Local WRF Forecasts
Forcast Map  

The Valparaiso Meteorology program runs a local version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for the greater Chicagoland region. The simulations are run twice a day at 04 and 16 UTC (11 am and 11 pm CDT or 10 am and 10 pm CST) and use the Global Forecast System 00 and 12 UTC runs as the intial and boundary conditions. Students at Valpo gain experience through using this model in coursework such as Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and forecasting classes that utilize multiple NWP systems.


Last updated 18 June 2012 by Kevin Goebbert.