Explanation of Short-Range Guidance and Development
The mission of the short-range development team is to develop
automated techniques for predicting weather elements 6 to 84 hours in advance. The weather elements include temperature, precipitation,
thunderstorms, wind, clouds, ceiling height, visibility, obstruction
to vision, sunshine, and snowfall.
Current Operational Products: text messages, graphics, GRIB and BUFR links
Explanations of the Current Products:
GFS-Based MOS is currently available for projections of 6 through 84 hours in advance, for
about 1580 sites in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
is currently available for projections of 6 through 84 hours in advance, for about 1680 sites in the continental United States.
NGM-Based MOS is available for over 600 sites in the
contiguous U.S. and Alaska for forecast projections from 6 to 60 hours.
Documentation and References:
Research and Development Activities - Future Products: