SREF-SHERB upgrades, and a reminder about HSLC event feedback form

Item 1:

The SREF ensemble members have recently been updated (thanks to Jonathan Blaes for bringing this to my attention).  The upgrades include the following:

– The seven Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Nonhydrostatic Mesoscale Model (NMM) members will be eliminated.  This includes the following members: ctl, n1, p1, n2, p2, n3, p3.

– The Nonhydrostatic Multiscale Model on B-Grid (NMMB) model members will be increased from 7 to 13 members. The new NMMB members will be: n4, p4, n5, p5, n6, p6.

– The Advanced Research WRF (WRF-ARW) members will also be increased from 7 to 13 members. The new ARW members will be n4, p4, n5, p5, n6, p6.

You may have noticed that these upgrades “broke” the SREF-SHERB plots that are hosted at:

http://storms.meas.ncsu.edu/users/mdparker/sref/

I believe I have fully updated the file management and plotting scripts and that  the updated SREF is now fully represented in our graphics.  Please do monitor and report any issues that you encounter.


Item 2:

With the HSLC season ramping up (and in light of recent inquiries) it is a good time to remind all NOAA partners that we are very interested in your feedback on how various sources of guidance are performing during HSLC events (and nulls or close-call events too).

As a reminder, the “home base” for HSLC resources is:

https://www.meas.ncsu.edu/mdparker/sherb/

And, the post-event feedback form is:

https://www.meas.ncsu.edu/mdparker/sherb/feedback/

We sincerely appreciate your contributions and commentary.  This is an important aspect of the assessment that needs to happen as a part of our CSTAR program!

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