NCEP HiResWindow Forecast Page

The NCEP High-Resolution Window Forecast System (HIRESW) consists of daily runs of the WRF versions of the non-hydrostatic, hybrid vertical coordinate mesoscale model (NMM) and the NCAR Advanced Research WRF (ARW) at ~5 km resolution. All runs except the Alaska domain use the NAM for initial and boundary conditions. The Alaska run uses the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) for initial/boundary conditions. Currently, six nested domains are being run, three large domains (East/Central U.S., West/Central U.S., Alaska) and three small domains (Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam). This is the current schedule:

0000Z : East/Central U.S., Hawaii, Guam

0600Z : West/Central U.S., Puerto Rico

1200Z : East/Central U.S., Hawaii, Guam

1800Z : Alaska, Puerto Rico

Click here for a display of the areal coverage of each regional HIRESW domain (except Guam) and here for Guam and Hawaii

Modifications to the HiResWindow runs are described in the EMC Mesoscale Branch's documentation of model changes.

IMPORTANT NOTE : As of 9/19/2013, preemption of the HIRESW run by the NCEP hurricane model runs has been suspended for the remainder of the 2013 hurricane season. Preemption will be reinitiated after the 2014Q2 HIRESW upgrade is implemented.

Link to the Alaska HiResWindow log for the status of the Alaska HIRESW runs.

Link to the Eastern CONUS HiResWindow log for the status of the Eastern CONUS HIRESW runs.

Link to the Guam HiResWindow log for the status of the Guam HIRESW runs.

Link to the Hawaii HiResWindow log for the status of the Hawaii HIRESW runs.

Link to the Puerto Rico HiResWindow log for the status of the Puerto Rico HIRESW runs.

Link to the Western CONUS HiResWindow log for the status of the Western CONUS HIRESW runs.

HIRESW Graphics:

East/Central U.S.; cycle = 2014041900

West/Central U.S.; cycle = 2014041806

Alaska; cycle = 2014041818

Hawaii; cycle = 2014041900

Puerto Rico; cycle = 2014041818

Guam ; cycle = 2014041900

DISCLAIMER : This web page is not "operational" and therefore not subject to 24-h monitoring by NCEP's Central Operations staff.

For more info on the HIRESW runs, email Eric Rogers at eric.rogers@noaa.gov or Geoff DiMego at geoff.dimego@noaa.gov

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