RAPv5/HRRRv4 OFFICIAL EVALUATION

This webpage includes relevant links to the official evaluation of the
RAPv5/HRRRv4 organized by the NCEP/EMC Model Evaluation Group (MEG).
*Please check back regularly for updates*
Last update: Friday 20 December 2019


TIMELINE

Evaluation Period
(Start - End)
Recommendations
from Field Due
NCEP Director
Briefing
Code Handoff
to NCO
IT Test Period
(Start - End)
Implementation
Date
10/15/19 - 12/13/19 12/17/19 12/20/19 1/3/20 ~4/21/20 - 5/20/20 ~6/2/20

SUMMARY

MEG Evaluation of RAPv5/HRRRv4 - Presented by Geoff Manikin, Logan Dawson, and Shannon Shields (12/12/19 MEG Meeting)
NCEP/EMC Change Configuration Board Presentation - Presented by Geoff Manikin (12/18/19 CCB Meeting)
NOAA/NWS Field Evaluation of RAPv5/HRRRv4 - Presented by Logan Dawson (12/19/19 MEG Meeting)
NCEP Director's Briefing for RAPv5/HRRRv4 - Presented by Geoff Manikin (12/20/19 OD Briefing)
***NCEP OD Decision: APPROVED***

INFORMATION

Introduction to RAPv5/HRRRv4 Evaluation - Presented by Geoff Manikin and Curtis Alexander (10/10/19 MEG Meeting)
Initial Findings from the RAPv5/HRRRv4 Evaluation - Presented by Shannon Shields (10/31/19 MEG Meeting)
Preliminary RAPv5 Statistics and a Recent HRRRv4 Success - Presented by Logan Dawson (10/31/19 MEG Meeting)
An Update on the RAPv5/HRRRv4 Evaluation - Presented by Geoff Manikin (11/21/19 MEG Meeting)
Cloud Cover & Visibility Findings from the RAPv5/HRRRv4 Evaluation - Presented by Shannon Shields (11/21/19 MEG Meeting)
An Update on the RAPv5/HRRRv4 Evaluation - Presented by Geoff Manikin (12/5/19 MEG Meeting)

DATA

RAPv5 Data - Available via FTP
HRRRv4 Data - Available via FTP

RAPv5 Data - Available on Para NOMADS
HRRRv4 Data - Available on Para NOMADS

REAL-TIME GRAPHICS

RAPv5/HRRRv4 Forecast Graphics - Maintained by Alicia Bentley

RETROSPECTIVE GRAPHICS

RAPv5/HRRRv4 Retrospective Graphics - Maintained by Logan Dawson

VERIFICATION

Verification Statistics from RAPv5/HRRRv4 Real-time Parallel - Compiled by ESRL/GSD
Verification Statistics from RAPv5/HRRRv4 CONUS Retrospectives - Compiled by ESRL/GSD
Verification Statistics from HRRRv4 Alaska Retrospectives - Compiled by ESRL/GSD

NCEP/EMC Model Evaluation Group (MEG) - Maintained by NCEP/EMC MEG
NCEP/EMC MEG Past Presentations - Available to NOAA email addresses only


RAPID REFRESH (RAP)/HIGH-RESOLUTION RAPID REFRESH (HRRR)

The Rapid Refresh (RAP) is the continental-scale, hourly-updating, data assimilation and numerical modeling system run operational at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). North American RAP forecasts are complemented by hourly-updating forecasts from the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, which are higher resolution and cover smaller geographic domains (CONUS and Alaska).