The current forecast cycle is 18Z 11 Aug with graphics finished at 19:31:20 EDT Tue Aug 11 2009
This page displays smartinit graphics generated from the operational NAM. Output on the native grid is interpolated to a 5 km grid, and the "smartinit" code is then run to generate NDFD weather elements. A downscaling technique is used to fit the temperatures and winds to the terrain, and it also sharpens the fields along coastlines.
Note that the probability of precipitation fields are generated using a blend of the operational NAM as well as the most recent SREF guidance.
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