# Content of the Meteograms

These are real time meteograms produced by the **20km RUC Model**.
Here is a sample set of meteograms for Kansas City, Missouri (724460) for the
period beginning at 18Z on 6 May 2002 (cycle indicated in upper right) and ending at 06Z on 7 May.

### VARIABLES FOUND ON THE METEOGRAM PLOTS:

**TRACE 1 LEFT: **
** TMPF, DWPF** - Temperature (red), Dew Point (green): 2-meter values in degrees F

**TRACE 2 LEFT: **
**P01M, C01M** - Precipitation (solid orange), Convective Precip (dashed blue): hourly accumulations in inches and

** BRBK,WSYM** - 10-meter Wind (knots), Precipitation Type
** TRACE 3 LEFT: **
**VSBK, CDBP** - Horizontal visibility (red, left axis): in MILES, calculated from the Stoelinga-Warner algorithm and
Cloud base pressure (purple, right axis) in mb

** TRACE 4 LEFT: **
**CAPE ** - Convective Available Potential Energy in J/kg, computed in GEMPAK using forecast soundings from the model

** TRACE 1 RIGHT: **
**CAPE ** - Low (solid green), mid (dashed blue), and high (dotted purple) cloud fractions in per cent

**TRACE 2 RIGHT: **
**PMSL, HLCY** - Sea Level Pressure in mb (orange, left axis) and Helicity (aqua, right axis): in m**2/s**2, using storm motion based upon the Bunkers Dynamic Method

**TRACE 3 RIGHT: **
**WIND SPEED ** at 850 MB (green), 700 MB (gold), and 500 MB (pink) in knots

** TRACE 4 RIGHT: **
**CINS ** - Convective Inhibition in J/kg, computed in GEMPAK using forecast soundings from the model

These meteograms are produced from hourly forecast files that have been
converted from BUFR into GEMPAK. This product is experimental and is for evaluation only. The forecasts are for the nearest model grid point to the station. More information on the RUC model can be found here .