GRIB Model


RAP - Rapid Refresh

Provider:National Centers for Environmental Prediction, NOAA (USA)
Model scope:North America
Update frequency:every hour
Resolution:0.117°, 7.0nm, 13.0km
Model duration:21 forecasts starting at 1 hr, ending at 21 hrs
Parameters:pressure, wind, wind gust, rain, cloud, temperature, humidity, dew point, convection, vorticity, vertical velocity, simulated radar, precipitable water, visibility, 0C isotherm, 250 mb, 500 mb, 850 mb
GRIB model date:Fri Nov 22 15:00:00 2019 UTC
Download date:Fri Nov 22 16:10:57 2019 UTC
Download delay:1hr 10min

Note: the Download delay is the amount of time required for the GRIB model to compute its forecast and then for the LuckGrib cluster to download the data and make it available. The LuckGrib delay is generally less than 10 minutes, the remainder of the delay is the model compute time.

Description

RAP is a weather model NOAA runs hourly, producing short term forecasts. There are several RAP domains.

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.

For additional information, see:

Global Models

North America

Pacific

Caribbean

Europe

OpenWRF - Europe

Server Status

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