 - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/spcday2.php
Day 3 - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/spcday3.php
Mesoscale Discussions
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/mcd.php
Day 1 Probabilities
Tor - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/tornado.php
Hail - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/hail.php
Wind - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/wind.php

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://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/spot-placefile.php
Pending Spot Forecast Monitor
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/spot-placefile-pending.php


Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/day1firewx.php
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/day2firewx.php


National Water Prediction Service (NWPS)
formally known as
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://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/ahps-placefile-alerts.php
Non-Filtered
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/ahps-placefile.php

 

 

 

 

Misc Plots

Hourly Earthquakes https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/earthquakes_last_hour.php
24 Hour Earthquakes https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/earthquakes_last_day.php

CWA - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/nws_cwa_boundaries.php
Radar Status - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/radar_status.php

NWR Sites - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/noaaradio.php
TN Milemarkers - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/TN_MileMarkers.php
TN Hospitals - https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/hospitals_tn.php

 

Middle Tennessee APRS and MTEARS

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

Middle TN APRS
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/aprs.php?filter=tnwx
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/aprs.php
MTEARS Connected
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/mtears_connected.php
MTEARS Not Connected
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/mtears_no_connections.php

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://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/nhc.php
Eastern Pacific Tracks
https://placefilenation.com/Placefiles/epnhc.php

 

 

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://placefilenation.com/pal/placefilenation_br.pal
Base Velocity(BV/V)
https://placefilenation.com/pal/placefilenation_bv.pal
Storm-Relative Velocity (SRV/SRM)
https://placefilenation.com/pal/placefilenation_srv.pal