Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:17 AM by WBRZ Weather Team
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 10:17 AM
In an effort to bring you the most accurate and reliable forecasts, the WBRZ Weather Team has acquired new features with our already "state-of-the-art" weather graphics system.
You have seen our Futurecast, which is an interpretation of the Rapid Precision Mesoscale model, or "RPM." The purpose of this model is to present a 24 hour forecast with updates every three hours. It is a fairly reliable depiction of where and when we can expect rainfall.
We now have access to another model in our graphics system, the High Resolution Rapid Refresh model, or "HRRR." This high resolution model is updated hourly, and gives us a better idea of when we can expect to see thunderstorms pop up around the area, over the next 12 hours.
These two models will give us the option to show you what we believe is the best scenario, whether it's one model's forecast, the other's, or both. It allows us to give you the most updated and accurate forecast possible.
Other features we have incorporated are storm surge mapping graphics, as well as "dual-polarization" radar products. During severe weather, these radar products will enable us to observe hail more easily, as well as pick up signature radar features such as the infamous "debris balls" in relation to tornadoes.
We thank you for trusting the WBRZ Weather team with your weather forecast needs as we strive to bring you the best and the most accurate.