5. Graphical Outputs

5.1. Forecast Viewer

The forecast plots can be accessed by clicking on the “WRF Jobs” menu option. When the model has finished, an “Open Viewer” button will appear. The button is also available in the pop-up box if you click on a job to see its details. Each available product will be listed in the right-hand menu and can be toggled on/off with the checkmark. Each product also has a transparency slider bar to adjust the field’s transparency. Additionally, there is a Political Boundaries selector at the top of the products list that can be toggled on/off depending on preference. Automation play/pause/advance buttons and slider can be found at the bottom of the map. On the left, a vertical slider bar allows users to select different vertical pressure levels for appropriate products.

Current products available for viewing include:

  • 2-meter Temperature

  • 2-meter Dew Point

  • 10-meter Wind Speed

  • 10-meter Wind (Speed/Direction vectors)

  • Mean Sea Level Pressure

  • 2-m Relative Humidity

  • CAPE

  • CIN

  • Composite Reflectivity

  • Precipitation Accumulation

  • Low-level Cloud Cover

  • Mid-level Cloud Cover

  • High-level Cloud Cover

  • Precipitable Water

  • Temperature on Pressure Levels (1000 hPa, 925 hPa, 850 hPa, 700 hPa, 500 hPa, 300 hPa, 250 hPa, 100 hPa)

  • Relative Humidity on Pressure Levels (1000 hPa, 925 hPa, 850 hPa, 700 hPa, 500 hPa, 300 hPa, 250 hPa, 100 hPa)

  • Vertical Velocity on Pressure Levels (1000 hPa, 925 hPa, 850 hPa, 700 hPa, 500 hPa, 300 hPa, 250 hPa, 100 hPa)

  • Wind Speed on Pressure Levels (1000 hPa, 925 hPa, 850 hPa, 700 hPa, 500 hPa, 300 hPa, 250 hPa, 100 hPa)

  • Wind (Speed/Direction vectors) on Pressure Levels (1000 hPa, 925 hPa, 850 hPa, 700 hPa, 500 hPa, 300 hPa, 250 hPa, 100 hPa)

More to come!