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
During the monsoon season and for significant weather events, a model discussion may be available.
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 processor Beowulf cluster with the following configuration:
WRF Software version 3.3.1 38 vertical σ levels Outer Domain: 5.4 km Inner Domain: 1.8 km WRF Double Moment 6-class Microphysics RRTMG Radiation Noah Land-Surface ACM2 Boundary Layer
Note: Products have been updated to use Adobe Flash Player. The kmz products are Google Earth overlays of model data. Some kmz files are very large and will take some time for GE to load. The best way to do this is open the configuration window and slow down looping to around 1/4 speed and set the "Loop Animation" option. After a few times through the loop, all images should be loaded. Also, set the "Elevation Exaggeration" option under "Tools->Options to 3. You can also use JPL's Landsat 7 Moasic Imagery as a backdrop."
Contact Mike Leuthold for questions or comments on this page.
Model Changelog here.