Precipitation URMA

UnRestricted Mesoscale Analysis

6-hourly multi-sensor precipitation estimates received from the 12 ConUS River Forecast Centers are mosaicked into a national product (the NCEP Stage IV) and remapped to the ConUS and Northwest NDFD grids.

Operational implementation: 28 Jan 2014. Availale on the NWS SBN (see WMO header info below).

On NCEP FTP: ftp.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/urma/prod/
On NCEP NOMADS: nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/urma/prod/

On the ConUS grid:
File name: pcpurma_g184.yyyymmddhh.06h
WMO header: LEQA98 KWBR

On the NWRFC grid:
File name: pcpurma_g188.yyyymmddhh.06h
WMO header: LERA98 KWBR


Future upgrade, planned for Q1FY15:

Experimental data: