HRRR Model to Capture Mesoscale Features as a Operational National Weather Service model

The HRRR model, High Resolution Rapid Refresh model is moving from experimental to operational status at the National Weather Service.  It will incorporate Dual Pol radar data and grid points down to 3km/2mi to attempt to simulate features for thunderstorms on the mesoscale level.  The experimental stage of model development has been going on since 2003.  Even with the higher resolution, the models will still have limitations due to data and it will be the operational forecaster’s judgement on just how much to use it.


About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: His views are his own and not of his employer.
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