2013 Weather Networking

Networking with ARSO, Joseph Steffan Institute, and FGG continued this fall.  ARSO added a 600 processor super computer for forecasting and numerical modeling research called BOBER.  ARSO Director Josko Knez and Agriculture Minister Dejan Zidan unveiled the new super computer in August.  It will be used to improve mesoscale and interactive dynamic ocean models of the Adriatic for severe weather predictions.  It can perform 20 billion mathmatical operations per second and cost 640,000 EUR.  The BOBER air-sea interaction research is designed to improve the understanding and simulation of mesoscale moisture and energy fluxes that control precipitation and extreme events. 

ARSO provides much technical forecasting information on their public web page which is leading to better awareness of Slovenian weather conditions and preparedness for damaging extreme weather.  The MeteoAlarm system provides real-time updates of hazardous weather.

Joseph Steffan Institute provides fundamental research in a wide variety of disciplines from medicine to nuclear physics.  Dr. Roman Trobec introduced me to his research in computer science and communications.  His web site provides detailed information about this powerful research.

In 2013, after a dry early season mid-February, March, April and May provided heavy snows that brought our Summit County weather station total accumulated WaterYear snow to 243 inches and 18.14 inches of water equivalent on May 31, 2013.  This resulted in excellent late season ski conditions in the central Colorado Rockies. 

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Hydrologic Analysis and Prediction

Hydrologic – End – Users: Examples of Multi – Agency and Country Cooperation

This document provides WaterNet Community of Practice links to a number of examples of multi-agency users of hydrometeorological information and points to what information is available and how the information is used.  New developments are also shown for CHPS – and Delft FEWS, and recent results in the WMO sponsored “Regional Workshop on Hydrological Forecasting and Real Time Data Management” posted on the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate web site.  Meetings today with Dr. Josef Roskar, ARSO led to this very interesting workshop. 

Example of large inter-state and international Hydropower management system:

Bonneville Power Administration
Overview: BPA NW
Hydrologic Forecasting at BPA
National Weather Service – Pacific NW RFC primary forecaster
Federal Columbia River Power System FCRPS
USBR Pacific Northwest Region
US Army Corps of EngineersNorthwest Division Portland District
Reservoir Regulation and water quality
Weather Information from NWS WFO Portland
NOAA and National Park Service Urge Beach-Goers to Break the Grip of the Rip ….
British Columbia Hydropower (BC Hydro )
Hydrology – Shrinking Glaciers
Real-time information (limited on public side)

California CNRFC – NOAA (Much more interesting in Rainy Season Nov-April)
Observations QPE Maps

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Current Hydrometeorological Events and News

NOTE:  SITE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT various links to Current events Pages to be added:   MM cust html User 1 Article MGR

NEW GOES 16 and 17 Satellites become operational 2018 & 2019.  Outstanding high resolution rapid scan hemispheric coverage from Africa & Europe to the Pacific.

See GOES Imagery Viewer:  https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/index.php 

 Grand Solar Minimum creates extreme weather in 2019 see below

NASA Predicts 200 year Grand Solar Minimum coming soon Sept 2019: 


How Ice Ages Happen: The Milankovitch Cycles 

 more information:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB3DJtQZVsw 


GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment

 Extreme Events occupied much of the news in 2015  2015 Year of Extremes

In 2016 extremes continued: 2016 Year of Extremes again

Record hurricane devistation in 2017 with Harvey, Irma and Maria

Slovenian EARS radar tour by Anton Zgonc 16 Okc 2017

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  • News and Events

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    NEW News: 2017 Catastrophic hurricanes hit the US in August and September causing over 200 lost lives and billions in damage.

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