short-range forecast

short-range forecast

[′shȯrt ¦rānj ′fȯr‚kast]
(meteorology)
A weather forecast made for a time period generally not greater than 48 hours in advance.
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The first thing we did after disembarking from the Caledonian Sleeper train at Inverness was consult a local for a short-range forecast before the three-hour drive to Skye.
The National Weather Service's short-range forecast discussion is a good place to start when you have a flight coming up.
The report concludes with a short-range forecast of developments in the sector in Russia.
Fast radiation parameterization schemes for mesoscale and short-range forecast models.
Such a short-range forecast could be helpful in determining the resources required to treat those infected in the attack, although once a widespread response to the attack is mounted (e.
The company is already using a short-range planner or budget program, or has developed internal software programs to handle the short-range forecast.
5-km grid length in the interior stretching to 4 km at the boundaries; the UKV currently operates with a 3-h three-dimensional variational data assimilation (3D-Var) analysis cycle, which at the time of writing is about to include a 1-h four-dimensional variational data assimilation (4D-Var) analysis cycle for short-range forecast (out to T+ 12 h).
Initial results have shown short-range forecast impacts larger than from any other moisture observations, including twice-daily raobs.
Schlatter, 2010: Relative short-range forecast impact from aircraft, profiler, radiosonde, VAD, GPS-PW, METAR, and mesonet observations via the RUC hourly assimilation cycle.
Therefore, the MEFP uses the single-valued forecasts modified by human forecasters for short-range forecast horizon (up to 7 days) and the ensemble mean forecasts from multiple NWP models for mid- to long range to generate seamless and calibrated hydrometeorological ensembles up to a 1-yr forecast horizon.
Finally, as described below, WRF-Solar was coupled with elements of a forefront satellite data assimilation model, which allows for the assimilation of infrared irradiances from satellites, resulting in an improved initialization of the cloud field that further increases the performance of short-range forecasts.
At the time the British Met Office was largely employed in making routine observations, plotting and analysing them by hand and making short-range forecasts.

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