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Models for beginners


#1

What are some sites that I can look at models. I am a beginning storm chaser and enthusiast and I am wanting to know the good sites to use to look at models and forecast data. Thanks for the info!


#2

Sure…

Weather.cod.edu (click Weather Analysis tools, then Numerical Models)
Twisterdata.com
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#3

Is there a website that will teach us how to read certain models and what the models actually mean?


#4

not really for sure…the best way to learn, is to talk with someone who knows their stuff…dosent matter what way but you can always talk to me 817-881-0108


#5

I don’t know much about this, but NOAA has a ton of info on their site and you can learn a lot of the basic terminology and stuff there. Of course, you’re probably beyond that level. I started trying to learn last year, but I get a head ache just trying to make heads or tails of it all.


#6

Go to College Dupage at http://weather.cod.edu/# click on Weather Analysis Tools and then numerial models
choose one exemple:NAM select model run (time),and then Convection Product,choose one 3km EHI these are with question mark, just click on it ,ex:of 3km EHI …Convective

3km Energy Helicity Index

Variable
3km EHI
Display
Color Fill
Units
N/A

Notes: Energy helicity index (EHI) is a composite index based on convective available potential energy (CAPE) and storm-relative helicity (SRH). The 3km version uses 0–3km storm-relative helicity (3SRH) and surface-based CAPE (SBCAPE). 0–3km EHI values greater than 1–2 have been associated with significant tornadoes in supercells. after look at the map …


#7

This makes no sense at all to me, but it’s a great answer. Maybe I’ll give it a try someday when I’m feeling smart.