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NEW! The National Weather Service and the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center produce several data sets that are available in formats available to import into Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. It takes the numbers and words from the rows and columns in databases and spreadsheets and puts them on a map.

For additional GIS/KML information, please visit the NWS GIS Portal.
KML/KMZ Shapefile

Precipitation Departures
(you may need to save the file before opening)


Coming soon...

Following resources will help you view these GIS files.
NASA logo NASA World Wind viewer (latest version 1.4 released February 14, 2007) - free download from NASA
GoogleEarth logo GoogleEarth viewer - KML file format support - free download from
ESRI ArcExplorer logo ESRI's ArcGIS Explorer - KML file format support - free download from logo FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) that converts data in one format to another - KML file format support - (Purchase) - download from
ArcGIS extension that allows ESRI software to read KML until the next full release of ESRI software that will natively support KML/KMZ - (Purchase) - download from

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