Links: Models & Technical Discussion
This page contains links to computer simulations of the atmosphere used by meteorologists to forecast the weather. It also includes technical discussions. Understanding the content of these links would be aided through self-study or by taking some classes in meteorology.
For an overview on interpreting computer models, see:
WeatherPrediction.net -and/or- The UniSys Model Interpretation Guide . If you have some background in meteorology, you might consider taking the online Model Fundamentals course offered by the Cooperative Program for Online Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET).
NAM NCEP - Fast: 0z run complete around 10:15 EST
- 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 hr cumulative precip
NexLab: NexLab has nice Java animations as well as thermodynamic/severe wx diagnostics. Univ. of Wisc has reliable, clean graphics. Usually fast.
GFS/AVN NCEP - Goes out 16 days
- Fast with four daily runs
Univ. of Wisc.
ECMWF NexLab - Most data and nicest graphics Unisys: Limited information. UKMET NexLab - Reliable Univ.
of Wyoming : Graphics aren't great but you can choose the levels and contour variables you want to display/loop
GEM Canada Wx Office - Reliable
Gridded Model Data, from Texas A&M.
Model Soundings, from Plymouth University.
Ensemble Prediction System Graphics - North America from NOAA's National Center for Environmental Prediction
- DC Area (VA/DC/MD) Forecast Discussion -- National Weather Service
- Southeast Virginia Area Forecast Discussion -- National Weather Service
- Southwest Virginia Area Forecast Discussion -- National Weather Service
- Philadelphia Area Forecast Discussion -- National Weather Service
- NCEP Discussions -- Short range, extended, precipitation forecast and heavy snowfall discussions.
- Convective Outlooks and Mesoscale Discussions -- Storm Prediction Center
- Tropical Prediction Center Discussions
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