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Welcome to International Weather Archive's general questions and answers section. This section will be updated frequently, and we hope you find the answers useful and informative.
If you have a question not covered here, email us at support@InternationalWeatherArchive.org. If the question is of general interest, it will be added to this list.
Q: How far back does archive go?
A: Due to limited storage space on our web host, GOES satellite images go back 2 months. See satellites page for more information.
Q: What is the time interval between
A: This depends on both the satellite and area of interest. See satellites page for more information
Often, even though more images are available, these intervals were the best balance between the huge amount of data available from from our image providers, and anticipated user needs.
Q: Where can I learn more about satellite imagery?
A: Check out our links page for some great sites with more information.
Q: When will weather radar be available?
A: Weather radar data is coming soon, after satellite imagery, starting with U.S. and perhaps Canada. Preliminary web searches have shown that other countries have not yet released this data for use outside their weather websites.
If you know of other radar imagery, that is in the public domain, let us know. The "International" part of this website's name should not just mean United States and Canada.