|Provider:||National Centers for Environmental Prediction, NOAA (USA)|
|Model scope:||North America|
|Update frequency:||every hour|
|Resolution:||0.101°, 6.0nm, 11.2km|
|Model duration:||21 forecasts starting at 1 hr, ending at 21 hrs|
|Parameters:||pressure, wind, wind gust, rain, cloud, temperature, humidity, convection, vertical velocity, simulated radar, 250 mb, 500 mb, 850 mb|
|GRIB model date:||Thu Aug 24 07:00:00 2017 UTC|
|Download date:||Thu Aug 24 08:01:24 2017 UTC|
|Download delay:||1hr 01min|
RAP is a weather model NOAA runs hourly, producing short term forecasts. There are several RAP domains.
As can be seen from the image of this models domain, this model covers a large portion of the Alaskan waters, as well as a large portion of the Western seaboard of the North American coast. As this model is updated hourly, it should be very useful for planning day outings as well as watching rapidly changing weather in regions not covered by the HRRR (which is a higher resolution model.)
As RAP is a mesoscale model, it is able to model land and other features at a higher resolution than in a global model, leading to improved forecast accuracy.
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