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Plot of the USA, from a high resolution, 3 km, forecast over the CONUS on July 1, 2019

Short-Range Weather Application (SRW) 2.0.0 Released

UFS Short-Range Weather Application 2.0.0

Release Date: 06/23/2022

EPIC and the UFS community are proud to announce the public release (version 2.0.0) of the UFS Short-Range Weather Application. This newly updated weather application is designed for short range (up to two days) regional forecasts located anywhere on the globe. It contains the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) v6.0.0, version 10.1.0 of the Unified Post Processor (UPP) and version 3.0.0 of the UFS Weather Model. Documentation has been significantly enhanced and numerous test cases with all associated data files are now available to the public. The application is highly portable and detailed instructions describe how to build and run on a wide variety of platforms, including Ubuntu Linux and MacOS.

The SRW release working group, which includes members from the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), NOAA labs and programsnotably the Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) and Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC), and NCAR, deployed the v2.0.0 release, and it includes a prognostic atmospheric model, pre- and post-processing, and a community workflow for running the system end-to-end. These components are documented within this User’s Guide and supported through a community forum on github. New and improved capabilities for this release include the addition of a verification package (METplus) for both deterministic and ensemble simulations and support for four stochastically perturbed perturbation schemes. Future work will expand the capabilities of the application to include data assimilation (DA) and a forecast restart/cycling capability.

Featured Image (Top): Sample plot from the release version of the SRW application made from test cases – this example is from a high resolution (3km) forecast over the CONUS on July 1, 2019 and shows how the updraft helicity and reflectivity coincide

High resolution (3km) plot of USA, forecast over the CONUS on July 1, 2019.
Sample plot from the release version of the SRW application made from test cases - this example is from a high resolution (3km) forecast over the CONUS on July 1, 2019 and shows wind barbs

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