Without weather maps and accompanying weather forecasts, we would take our chances with all types of inclement weather. Not only does a weather map enables us to view current weather conditions, but it also shows the viewer what kind of weather to expect during the coming hours and days. This website introduces weather maps and the meteorological activities that support them. It includes United States weather maps as well as information about current local weather conditions and detailed local weather forecasts. Access to NOAA weather information and meteorology resources are available on the website.