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January 26, 2015

Steamy August weather, a heat advisory and the Tropics

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  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:24 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1916

    Thanks, Emmy and Stan. Dynamite info!

  • Stan Blazyk posted at 9:45 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    Stan Blazyk Posts: 96 Staff

    A good place for the general public to get GFS model runs is from tropical tidbits (just type the name into a search engine and it should show up). You can get NAVGEM from this site: http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/metoc/nogaps/index.html and you can get a variety of model forecast maps from this site: http://meteocentre.com/models/get_anim.php?mod=gfs&run=12&stn=PNM&map=na〈=en

  • confusedemmy posted at 7:46 am on Wed, Aug 20, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 274

    Jake, I find that the darn things are scattered all over the place. You can get the basic info on NHC when there are AOI, but you can get track info at Weather Underground.

    You can also get more info from Dr. Jeff Masters blog, which is updated just about every day during hurricane season:

    Dr. Master's blog has a very (VERY) active forum, as well. You can find the usual trolls, but the majority of the participants are very well-informed. And if you don't want to read them, you will find that at least they post all the important things in a timely fashion.

    And Storm W. has another blog that you may find of interest:

  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:57 pm on Tue, Aug 19, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1916

    Stan, is there a way for the average citizen to view the GFS, NAVGEM, and other model results online? I occasionally run across the model tracks, but it's usually at a recognized news site, and after a storm is already well-established. I'd like to see the the raw model tracks for myself, and earlier in the development of a storm. I tried the National Hurricane Center site, but if the model tracks are there, I couldn't find them.