Unified Terrain in the National Blend of Models

Unified Terrain in the National Blend of Models
eric.metzger 2018-10-16 04:41:25

For the operational forecaster, this lesson is not useful. While URMA/RTMA and the changes to it are very useful for areas with rapid terrain difference in their CWA, this system gets in the way in areas terrain changes are not significant or don't have shore lines. Explanation of this topic is not good and is very confusing and makes the subject matter very difficult to understand let alone get buy in from the individual reading it.
2018-09-12 12:29:17

It was interesting but at times it seemed a little dry but that may just be a result of the subject matter. Thanks for presenting, it opened my eyes to a subject I really don't encounter in my daily forecasting duties.
shaggy073077 2018-09-01 08:38:08

campbem1 2018-08-24 12:52:25

A timely and informative lesson since there appears to be a concerted effort to provide/improve on the "first guess" forecast capability. The unified terrain methods are definitely a step in the right direction. Would be interested to see how representative the unified terrain in the NBM would be in the arctic regions such as Fairbanks AK where some terrain peaks are above a very shallow radiation inversion. The temperatures above that inversion are quite a bit warmer than those experienced at the lower elevations. Great lesson!