The swirling graphics and animation at Windytv.com are beautiful, mesmerizing, and can give you an understanding of whole earth, Big Picture weather patterns that just don’t come through in normal charts and graphs.
Be sure and slide through dates on the bottom left, and choose wind, temp, precip etc. from the lower right corner. Zoom out and spin the 3-D globe and see weather all over the world at a glance.
A screen shot does not do it justice, but this might give you an idea.