Basic Description

5.0km WRF-ARW, run every 12 hours out to 48 hours,
using NAM initial conditions and boundary conditions.

1.0km WRF-ARW,  run every 12 hours out to 24 hours,
as a decision support domain when necessary. Uses
NAM initial conditions and boundary conditions.


Domain Topograghy

Model Availability
0000 UTC 5.0km: 2030 LST 1.0km: 1000 LST
1200 UTC 5.0km: 0830 LST 1.0km: 2200 LST
Computational Domain
WRF Core Advanced Research WRF  (ARW)
Number of Domains 1
Grid Dimensions 150 x 160 /  100 x 100
Grid Spacing 5.0km / 1.0km
Map Projection lambert-conformal
Center Lat./Lon. 5.0km: 34.5, -106.1 1.0km: Variable for DSS
Time Step

5.0km: 3 hours, 1.0km: 1 hour

Vertical Levels 45
Pressure at Model’s Top 50 hPa
5km Dynamics Configuration
Model Dynamics Non-hydrostatic
Time Integration Runge-Kutta, 3rd Order
Turbulence and Mixing Evaluates Mixing terms in Coordinate Space
Eddy Coefficient Horizontal Smagorinsky, 1st Order
Upper level Damping On , W-Rayleigh relaxation layer
Vertical Velocity Damping On
5km Physics Configuration
Cumulus Scheme Off
Cumulus Time Step 0
Microphysics Scheme New Thompson Graupel
Boundary Layer Scheme Yonsei
Boundary Layer Time Step 0 min, every timestep
Land-Surface Scheme Noah Land Surface Model
Number of Soil Layers 4
Source of Landuse and Soil Data Standard Initialization (SI)
Surface Layer Scheme Monin-Obukhov (Janjic Eta) Scheme
Longwave Radiation Rapid Radiative Transfer Model MCICA (RRTMG)
Short Wave Radiation Dudhia
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