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SLP, 1000-500 mb Thickness
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
NAM-NDAS X
CONUSNEST-NDAS X
Models-NDAS X

850mb Height and Temperature
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
NAM-NDAS X
CONUSNEST-NDAS X
Models-NDAS X
RAOBS X
RAOBS,Models X

850mb Wind (kt)
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
NAM-NDAS X
CONUSNEST-NDAS X
Models-NDAS X
RAOBS X
RAOBS,Models X

700 mb Height, Precipitable Water
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
NAM-NDAS (Precipitable Water) X
CONUSNEST-NDAS (Precipitable Water) X
Models-NDAS (Precipitable Water) X
RAOBS (Precipitable Water) X
RAOBS,Models X

700 mb Omega*, RH
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
NAM-NDAS (RH) X
CONUSNEST-NDAS (RH) X
Models-NDAS (RH) X
RAOBS (RH) X
RAOBS,Models X

* NDAS forecast component has 5x more diveregnce damping applied then the NAM free forecast, thus the NDAS vertical motions would be expected to be weaker than those in the NAM forecast

500mb Height and Vorticity
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
NAM-NDAS X
CONUSNEST-NDAS X
Models-NDAS X
RAOBS X
RAOBS,Models X

250mb Height and Wind Speed
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
NAM-NDAS X
CONUSNEST-NDAS X
Models-NDAS X
RAOBS X
RAOBS,Models X

Thickness Fields
1000-
500 mb
1000-
850 mb
850-
700 mb
700-
500 mb
NAM X X X X
CONUSNEST X X X X
NDAS X X X X
Models,NDAS X X X X
NAM-NDAS X X X X
CONUSNEST-NDAS X X X X
Models-NDAS X X X X

3-h QPF vs Stage II/IV Precipitation analyses
NAM CONUSNEST
CONUS X X
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Stage II Models,
Stage II
CONUS X X
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

6-h QPF vs Stage IV Precipitation analyses
NAM CONUSNEST
CONUS X X
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Stage IV Models,
Stage IV
CONUS X X
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Total Column-Integrated Condensate
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Total Column-Integrated Cloud Water+Rain
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Total Column-Integrated Cloud Ice+Snow
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Lowest Model Level Rime Factor
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Total Cloud Top Temperatures
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Total Cloud Top Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Total Cloud Bottom Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Total Convective Cloud Top Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Total Convective Cloud Bottom Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Deep Convective Cloud Bottom Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Deep Convective Cloud Top Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Grid-scale Cloud Bottom Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Grid-scale Cloud Top Pressure
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

Lowest Boundary-layer RH
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X

East/West CONUS 2-M Temperature (deg C)
East
CONUS
West
CONUS
NAM X X
CONUSNEST X X
RTMA X X
Obs X X
Models,Obs X X
Models,RTMA X X
Models-
RTMA
X X

Regional 2-m Temperatures - Loops
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
Northeast X X X
Southeast X X X
North Central X X X
South Central X X X
Northwest X X X
Southwest X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
Models-
RTMA
Northeast X X X X
Southeast X X X X
North Central X X X X
South Central X X X X
Northwest X X X X
Southwest X X X X

East/West CONUS 2-M Dew Point Temperature (deg C)
East
CONUS
West
CONUS
NAM X X
CONUSNEST X X
RTMA X X
Obs X X
Models,Obs X X
Models,RTMA X X
Models-
RTMA
X X

Regional 2-m Dew Point Temperatures - Loops
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
Northeast X X X
Southeast X X X
North Central X X X
South Central X X X
Northwest X X X
Southwest X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
Models-
RTMA
Northeast X X X X
Southeast X X X X
North Central X X X X
South Central X X X X
Northwest X X X X
Southwest X X X X

Regional Precipitation Type vs Observed Weather - Loops
NAM CONUSNEST
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Obs Models,
Obs
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Regional Percent of Frozen Precipitation vs Observed Weather - Loops
NAM CONUSNEST
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Obs Models,
Obs
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Regional Rime Factor vs Observed Weather - Loops
NAM CONUSNEST
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Obs Models,
Obs
Northeast X X
Southeast X X
North Central X X
South Central X X
Northwest X X
Southwest X X

Best CAPE (J/kg)
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
RAOBS X
RAOBS,Models X

Best CIN (J/kg)
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
RAOBS X
RAOBS,Models X

Best Lifted Index (deg C)
CONUS
NAM X
CONUSNEST X
NDAS X
Models,NDAS X
RAOBS X
RAOBS,Models X

Regional 10m Winds - Loops
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
Northeast X X X
Southeast X X X
North Central X X X
South Central X X X
Northwest X X X
Southwest X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
Northeast X X X
Southeast X X X
North Central X X X
South Central X X X
Northwest X X X
Southwest X X X

New England 10-M Wind (kt), 2-M Temp
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
2-m Temp X X X
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
2-m Temp X X X
10-m Wind X X X

Chesapeake Bay 10-M Wind (kt)
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
10-m Wind X X X

Central California 10-M Wind (kt)
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
10-m Wind X X X

Great Salt Lake 10-M Wind (kt)
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
10-m Wind X X X

Pacific Northwest 10-M Wind (kt)
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
10-m Wind X X X

Lake Erie/Ontario 10-M Wind (kt)
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
10-m Wind X X X

Lake Michigan 10-M Wind (kt)
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
10-m Wind X X X

Lake Superior 10-M Wind (kt)
NAM CONUSNEST RTMA
10-m Wind X X X

Obs Models,
RTMA
Models,
Obs
10-m Wind X X X