NCEP National Stage II Analyses

What is NCEP Stage II analysis?
National multi-sensor hourly precipitation analysis, based on hourly radar precipitation estimates from the ~140 WSR-88D radars over CONUS, and the ~3,000 automated gauge reports transmitted via the GOES Data Collection Platform. Produced at NCEP at ~35 minutes after the top of the hour, and again at T+6h and T+18h.

Main Developers:
EMC: Mike Baldwin, Ken Mitchell, Ying Lin
CPC: Sid Katz
OHD: D.J. Seo, Paul Tilles, Ben Weiger, Brian Jackson

Funding:
Much of the development of the NCEP Stage II and related producted has been sponsored by the GEWEX Americas Prediction Project (GAPP, formerly know as GCIP)

History:

References

Images (left panel is Stage II):

Where to get NCEP Stage II:

Log of problem hours (since 1 Aug 2001)

Questions and Answers

Links to NCEP Stage IV and other precipitation products

emc.external.helpdesk@noaa.gov

NCEP/EMC Mesoscale Modeling Branch

GAPP/GCIP Project at NCEP/EMC