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Computer Model Guidance

...and time conversion


Index

- Model Run Times / Intervals
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GMT to Eastern Time

...Model Data / Time Conversions...
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0z Runs
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6z Runs
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12z Runs
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18z Runs

- Model Links


Model Run Times / Intervals

Model 0z Run 6z Run 12z Run 18z Run
  Update Interval Update Interval Update Interval Update Interval
ETA

Out to 84 hrs

3 hr

Out to 48 hrs

3 hr

Out to 84 hrs

3 hr

Out to 48 hrs

3 hrs
ETAXX Out to 168 hrs 12 hr

No Updates

Out to 12 hrs 12 hr

No Updates

AVN Out to 126 hrs 6 hr Out to 84 hrs 6 hr Out to 126 hrs 6 hr Out to 84 hrs 6 hr
NGM Out to 48 hrs 6 hr

No Updates

Out to 48 hrs 6 hr

No Updates

MRF Out to 384 hrs 12 hr No Updates
RUC

The RUC is run 1 to 3 hrs with an interval of 1 to 3 hrs, depending on vendor

ECMWF

No Updates

Out to 240 hrs 24 hr

No Updates

GEM Out to 48 hrs 12 hr

No Updates

Out to 48 hrs 24 hr

No Updates

GLB SEF Out to 240 hrs 12/24 hr

No Updates

Out to 72 hrs 12 hr

No Updates

UKMET Out to 144 hrs 6/12 hr

No Updates

Out to 144 hrs 6/12 hr

No Updates

NOGAPS Out to 144 hrs 12 hr No Updates Out to 144 hrs 12 hr No Updates

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GMT to Eastern Time

GMT Time EST Time EDT Time
00:00 19:00 20:00
01:00 20:00 21:00
02:00 21:00 22:00
03:00 22:00 23:00
04:00 23:00 00:00
05:00 00:00 01:00
06:00 01:00 02:00
07:00 02:00 03:00
08:00 03:00 04:00
09:00 04:00 05:00
10:00 05:00 06:00
11:00 06:00 07:00
12:00 07:00 08:00
13:00 08:00 09:00
14:00 09:00 10:00
15:00 10:00 11:00
16:00 11:00 12:00
17:00 12:00 13:00
18:00 13:00 14:00
19:00 14:00 15:00
20:00 15:00 16:00
21:00 16:00 17:00
22:00 17:00 18:00
23:00 18:00 19:00

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Model Data / Time Conversion
(organized by EST)

- 0z Runs
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6z Runs
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12z Runs
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18z Runs

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0z Runs

0z runs initalized at 7pm EST and are generally available after 10pm EST.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
00h (Analysis): 7pm 06h: 1am 30h: 1am 54h: 1am 78h: 1am 102h: 1am 132h: 7am 156h: 7am 180h: 7am
03h: 10pm 09h: 4am 33h: 4am 57h: 4am 81h: 4am 108h: 7am 144h: 7pm 168h: 7pm 192h: 7pm
  12h: 7am 36h: 7am 60h: 7am 84h: 7am 114h: 1pm      
  15h: 10am 39h: 10am 63h: 10am 90h: 1pm 120h: 7pm      
  18h: 1pm 42h: 1pm 66h: 1pm 96h: 7pm        
  21h: 4pm 45h: 4pm 69h: 4pm          
  24h: 7pm 48h: 7pm 72h: 7pm          
  27h: 10pm 51h: 10pm 75h: 10pm          
Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17  
204h: 7am 228h: 7am 252h: 7am 276h: 7am 300h: 7am 324h: 7am 348h: 7am 372h: 7am  
216h: 7pm 240h: 7pm 264h: 7pm 288h: 7pm 312h: 7pm 336h: 7pm 360h: 7pm 384h: 7pm  

