Arizona Regional WRF Model Data
The model forecast products are experimental in nature and will not always be available
Model Derived Forecasts
SE AZ Forecast  Phx Area Forecast  TEP Solar Forecast  Wind Power Forecast   AM Optical Depth
During the monsoon seasons and for significant weather events, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences will update a the model and weather discussions below. Email Mike Leuthold (leuthold at atmo arizona edu) if you would like to be notified via email.
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.