Air Force Dumping USA models


I just read some interesting articles and blog posts about a major change in the US Air Force.  They are dumping their WRF model (and support) and instead going with a UK model!

Here’s an article from The Capital Weather Gang.

And a blog post from Cliff Mass up at the UW.

I don’t have any great thoughts about it because I just now read the articles myself.  Seems like a bad move in general though.

Today was crazy wasn’t it?  We dropped from 81 yesterday to 62 today.


At one point this evening (around 5pm) we were running about 25 degrees below yesterday at the same time!

That’s all, not much weather happening except a huge cooldown in progress.  Snow flurries may stick down to around 3,000′ tomorrow morning!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

14 Responses to Air Force Dumping USA models

  1. Jason Hougak says:

    Fresh new snow at Timberline and throughout the coming weekend.

  2. W7ENK says:

    Tuesday’s sunset.

  3. schmit44 says:

    4/22/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:72 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft) & ONTARIO(2260 ft)
    Low: 54 at BULLY CREEK RESE(2500 ft)

    High:38 at Timberline Lodge(6001 ft)
    Low: 18 at CROW FLAT (5172 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 39 degrees
    CW5507 Camp Sher (65/26 ) (3020 ft )

  4. Paul D says:

    Loving the cooler (actually normal for this time of year) weather!

  5. W7ENK says:

    Not so sure if this comes as a surprise. Most everyone with an interest in the industry knows that the GFS is generally garbage, and the EURO simply has a superior product.

    • Boydo3 N. Albany elev. just under 500' says:

      They couldn’t go with the ECMWF, too much French influence and that would be just plain un-American 😉

    • Boring Oregon says:

      Well Boydo the air force would end up sun burning their armpits if they went to the ECMWF.

  6. Jason Hougak says:

    Enjoying all the spring snow
    Thanks Mark

  7. That’s quite a contrast in temperature maximums from one day to the next! I saw the temperature fall from 66F at 1:20 pm. yesterday to 51F 4 hours later. I’m sure someone else can come up with an even better example.

    • Lee Wilson says:

      I was afraid to speak on the matter for fear of some one saying my weather station was off or that some one might think of me as off..I had to put the heater back in to my greenhouse.

      So I guess it wasn’t me after all.

  8. schmit44 says:

    4/21/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:83 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft) & EW1140 Umatilla(364 ft) & Pendleton(1100 ft)
    Low: 54 at DW3057 Milton-Fr(1102 ft) & LITTLE MCCOY CRE(5080 ft) & WYETH(102 ft)

    High:46 at TIDEWATER(2035 ft) & Mount Hebo(3170 ft)
    Low: 13 at CROW FLAT (5172 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 57 degrees
    CROW FLAT (70/13 ) (5172 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.50″ at SADDLE MOUNTAIN(3250ft)
    0.40″ at BLAZED ALDER(3650ft)
    0.40″ at HOLLAND MEADOWS(4900ft)
    0.30″ at GREENPOINT(3200ft)
    0.30″ at RED HILL(4400ft)
    0.30″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    0.29″ at GREEN MOUNTAIN(3064ft)
    0.22″ at DW6659 Colton(825ft)

  9. Longview 400 ft says:

    I was wondering what had happened to the sun today. We had a heavy mist in Clatskanie this morning.

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