Pacific Northwest MM5 Mesoscale Forecasts

The regional MM5 forecasting effort is supported by the Northwest Regional Modeling Consortium, a group of local, state, and Federal agencies and cooperating private companies.  60 hour forecasts are produced twice-daily at the University of Washington on 36, 12, and 4-km grids.
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MM5 Model Output Graphics for 12 UTC 23 July 2001

CURRENT STATUS:  As of Tue Jul 24 00:17:00 PDT 2001, the current run (2001072400) is finished with domains 1 and 2, and is through forecast hour 21 for domain 3. This message will be updated at Tue Jul 24 00:24:00 PDT 2001.

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36 km Domain

SLP, 10 m winds, topography or 925 mb temp LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
850 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
850 mb heights, relative humidity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
700 mb vertical velocity, horizontal winds LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
700 mb heights, relative humidity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
500 mb heights, absolute vorticity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
500 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
500 mb heights, relative humidity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Upper Level Cloud Water (above 20K feet) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Mid Level Clouds (between 10K and 20K feet) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Lower Level Clouds (between 3K and 10K feet) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Lowest Level Clouds (between sfc and 3K feet) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
1-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Subdomain 1-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
3-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Subdomain 3-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
24-hour precipitation 36 48 60
Subdomain 24-hour precipitation 36 48 60

12 km Domain

SLP, 10 m winds, topography or 925 mb temp LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
850 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
850 mb heights, relative humidity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
700 mb vertical velocity, horizontal winds LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
700 mb heights, relative humidity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
500 mb heights, absolute vorticity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
500 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
500 mb heights, relative humidity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Ventilation Index (pbl ht x 40 m wind spd) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
WA Ventilation Index (pbl ht x 40 m wind spd) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Haines Index (high, 700-500 mb) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Haines Index (mid, 850-700 mb) LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Fosberg Fire Weather Index LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Surface wind speed LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Surface relative humidity LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
1-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Subdomain 1-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
3-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Subdomain 3-hour precipitation LOOP 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
24-hour precipitation 36 48 60
Subdomain 24-hour precipitation 36 48 60
Subdomain SLP, 10 m winds, 925 mb temperature LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Subdomain 850 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Hoquiam WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Quillayute WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Port Angeles WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Bellingham WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Whidbey Island NAS WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Everett WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
NWS Seattle WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
McChord AFB WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Olympia WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Centralia WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Kelso WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Stampede Pass WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Omak WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Wenatchee WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Ellensburg WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Yakima WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Moses Lake WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Hanford WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Pasco WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Walla Walla WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Pullman WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Spokane WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Colville WA Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Astoria OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Newport OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
North Bend OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Medford OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Eugene OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Salem OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Portland OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Cascade Locks OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Hood River OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
The Dalles OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Redmond OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Klamath Falls OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
John Day OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Pendleton OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Lagrande OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Baker City OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Burns OR Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Lewiston ID Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Boise ID Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Twin Falls ID Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Idaho Falls ID Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Kamloops BC Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Kelowna BC Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Port Hardy BC Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Comox BC Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Victoria BC Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60
Vancouver BC Soundings:
Meteogram and Time-Height Section
LOOP 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60

4 km Domain

SLP, 10 m winds, topography or 925 mb temp LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
925 mb temperature, winds LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
850 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Ventilation Index (pbl ht x 40 m wind spd) LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
WA Ventilation Index (pbl ht x 40 m wind spd) LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Planetary boundary layer height LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Haines Index (high, 700-500 mb) LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Haines Index (mid, 850-700 mb) LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Fosberg Fire Weather Index LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Surface wind speed LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Surface relative humidity LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
1-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Subdomain 1-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Washington 1-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Oregon 1-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
3-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Subdomain 3-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Washington 3-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Oregon 3-hour precipitation LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
24-hour precipitation 36
Subdomain 24-hour precipitation 36
Washington 24-hour precipitation 36
Oregon 24-hour precipitation 36
Subdomain SLP, 10 m winds, 925 mb temperature LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Washington SLP, 10 m winds, 925 mb temperature LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Oregon SLP, 10 m winds, 925 mb temperature LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Subdomain 850 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Washington 850 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Oregon 850 mb heights, temperature, winds LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Map of Cross Section Locations (Updated 7/17/2001)
Cross Section:
W - Strait of Juan de Fuca - E
LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Cross Section:
SW - Olympic Mountains - NE
LOOP 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Cross Section:
S - Puget Sound - N
LOOP 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36
Cross Section:
SW - Fraser/San Juan Islands - NE
LOOP 18 21 24 27 30 33
Cross Section:
W - Puget Sound - E
LOOP 18 21 24 27 30 33
Cross Section:
W - North Cascades - E
LOOP 24 27 30 33
Cross Section:
WNW - Stampede Gap - ESE
LOOP 24 27 30 33
Cross Section:
SW - Mt. Rainier - NE
LOOP 24 27 30 33


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The MM5 forecast effort is supported by a consortium of local and federal agencies consisting of the:
  • National Weather Service
  • University of Washington
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Port of Seattle
  • United States Navy
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  • In addition, the following corporate affiliates have made substantial contributions to the effort:

    Questions and comments should be directed to Mark Albright or David Ovens

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