Dr. Stephen Masters Consulting, LLC


NCEP Data and Modeling Plots

NEWS!! We have just updated the GEFS-WRF Ensembles. In addition to NCEP's recent update of the GEFS, we have updated the WRF version to 3.7.1 and written new scripts to run the jobs across multiple compute servers. See our updated WRF Ensemble page for more information. The plots and data you see here are produced by Dr. Stephen Masters Consulting, LLC and are freely available. We ask that you give credit to us if you use these data. We can create custom plots from the NCEP models or data. Contact Steve for more information. Soon, the address of this page will be changing to http://wxmaps.drsmconsulting.com.

Credits: NCEP GFS, NAM, and RAP data from the National Center for Envoromental Prediction. The surface maps are created with Digital Atmosphere from Weather Graphics Technologies. The forecast model maps were created using the Grid Analysis and Display System software.

Disclaimer: These charts are provided "as-is" with no guarantee of availability. Always check the dates on the charts to make sure you are viewing the latest available data. Please do not use these for commercial purposes without permission of the author.


Quick links: Home Weather Station     Current Analyses     NAM     GFS     WRF      WRF and GFS Ensembles (updated)    

Weather at home

Current weather from my Davis weather station in the back of my house. This is updated every 15 minutes starting at :04.


Current Observed and RAP Analyses

The "observed data" is updated at :45; the RAP analyses plots are updated at around :57, so each will generally be about an hour old. Always check the date and time of the plots carefully. You may need to "reload" the image in your browser to get the most current picture.

Data Source U.S. Florida OK/TX/KS/MO VA/WV/DC Other Regions
Data Plots
Observed data
Rapid Refresh Surface Analysis MSL Pressure
Temp/Dew Pt
Winds
Lifted Index
500 mb hts/temp
700 mb hts/temp
MSL Pressure
Temp/Dew Pt
Winds
Lifted Index
500 mb hts/temp
700 mb hts/temp
MSL Pressure
Temp/Dew Pt
Winds
Lifted Index
500 mb hts/temp
700 mb hts/temp
MSL Pressure
Temp/Dew Pt
Winds
Lifted Index
500 mb hts/temp
700 mb hts/temp
Alaska
Southwestern US
Indiana region
North Carolina region
RUC Local upper air winds and soundings Melbourne, FL Wichita Falls, TX


Global Weather

NCEP Sea Surface Temperature Analysis:     
Gulf of Mexico      FL East Coast      Entire World      North Atlantic Ocean      Eastern Pacific      Northeast Pecific (Alaska/Canada)      Galapagos Islands      Norway      Mediterranean Sea
Sea ice coverage      North Polar region
Tropical winds      Pacific tropical winds      Atlantic tropical winds
Global temperatures and jet streams      500 hPa jets      200 hPa jets      Surface temperatures
Northern hemisphere      500 hPa heights/temps      500 hPa heights/temps
"Esoteric plots:" 80W latitude/pressure section      zonal wind

Operational WRF Products

I am running custom WRF configurations over several domains both inside and outside the United States. You can view the output from all of the jobs at the WRF page. Also check out the verification page that accompanies the Florida runs.


NAM Forecast

Forecasts from the NCEP NAM model. These plots are updated at around 1200 EDT (12Z cycle), 1700 EDT (18Z cycle), and 0600 EDT (06Z cycle). Clicking on a column or row header will get all of the plots in that column/row.
  00-hr fcst 06-hr fcst 12-hr fcst 18-hr fcst 24-hr fcst 30-hr fcst 36-hr fcst 42-hr fcst 48-hr fcst
500 mb ht/vort
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SLP, clouds, 2 m temp
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10 m winds, precip
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24-hour temperature change
US 00-24 hr change
US 12-36 hr change
US 24-48 hr change
Local winds, sounding
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Extended NAM Forecast (0000 and 1200 runs only)

Extended NAM forecast for the 54-84 hour forecast period. These charts are only created for the 0000 and 1200 forecast cycles and are available at about 1230 EDT (1730 UTC).
  54-hr fcst 60-hr fcst 66-hr fcst 72-hr fcst 78-hr fcst 84-hr fcst
500 mb ht/vort
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SLP, clouds, 2 m temp
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10 m winds, precip
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24-hour temperature change
US 36-60 hr change
US 48-72 hr change
US 60-84 hr change
Local winds, sounding
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GFS Forecasts

Forecasts from the latest Global Forecast System run. Forecast plots are created every six hours of forecasts out to 240 hours.
North America Florida/Atlantic Europe
SLP/Precip
SLP/Precip
SLP/Precip
2m Temp
KMLB Sounding
2m Temp
10m wind
Wave fcst:     Atlantic   E Pacific  
10 m wind
500 hPa
Atlantic Ocean winds    Caribbean Sea winds
500 hPa
Chicago, IL
Fairbanks, AK
Colorado Springs, FL
Pasadena, CA
Lafayette, IN
Seattle, WA
Boston, MA
Tuscon, AZ
Greenbelt, MD
Kansas City, MO
Boulder, CO
Washington, DC
Lake Adger, NC
Scottsville, VA
Melbourne, FL
Port Cananveral, FL
Aruba
Bonaire
Grand Turk
Barcelona, Spain
Marseilles, France
Nice, France
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
Valletta, Malta
Mykonos, Greece
Athens, Greece
Ephesus, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey


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