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CAPS Real-Time Forecasts


Real-Time High-Resolution Weather Analyses and Forecasts
Presented by the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms
University of Oklahoma

CAPS produces realtime high-resolution weather analyses and forecasts throughout the year and enhanced forecasts during the spring storm season.

5-Min Interval Movies of Composite Reflectivity of HWT Forecasts

Storm-Scale Ensemble Forecast Products for 2012 HWT Spring Experiment

Daily 4-km Storm-Scale Ensemble Forecasts for Continental US

Between May 2 and June 8, 2012, CAPS is producing 25-member 4-km-resolution, multi-model (WRF-ARW, WRF-NMM, ARPS, and COAMPS) storm-scale ensemble forecasts (SSEF) for the full continental U.S. (CONUS) domain, assimilating radial wind and reflectivity data from over 140 WSR-88D radars and other available observations. The daily 36-hour-long forecasts are initialized at 00 UTC (7pm CDT).

These forecasts are run in support of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) 2011 Spring Experiment and is a collaboration among CAPS, SPC, NSSL, and DTC, supported by NICS's Cray XT-4 supercomputer at the University of Tennessee.

Additional details can be found in the 2011 CAPS HWT Spring Experiment Plan Document.


Realtime Wind Analyses and Rapidly Updated Forecasts for CASA

CAPS is producing realtime 400-m-resolution low-level wind analyses that are updated every 5 min for CASA Spring Experiment. Available CASA and other sources of data are going into the analyses. Furthermore, up to 2-hour-long Very-Short-Range NWP forecasts at a 1-km resolution are produced every 20 minutes when active weather exists within the CASA Oklahoma network. CASA analysis and forecasts are produced on OSCER's Sooner system at the University of Oklahoma, using nearly 2000 processor cores.


CAPS 4-km Resolution Realtime Forecasts for the Atlantic Hurricane Season



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