Upcoming Mesoscale Branch Implementations


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RAPv4/HRRRv3 Upgrade to WRF 3.8.1; extend 00z/06z/12z/18z runs to 36-h; Alaska HRRR; upgrade MYNN PBL and surface physics; improve surface data and cloud assimilation; enhancement of land-sfc model Spring 2018
RTMA/URMA/RTMA-RU v2.7, PCPANL v3.1 Improve RTMA-RU product latency to 15 minutes after analysis time; Update background error covariance model to include flow-dependence; Improved observation quality control, especially for winds; New, unified terrain and land-sea mask for Alaska; Begin using mesonet visbility observations and CLARUS QC’d obs; Add ceiling height and sky cover analysis to OCONUS domains; Enhance ceiling height and visibility analysis through improved algorithm; Address precipitation coverage gaps near CONUS coastlines; Add significant wave height analysis to OCONUS domains; Remove legacy coarse-resolution output grids; Fall 2018