GRIB Model

NAM Hawaii - North American Mesoscale Forecast System

Provider:National Centers for Environmental Prediction, NOAA (USA)
Model scope:Pacific
Update frequency:every 6 hours
Resolution:1.3nm, 2.5km
Model duration:31 forecasts starting at 0 hr, ending at 2 days 12 hrs
Parameters:pressure, wind, wind gust, rain, cloud, temperature, humidity, convection, simulated radar
GRIB model date:Mon Dec 11 18:00:00 2017 UTC
Download date:Mon Dec 11 20:35:02 2017 UTC
Download delay:2hr 35min


NAM Hawaii is a high resolution nest, that runs within the larger NAM suite of models. NAM is a mesoscale model, which means that the numerical analysis is able to model land, and other features, at a higher resolution than in a global model, leading to improved forecast accuracy.

When looking at this model and comparing it to a global model such as GFS, you will notice that the NAM Alaska model accounts for the land features in the islands much better than the lower resolution models.

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