Experimental NearCast Model Products

Eastern United States NearCast Model

  • Parcels have trajectories along pressure surfaces.
  • 3-Panel, 9 HR NearCast of latest model run using GFS for trajectories.
  • CONUS NearCast Model

  • Parcels have trajectories along pressure surfaces. GOES EAST/WEST CONUS and ATLANTIC/PACIFIC retreivals
  • 3-Panel, 9 HR NearCast of latest model run using GFS for trajectories.
  • Theta-E Analysis CONUS loop
  • Isentropic Coordinate NearCast Model (Eastern US)

  • Parcels have trajectories along potential temperature surfaces instead of pressure surfaces.
  • 3-Panel, 9 HR Nearcast of latest model run using GFS.
  • Testing CONVERGENCE Products hourly
  • Testing TOTAL MOISTURE Products hourly
  • Testing OMEGA Products hourly
  • European NearCast Model

    Full Domain

    Equivalent Potential Temperature

  • Theta-e at 497 mb
  • Theta-e at 778 mb
  • Theta-e Difference (497 mb - 778 mb)
  • Precipitable Water

  • Mid Layer Precipitable Water
  • Low Layer Precipitable Water
  • Layer Precipitable Water Difference (Low - Mid)
  • Baltic Sub-domain

    Equivalent Potential Temperature

  • Theta-e at 497 mb
  • Theta-e at 778 mb
  • Theta-e Difference (497 mb - 778 mb)
  • Precipitable Water

  • Mid Layer Precipitable Water
  • Low Layer Precipitable Water
  • Layer Precipitable Water Difference (Low - Mid)
  • Adriatic Sub-domain

    Equivalent Potential Temperature

  • Theta-e at 497 mb
  • Theta-e at 778 mb
  • Theta-e Difference (497 mb - 778 mb)
  • Precipitable Water

  • Mid Layer Precipitable Water
  • Low Layer Precipitable Water
  • Layer Precipitable Water Difference (Low - Mid)
  • Other Experimental Runs

  • Isentropic European NearCast Model Working run over Europe using Seviri data in Isentropic Coordinates.
  • Theta-E Analysis EUROPE 5 day loop. Includes most recent 9 Hr nearcast at end.
  • Alaska NearCast Model

    Equivalent Potential Temperature

  • Theta-e at 500 mb
  • Theta-e at 800 mb
  • Theta-e Difference (500 mb - 800 mb)
  • Precipitable Water

  • Mid Layer Precipitable Water
  • Low Layer Precipitable Water
  • Layer Precipitable Water Difference (Low - Mid)
  • RUC-GFS Version Comparisons

  • The "GFS Version NearCast Model" uses GFS gridded wind and height fields (instead of RUC) to project the data forward in time.
  • Theta-E Difference comparison loop. RUC on left, GFS on right.
  • Low-Level Theta-E comparison loop. RUC on left, GFS on right.
  • Mid-Level Theta-E comparison loop. RUC on left, GFS on right.
  • Model-Cold Start Comparisons

  • The "cold start" model uses no background fields, so the projected obs are purely from the LATEST soundings.
  • Theta-E Difference comparison loop. Normal on left, cold start on right.
  • Low-Level Theta-E comparison loop. Normal on left, cold start on right.
  • Mid-Level Theta-E comparison loop. Normal on left, cold start on right.
  • Theta 3-panel with most recent obs hatched.

  • 5 Day Loops Updated Hourly of NearCast Analysis Fields

  • Upper left panel is Mid Level Theta-E, lower left is Low Level Theta-E, right is Theta-E Difference (Mid-Low)
  • Theta-E Analysis EAST loop. Includes most recent 9 Hr nearcast at end.
  • Theta-E 03 HR Nearcast EAST loop.
  • Theta-E 06 HR Nearcast EAST loop.
  • Theta-E 09 HR Nearcast EAST loop.

  • May 20, 2013 Moore Tornado case

  • 12z Theta-E difference with BT's<220K contoured
  • 15z Theta-E difference with BT's<220K contoured
  • 18z Theta-E difference with BT's<220K contoured
  • 12z Ul theta-e, LL theta-e, theta-e difference
  • 15z Ul theta-e, LL theta-e, theta-e difference
  • 18z Ul theta-e, LL theta-e, theta-e difference
  • May 31, 2013 El Reno Tornado case

  • 15zTheta-E difference with BT's<220K contoured
  • 18zTheta-E difference with BT's<220K contoured
  • 21zTheta-E difference with BT's<220K contoured
  • 15z Ul theta-e, LL theta-e, theta-e difference
  • 18z Ul theta-e, LL theta-e, theta-e difference
  • 21z Ul theta-e, LL theta-e, theta-e difference


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