The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership runs a daily real-time version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF v3.9.1.1) model, also known as RUWRF. This model runs a parent nest at 9 km resolution out to 120 hours and a child nest at 3 km resolution out to 48 hours. It is run daily following the availability of the 00Z cycle of the Global Forecast System (GFS). Graphics from the 9 km run are typically available by 3 AM Eastern Local Time, and the 3 km graphics are typically available by 4:30 AM Eastern Local Time.

This page displays graphics from the latest RUWRF model run. For access to select data from our data archive, please see the RUWRF Data Portal for NJ Offshore Wind Energy.


RUWRF 9 km

Initial and Lateral Boundary Conditions: 00Z 0.25 Degree GFS (Forecast Hour 00 to 120, Every 6 Hours)

Bottom Boundary Condition: Rutgers SST Composite (NY Bight Zoom), NASA SPoRT SST

RUWRF 9 km
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
GMT Time 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
Wind Speed (10m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Wind Gust (sfc) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Temperature (2m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Radar Reflectivity 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
1 hr Precipitation and SLP 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Accumulated Precipitation 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
1 hr Snowfall 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Accumulated Snowfall 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Cloud Cover 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Wind Speed (10m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Wind Gust (sfc) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Temperature (2m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Accumulated Snowfall 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Radar 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
GMT Time 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
Wind Speed (10m) 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
Wind Gust (sfc) 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
Temperature (2m) 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
Radar Reflectivity 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
1 hr Precipitation and SLP 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
Accumulated Precipitation 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
1 hr Snowfall 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
Accumulated Snowfall 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
Cloud Cover 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
NY Bight Wind Speed (10m) 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
NY Bight Wind Gust (sfc) 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
NY Bight Temperature (2m) 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
NY Bight Accumulated Snowfall 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation
NY Bight Radar 51 54 57 60 63 66 69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 Animation

RUWRF 3 km

Initial and Lateral Boundary Conditions: 00Z 9 km RUWRF (Forecast Hour 00 to 48, Every 1 Hour)

Bottom Boundary Condition: Rutgers SST Composite (NY Bight Zoom), NASA SPoRT SST

RUWRF 3 km
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
GMT Time 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
Wind Speed (10m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Wind Gust (sfc) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Temperature (2m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Radar Reflectivity 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
1 hr Precipitation 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Accumulated Precipitation 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
1 hr Snowfall 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Accumulated Snowfall 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
Cloud Cover 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Wind Speed (10m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Wind Gust (sfc) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Temperature (2m) 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Accumulated Snowfall 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation
NY Bight Radar 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 Animation

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RU-WRF model runs are performed on the Amarel Cluster at the Rutgers University Office of Advanced Research Computing, with additional analysis and processing performed on machines at RUCOOL. Support for RU-WRF has been provided by the State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) Division of Economic Development & Emerging Issues Office of Clean Energy.


The RU-WRF Model is for research and information purposes only.
Do not use for decision making purposes.
Please see Official Forecasts and Statements from: National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov
Your Local National Weather Service Forecast Office at www.nws.noaa.gov