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New NWS forecast graphics, shown here, draw on NCAR research.
The online graphics being introduced by the NWS this summer draw on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR who focus on how to better convey forecast information visually. Beginning July 7 the NWS will use the redesigned icons for all local forecasts. These point-and-click forecasts influence weather-related decisions by people across the country, drawing 2 to 4 million unique web views daily. The new icons will feature split images and color-coded boxes to better communicate the existence, timing, and potential severity of upcoming weather threats.


The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve both atmospheric research and operational forecasting needs. For the current WRF forecast for today's weather, please click here.

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