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Release Level 5.3.0 beta
Release Date 2007 06
Revision Level 1.1

MM5 Meteorological Model: forecast summary

The forecasts runs from MM5 are summarized on an hourly basis by selected values and icons. The summary applies to either the current model domain, or the set of meteorological monitoring stations used in the meteorological scenario for the model scenario shown.

Weather icons are saved on aca2:/var/www/html/GIF/weather$wnr.bmp
Here is the current definition for $wnr number:

    1 clear night night=1, cloud < 0.01
    2 sunny day day=1, cloud < 0.01
    3 night partly cloudy night=1, cloud > 0.01 & cloud < 0.05
    4 day partly cloudy day=1,cloud > 0.01 & cloud < 0.05
    5 night cloudy night=1, cloud > 0.05
    6 day cloudy day=1, cloud > 0.05
    7 night rain night=1, rain > 0 & rain < 0.5
    8 day rain day=1, rain > 0 & rain < 0.5
    9 night strong rain night=1, rain > 0.5
    10 day strong rain day=1, rain > 0.5

Implementation notes: Night/day function to determine actual sunrise/sunset times is not yet implemented.
Day is currently defined as 5:00 < local time < 20:00.
Weather symbols 11 - 14 for SNOW conditions are still missing.


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