Dr. Shafer’s primary data source for his analyses consists of surface, radar, and satellite observation networks maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the National Weather Service. This data is archived by the National Climatic Data Center. In addition, Dr. Shafer will dig to find accurate data sources from other observing networks. Analysis techniques follow standard meteorological practices and will incorporate state-of-the-science published research relevant to the analysis. Explore the linked to data sources, as perhaps what you need is available without consultation.