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Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model — Greater San Diego Region Forecasts

May 10, 2013

CNAP colleague Jim Means is now running the WRF model on his home computer and providing hourly output over the San Diego region at:

http://pegmatite.com/wrf_index.php

Two initialization (model forecast start) domains are used for his twice daily simulations. One is an 11-km outer domain and the other is a 3.7 km inner domain. Both of these are initialized using data from GFS (the Global Forecast System — data provided from the US National Meteorological Center).

You can select from 22 variables that will animate by hour for 36 hours. You can zoom to look more closely at the San Diego area. Below is a snapshot of the temperature forecast for 00Z (4pm local time) on Saturday, May 11, 2013. This is a 24-hour forecast and shows warm temperatures far inland with comfortable temperatures near the coast.

wrf_forecast_sample_may2013

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