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Meteorological Development Laboratory

MOS Guidance Resources

MDL is now producing short- and extended-range GFS-based MOS guidance for over 1500 sites in the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

CAFTI Briefings for new MOS guidance
Schedule of Upcoming Additions to the MOS Messages

Current Operational Products

Explanations of the MOS Products:

The Short-range GFS-Based MAV MOS Guidance is available every 3 hours for projections from 6 through 72 hours in advance for temperature, dew-point temperature, max/min temperature, wind speed and direction, cloud amount and ceiling height, visibility and obstruction to visibility, probability of thunderstorms, probability of precipitation, and precipitation type. The Extended-range GFS-Based MEX MOS Guidance is available for projections of 24 through 192 hours in advance for temperature, dew-point, max/min temperature, PoP and QPF, cloud cover and precipitaiton type.

Research and Development Activities - Future Products:

  • Binary Forecast Products (BUFR)
  • Gridded Forecast Products (GRIB)
  • Additional Forecast Elements
  • Test Results

Documentation and References:

Last Updated March 15, 2004

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Meteorological Development Laboratory
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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