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6z Runs

6z runs initalized at 1am EST and are generally available after 4am EST.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
00h (Analysis): 1am 24h: 1am 48h: 1am 78h: 1am
03h: 4am 27h: 4am 54h: 7am 84h: 4am
06h: 7am 30h: 7am 60h: 10am 84h: 7am
09h: 10am 33h: 10am 63h: 1pm  
12h: 1pm 36h: 1pm 66h: 4pm  
15h: 4pm 39h: 4pm 69h: 7pm  
18h: 7pm 42h: 7pm 72h: 10pm  
21h: 10pm 45h: 10pm    

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12z Runs

12z runs initalized at 7am EST and are generally available after 10am EST.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
00h (Analysis): 7am 18h: 1am 42h: 1am 66h: 1am 90h: 1am 114h: 1am 144h: 7am 168h: 7am 192h: 7am
03h: 10am 21h: 4am 45h: 4am 69h: 4am 96h: 7am 120h: 7am      
06h: 1pm 24h: 7am 48h: 7am 72h: 7am 102h: 1pm 126h: 1pm      
09h: 4pm 27h: 10am 51h: 10am 75h: 10am 108h: 7pm        
12h: 7pm 30h: 1pm 54h: 1pm 78h: 1pm          
15h: 10pm 33h: 4pm 57h: 4pm 81h: 4pm          
  36h: 7pm 60h: 7pm 84h: 7pm          
  39h: 10pm 63h: 10pm            
Day 10 Day 11              
216h: 7am 240h: 7am              

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18z Runs

18z runs initalized at 1pm EST and are generally available after 4pm EST.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
00h (Analysis): 1pm 12h: 1am 36h: 1am 66h: 4am
03h: 4pm 15h: 4am 39h: 4am 72h: 10am
06h: 7pm 18h: 7am 42h: 7am 78h: 4pm
09h: 10pm 21h: 10am 45h: 10am 84h: 10pm
  24h: 1pm 48h: 1pm  
  27h: 4pm 54h: 5pm  
  30h: 7pm 60h: 11pm  
  33h: 10pm    

Model Links (Mainly for the Philadelphia area)
The list above and below do not include all models.

GRAPHICAL/MAPS OUTPUT: SUITES

- DuPage College Numerical Models Page
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NCEP Model Suite
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Numerical Forecast Maps: Univeristy of Wyoming
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Plymouth State College Weather Center: Make Your Own Model
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UM Weather Computer Model Forecasts
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University of Wisconsin Computer Models

GRAPHICAL/MAPS OUTPUT: INDIVIDUAL MODELS

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AVN Precipitation Type Forecast: Penn State University
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AVN T-170 Forecast Maps
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Canadian GEM Short Range
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Canadian Suite / GLB SEF Medium Range
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Canadian SEF Medium Range
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COAMPS Regional
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ETA Precipitation Type Forecast: Penn State University
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ETAxx: National Weather Service, Pontiac, MI
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MRF and ECMWF Model Site: Texas A&M
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Navy NOGAPS
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MM5 Severe Focus Model: National Severe Storms Laboratory
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NWS CTP/PSU MM5 Output
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SUNY Stony Brook MM5
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UKMET Model Data: National Weather Service, Binghamton, NY
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Unisys Weather 10day MRF SL Pres-500mb Height Plot
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Unisys Weather 10day MRF SL Pres-Precip Plot
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RUC Models

ENSEMBLES/GRAPHICAL PREDICTABILITY MAPS

- FNMOC Ensemble Forecast System
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NCEP Ensemble MRF MOS Graphics PSU
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Relative Measure of Predictability

TEXTUAL OUTPUT/MOS

- AVN FAN
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AVN MAV
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Ensemble MOS
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MRF FWR
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MRF MEX
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NGM FWC

METEOGRAMS/SKEW-T'S

- 0Z AVN
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12Z AVN
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NWS CTP MM5 Meteograms/Skew-T's
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0z MRF
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18z AVN
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6z AVN
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ETA Northeast

DISCUSSIONS/ANALYSIS

- Joe Bastardi's Column/Videos
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WxRisk.com Products
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Larry Cosgrove's "WeatherAmerica"
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Gary Gray's MillenniumWeather.com

MODEL STATUS/UPDATES/OTHER SITES

- Current Status of NCEP Model Production
-
NCEP Operational Status Message


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