New metris "OUTLOOK" is under production with updated climate model output.
New high spec machine - metris has built a purpose build system for running the mesosale WRF model. 32GB RAM upgradable to 64GB ... and high spec Intel i7 quad core processor (water cooled).
Installing our Mesoscale WRF to run nmm core ... " ... warp speed Scotty"
The metscape website is be redeveloped with mobile devices in mind. Smart phone/ tablet friendly design is being designed so that forecasts can be accessed in a format that responds to the device being used. Being able to access frost forecasts on your phone ... "how good would that be!"
The addition of soil data along with 8day rain maps to the metscape forecast is alreading giving insights to the weather and trends. This information will be part of a planned Pasture growth forecast. We can track accurately PET, solar radiation, wind and humidity ... etc needed to model Pasture growth.
- Metris is runing a WRF nmm mesoscale model. What difference will this make? Significantly up-grades the forecast resolutions. Our Global model data is 0.5 degrees (55km) grid. Metris WRF will have operational 6.1km grid over 120hr (5days). Metris also intends to do 1hr interpolation over a shorter period. This will have significant benefits with FROST forecasting.