While the AFWS display allows for the use of interactive toggles with the image, AFWS data can also be utilized within GIS software. This page links to "Shapefiles" and "KMZ" files which are compressed "KML" files compatible with several GIS software applications. A list of some of the software applications that support Shapefiles and KML can be found here. Or, visit the NWS website Standards Description Website which explains KML in more detail.
Observed Shapefiles and KML Files
Flash Flood Guidance (FFG) data in Shapefile format
Flash Flood Guidance (FFG) Text Products
Federal Hydrologic Radio Licensing Workshop
Flash Flood Guidance (FFG)
: Forecast guidance produced by the River Forecast Centers, often model output, specific to the potential for flash flooding (e.g., how much rainfall over a given area will be required to produce flash flooding).
National 1-Day Precipitation Analysis
National Hourly Precipitation Analysis (experimental)
NWS Watches, Warnings, and Advisories RSS Feeds
AFWS Website User Guide
Hydrologic Radio Frequency License Guide
AFWS Network Sensor List CSV Format
CSV File Format
: The format of the CSV file is as follows:
WFO, State, County, County FIPS, Location Name, NWSLID, Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Sensor Type, Timezone