The University of Arizona Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Arizona Regional WRF Model Data

Partial support of the Arizona Regional WRF Model has been obtained from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. The model runs will continue and the forecast discussions will again be available after July 8, as conditions warrant. However, we continue to need other organizations to step up and help support this project via additional computational resources to add to our new dedicated operational model forecast cluster. This will enable larger domain sizes and faster run time speeds. Hardware nodes start at $7K. If interested, please contact Mike Leuthold. A HUGE thanks goes out to ADEQ for their support.


Model Derived Forecasts

Model Discussion

During the monsoon season and for significant weather events, a model discussion may be available.

Model Products

  06z AZ WRF-GFS 06z AZ WRF-NAM 12z AZ WRF-NAM 12z AZ WRF-GFS 12z AZ WRF-RUC
Domain-Level Products
Composite RADAR 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
Precipitation 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
Accumulated Precipitation 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz
Accumulated Snow 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
Snow Cover 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
2m Temp 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz
10m Wind 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz 1.8km|5.4km 1.8kmz|5.4kmz
Precipitable Water 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
OLR/Clouds 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
Solar Irr 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
850mb Td 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
700mb RH 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
600mb VV 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
500mb Temp 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
250mb Wind 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
MCAPE 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km 1.8km|5.4km
TUS Skew-T 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km
PHX Skew-T 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km
Mt G Skew-T 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km 1.8km
Site-Specific Products
TUS Station Plot Animation Animation Animation Animation Animation
PHX Station Plot Animation Animation Animation Animation Animation
Yuma Station Plot Animation Animation Animation Animation Animation
Pinal Station Plot Animation Animation Animation Animation Animation
Santa Cruz Station Plot Animation Animation Animation Animation Animation
Initialization & Verification
PWV Correction PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
Prev. Run's Verification Directory Directory Directory Directory Directory

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a next-generation mesocale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve both operational forecasting and atmospheric research needs. Model output is generated using the Department's 448 High Performance Computer:

    WRF Software version 3.5.1              38 vertical σ levels
    Outer Domain: 5.4 km                    Inner Domain: 1.8 km
    RRTMG Radiation
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Contact Mike Leuthold for questions or comments on this page.

Thanks to Tom Whittaker and the FlAniS developers.