Regional   Atmospheric   Soaring   Prediction
BLIPMAP FORECASTS
For Byron, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Using a locally-run WRF model with 3.0km horizontal resolution and 52 vertical levels
BLIPMAP = Boundary Layer Information Prediction MAP
Created by Dr. John W. (Jack) Glendening, Meteorologist 
Configured and maintained by Dmitry Chichkov, NCSA, Byron, CA.


Last update was at:  Please check the forecast dates at the top of each plot for currency ! 

Next day (+1) 1300/1600 PST 3km forecasts are available around 9AM PST; (+2) 1300/1600 PST 3km forecasts are available around 9:30AM PST;
Forecasts result from model initializations with 12Z data.

PARAMETER   (+1) DAY FORECASTS (+2) DAYS FORECASTS
[descriptions] 3km 3km 3km 3km       3km 3km 3km 3km
Thermal Parameters:
Thermal Updraft Velocity & B/S Ratio 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Thermal Updraft Velocity  (W*) 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Buoyancy/Shear Ratio 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Height of Critical Updraft Strength  (Hcrit) 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Depth of Critical Updraft Strength  (AGL Hcrit) 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
BL Top 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
BL Depth 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Thermal Height Uncertainty 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Sfc. Heating 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Normalized Sfc. Sun 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Sfc. Temperature 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Wind Parameters:
Sfc. Wind 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
BL Avg. Wind 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Wind at BL Top 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
BL Wind Shear 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
BL Max. Up/Down (Convergence) 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Cloud Parameters:
Cu Potential 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Cu Cloudbase (Sfc.LCL) [MSL] 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Cu Cloudbase where CuPotential>0 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
OD Potential 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
OD Cloudbase (BLcl) [MSL] 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
OD Cloudbase where ODPotential>0 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
BL Explicitly-predicted CloudWater 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
BL Cloud Cover 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Sfc. Dew Point Temperature 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
CAPE 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Wave/Upper-Level Parameters:
Vertical Velocity at 850mb 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Vertical Velocity at 700mb 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Vertical Velocity at 500mb 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Vert.Velocity Slice at Vert.Vel.Max 1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Soundings:
Byron
(Sounding 1)
1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Discovery Bay
(Sounding 2)
1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
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(Sounding 3)
1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Mt.Peak Wind-Parallel Cross-Sections (NOT IMPLEMENTED!):
Gabilan Mts.
1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Three Sisters
1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Mt. Hamilton
1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
Loma Prieta
1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
      1000 PST
1300 PST
1600 PST
Loop
 
Model Topography (note - inner frame borders might be wrong) 12km 3km
Identified Locations
Not yet implemented