NOAA National Water Model Short-Range Forecast

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Description

The National Water Model (NWM) is a water resources model that simulates and forecasts water budget variables, including snowpack, evapotranspiration, soil moisture and streamflow, over the entire continental United States (CONUS). The model, launched in August 2016, is designed to improve the ability of NOAA to meet the needs of its stakeholders (forecasters, emergency managers, reservoir operators, first responders, recreationists, farmers, barge operators, and ecosystem and floodplain managers) by providing expanded accuracy, detail, and frequency of water information. It is operated by NOAA’s Office of Water Prediction. This bucket contains a four-week rollover of the Short Range Forecast model output and the corresponding forcing data for the model. The model is forced with meteorological data from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) and the Rapid Refresh (RAP) models. The Short Range Forecast configuration cycles hourly and produces hourly deterministic forecasts of streamflow and hydrologic states out to 18 hours.

Update Frequency

Daily

License

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

Documentation

https://docs.opendata.aws/noaa-nwm-pds/readme.html

Contact

For questions regarding data content or quality, go here. For any questions regarding data delivery not associated with this platform or any general questions regarding the NOAA Big Data Project, email noaa.bdp@noaa.gov.

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    A rolling four week archive of NWM data.
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    arn:aws:s3:::noaa-nwm-pds
    AWS Region
    us-east-1

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