RTMA/URMA v2.8 OFFICIAL EVALUATION

This webpage includes relevant links to the official evaluation of the
RTMA/URMA v2.8 organized by the NCEP/EMC Model Evaluation Group (MEG).
*Please check back regularly for updates*
Last update: Friday 26 June 2020


TIMELINE

Code
Frozen
Parallel
Runs Begin
Evaluation Period
(Start - End)
Recommendations
from Field Due
NCEP Director
Briefing
Code Handoff
to NCO
IT Test Period
(Start - End)
Implementation
Date
8/15/19 8/29/19 10/23/19-11/22/19 12/3/19 12/10/19 12/20/19 6/17/20 - 7/16/20 23 July 2020

INFORMATION

RTMA/URMA v2.8 Upgrade Overview (PowerPoint) - Presented by NCEP/EMC RTMA/URMA Group (9/4/19)
RTMA/URMA v2.8 Upgrade Overview (Video) - Presented by NCEP/EMC RTMA/URMA Group (9/4/19)
RTMA/URMA v2.8 Upgrade Overview (PowerPoint) - Presented by Steven Levine and Ying Lin (10/24/19 MEG Meeting)
RTMA/URMA v2.8 Stakeholder Meeting (PowerPoint) - Presented by NCEP/EMC RTMA/URMA Group (11/25/19)
RTMA/URMA v2.8 Science Brief (PowerPoint) - Presented by NCEP/EMC RTMA/URMA Group (12/10/19)
RTMA/URMA v2.8 Service Change Notice - National Weather Service Headquarters (4/23/20)

DATA

RTMA v2.8 Data - Available via para-NOMADS
(CONUS RTMA data = rtma2p5 | CONUS RTMA-RU data = rtma2p5_ru)
URMA v2.8 Data - Available via para-NOMADS
Stage IV QPE Data - Available via para-NOMADS

GRAPHICS/OUTPUT

Operational RTMA/URMA Viewer - Maintained by Matthew Morris
Parallel RTMA/URMA Viewer - Maintained by Matthew Morris
Veritas NBM Viewer - Maintained by MDL (NOAA login required)
Weather Archive and Visualization Environment (WAVE) Viewer - Maintained by GSD (NOAA login required)
Operational/Parallel RTMA/URMA Verification - Maintained by Matthew Morris

FEEDBACK

RTMA/URMA v2.8 Evaluation Form - Maintained by RTMA/URMA Group

VLAB - Intra Forum - Maintained by RTMA/URMA Group (NOAA login required)
VLAB - Outra Forum - Maintained by RTMA/URMA Group

Please email rtma.feedback.vlab@noaa.gov with any feedback on RTMA/URMA that you may have.


Real Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA)/UnRestricted Mesoscale Analysis (URMA)

The Real Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) and the UnRestricted Mesoscale Analysis (URMA) provide hourly 2D analyses of near-surface variables and precipitation for CONUS, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Guam. RTMA products are distributed in support of applications toward situational awareness, and the URMA plays a critical role in NOAA’s National Blend of Models project via calibration and verification.