NAM 3km CONUS Reading

Aash Pat

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I have recently been introduced to the NAM 3km CONUS weather model and would like to be able to read it besides looking at the possible hazard type. I have attempted to research more information about said model, but I have been unsuccessful so far.

Could someone either explain or provide online resources that explain the uses of this weather model and break down how to read the other aspects of the model? Thank you, it would be appreciated.
 

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Randy Jennings

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The attachment you attached is a forecast sounding skew-T / log-P diagram. Many models provide forecast soundings. You can learn more about them in the free MetEd course: COMET / MetEd Lesson Viewer

There are lots of other great free courses on MetEd. Having said that, a lot of the MetEd material can be hard for beginners to understand. You might find the material at Titan U - Tornado Titans to be easier to understand to start with. They have courses on weather models, skew-T, hodographs, storm chase targets, and more. I haven't watched these videos - so I can't personally vouch for them - but you might want to give them a try.

I also recommend TIm Vasquez's Forecast Lab - YouTube . He walks thru the various models and develops a forecast several nights a week. His books are also very good.
 
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Aash Pat

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Oct 22, 2021
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The attachment you attached is a forecast sounding skew-T / log-P diagram. Many models provide forecast soundings. You can learn more about them in the free MetEd course: COMET / MetEd Lesson Viewer

There are lots of other great free courses on MetEd. Having said that, a lot of the MetEd material can be hard for beginners to understand. You might find the material at Titan U - Tornado Titans to be easier to understand to start with. They have courses on weather models, skew-T, hodographs, storm chase targets, and more. I haven't watched these videos - so I can't personally vouch for them - but you might want to give them a try.

I also recommend TIm Vasquez's Forecast Lab - YouTube . He walks thru the various models and develops a forecast several nights a week. His books are also very good.
Thank you so much, I will definitely take a look at all of those.