Our model serving website weather.utah.edu has returned from the dead. It was actually back early last week, but I've made a number of changes and additions since then that should be of interest for do-it-yourself forecasters:
- I've retired the old 40-km NAM grid and replaced it with a full product suite from the 12-km NAM grid, which is as close as you can get to the native NAM output.
- I've increased the number of products available from the GFS, NAM-12km, and NAM-4km (a high resolution nest embedded in the 12-km NAM), including four panels, soundings, and time-height sections for the Great Lakes region. Why the Great Lakes? We're doing a field program there this winter. Tug Hill skiers and snowmobilers should be pleased! Wasatch skiers will still find soundings and time-height sections for Alta. These often arrive later than the other plots.
I'm hoping to replace the current sounding and time-height section plots with higher vertical resolution versions in the coming months. I've had this on the to do list for many years, but just haven't gotten around to it.
As usual, comments and suggestions appreciated. Our crack team of customer service agents awaits your call.