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13km/hourly RUC data on NOAAPort starting 12/4/07
Posted By: Stan Benjamin
Date: 27-November-07 2137Z
Starting 4 Dec 2007, RUC (Rapid Update Cycle) gridded data will become available at higher horizontal and temporal resolution to all NOAA/NWS data users via Family of Services and NOAAPort (NWS Technical Implementation Notice available at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/notification/tin06-01aab-ruc13-3.txt)
Although the RUC has been running internal to NCEP at 13km resolution since 2005, RUC users have been limited to degraded 20km and 40km grid resolution due to bandwidth limitation. On 4 Dec, RUC data will become available at full 13km resolution. Moreover, RUC forecast data will become available at hourly output increments to 9h duration at all hourly initial times and out to 12h duration at 00, 03, 06, 09, 12, 15, 18, 21 UTC. This long-awaited change will significantly increase usability of RUC data -- bon appetit. Thanks to NWS for getting this change through.
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