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Forecast systems

A new forecast season is just about on us. The online features of the new website are taking shape. The forecast maproom shows some of the functionality that will be available this season.

Taking shape is the map room on our site.

Weather is dynamic. Our growers who use our service need a forecast that reacts to those changes. Having forecasts that reflect the latest forecast model runs is vital. Metris maintains the hands on forecasting approach at the same time, as moving to the desire for accurate up to date forecasts delivered in a variety of ways. For instance this year frost forecasts will be available for SMART PHONES.

Metris forecasts are unique in that they sit between totally automated, computer driven forecasts and a total hand done approach. We have ownership of the forecasts. The data isnt brought of a third party. The high definition global data we use is of a finer mesh than our competators use

Frost forecasting is an art form. I have developed a language which identifies specific local conditons, such as lee trough drop to describe frost conditions in Wairarapa, also occurs in Mosgiel... . We have superior forecast tools and data that other 'frost specialists' don't have. This provides a real edge in a critical area for growers.

 

Current weather

A very similar look to the weather later this week with a low developing to the north of the NI. A fresh ENE flow develops onto the upper NI during Thursday. Rain and showers sink slowly over the upper North Island during Friday. The European model is very similar with over runing. Both model development have the blocking high droppign to the E of the South Island.i

New site
The new site will be developed during this month. I expect to launch new model output mid month for preview. A guest login will allow you to browse features ahead of the next season.
Metris HPC

Metris has aquired a number of Dell server blades. We will be setting up a small scale HPC and add to the cluster more computing power to speed mesoscale modeling and produce finer grids. Metris already produces fine mesh using interpolation of HD 0.5degree model data..