NOAA National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD)

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Description

The National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) is a suite of gridded forecasts of sensible weather elements (e.g., cloud cover, maximum temperature). Forecasts prepared by NWS field offices working in collaboration with the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) are combined in the NDFD to create a seamless mosaic of digital forecasts from which operational NWS products are generated.

Update Frequency

As often as once every half hour (varies by forecast element, forecast projection, and domain)

License

Open Data. There are no restrictions on the use of this data.

Documentation

https://www.weather.gov/mdl/ndfd_home, https://www.weather.gov/mdl/ndfd_info (For NDFD Product information, instructions, and lookup tables)

Managed By

See all datasets managed by NOAA.

Contact

For any data delivery issues or any questions in general, please contact the NOAA Big Data Project Team at: noaa.bdp@noaa.gov.

Usage Examples

Publications

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) Grib2 Format
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-ndfd-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://noaa-ndfd-pds/ --no-sign-request
  • Description
    New data notifications for NDFD, only Lambda and SQS protocols allowed
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123901341784:NewNDFDObject
    AWS Region
    us-east-1
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://undefined/ --no-sign-request

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