Convection-allowing Models (CAMs): Winter Applications

Convection-allowing Models (CAMs): Winter Applications
  • List which NWP models allow convection.
  • Explain why we need convection-allowing models (CAMs) at high resolution.
  • List and describe winter weather weather phenomena that benefit from CAM forecasts.
  • Compare guidance from CAMs to observations to identify advantages and limitations of CAM output for winter weather guidance.
  • Use radar, surface, and satellite observations to validate and/or adjust CAM guidance.
  • Use CAM products to determine possible impacts from winter weather (including precipitation type, precipitation amount, and blizzard conditions).
  • Update existing forecasts using guidance from CAMs.