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Note: The mesoscale prognostics depicted on these pages are experimental and may not be  available at all times. The accuracy or reliability of the data is not guaranteed nor warranted in any way. The data is provided as is and should not be used as the sole resource for decision making. Mesoscale forecast guidance is best interpreted by a professional meteorologist who is familiar with the particular modeling system, including any model biases. This version of the WRF model is greatly influenced by the NCEP Global Forecast System model which provides the boundary conditions.

Model overview: This version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model utilizes the WRF Environmental Modeling System (EMS). The specific model core used is the Advanced Research WRF (ARW) developed by NCAR.

The current configuration is on an 99 by 108 grid with 35 vertical levels and runs at an 9-km resolution. When available, the WRF will be run 4 times a day at 00, 06, 12, and 18 UTC. The model does not start until about 35 minutes past the start time in order to acquire initial and boundary conditions. The model run and post-processing require about 3.5 hours to complete. Therefore model output should be available within 4 hours after the initial time. Forecasts are generated out to 27 hours.

This version of the WRF-ARW uses the Local Analysis and Prediction System (LAPS) to initialize the model (hot start). LAPS generates analyses that combine in situ and remote data sets to depict the current state of the atmosphere.

If you have questions about local modeling efforts at NWS Miami contact please contact our Science and Operations Officer (SOO) Pablo Santos

Below are links to local WRF runs at other NWS offices in Florida:
Key West, FL Local Meso Model
Melbourne, FL Local Meso Model is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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