WRF (NAM -- no cumulus) Model Page
Latest Available Model Run
May 20, 06 UTC
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links below to view the 36-hour loop or individual hours
This is a locally run model. Its availability may not be reliable nor timely.
| Met Field
|| Time Frame (Full loop or snap shots at individual hours)
|The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) is a mesoscale numerical weather prediction (NWP) model run at NWS Buffalo four times a day on a 6 km grid spacing over most of the Great Lakes Region. The model runs are available at approximately
40 minutes past the hours of Midnight, 6 AM, Noon, and 6 PM (EST) each day.
Although the output can be used for all types of weather,
we concentrate on using the model in nearly steady-state, mesoscale weather events such as lake effect rain and snow.
Therefore, the shading and contour intervals of QPF in particular may be
very noisy in really wet, synoptic scale storms. In addition, we hope to
also use this model for other types of local or mesoscale weather
phenomena such as lake breeze initiation and lake breeze thunderstorm
activity during the summer.
This research is part of our goal to
bring state-of-the-art technology to our users. It must be pointed
out that the information provided by the model data is pure model output.
Our official forecasts are based on a consensus of several NWS
meteorologists at NWS Buffalo, who have reviewed additional numerical
models, data sets and other weather information to produce a
consensus forecast of the most likely weather that will affect our region.
Please send any comments, question or suggestions to the email below.
||Most of the Eastern Great Lakes Region
|Model Duration Time
|Model Output Time Increment
||1-hour time increment
||12km NAM 3-hour grids
|Convective Parameterization Scheme
||Grid Scale -- no convective parameterization
||2.0 Ghz dual processor on LINUX
Contact Thomas Niziol
with questions about mesoscale modeling at NWS Buffalo.
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