The prediction has a temporal horizon of 72 hours with an horizontal spatial resolution of 9 km and hourly outputs. The model used is the Weather Research and Forecasting version 4.5 (WRFv4.5); a new generation non-hydrostatic mesoscale numerical prediction model designed for scientific and meteorological prediction purposes. WRF is appropiate for applications in scales from tens of kilometers to tens of meters. It is a collaborative effort between the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), among others.
The prediction uses analysis provided by the web distribution system NOMADS, coordinated by National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of the US. The analysis have a spatial resolution of 0.5 degrees (approximately 50km in our latitudes) and temporal of 3 hours. The model WRF carries out a space-temporal dinamical downscaling of the data, based on physical models to reach the final resolution.
In the maps and graphics, UTC time is used. To obtain the corresponding local time:
José Antonio Ruiz Arias: jarariasujaen.es
David Pozo Vázquez: dpozoujaen.es
We want to express our most sincere gratitude to National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US for giving public access to the data needed for the analysis, without which the prediction wouldn't be possible.