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National Digital Guidance Database (NDGD)

A plot of NDGD extratropical storm surge around Alaska valid February 22, 2013, at 00 UTC

A plot of NDGD extratropical storm surge around Alaska valid February 22, 2013, at 00 UTC. As of July 10, 2012, this NDGD product has been experimental since October 21, 2008. This image was produced by downloading one NDGD file through NOMADS and visualizing it with the Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS).

The National Digital Guidance Database (NDGD) is a companion set of products to the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD). NDGD products are guidance used by National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters while preparing official forecasts when using data in the NDFD. The Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) supports NDFD operations and provides analyses to NWS field forecasters. Many NDGD products are experimental, and all NDGD products are not official NWS forecasts. More information on NDGD products is available at the NDGD home page.

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A plot of NDGD wind speed error around Hawaii valid on February 22, 2013

A plot of NDGD wind speed error around Hawaii valid on February 22, 2013. As of July 10, 2012, wind speed products around Hawaii have been experimental since November 9, 2010. This image was produced by visualizing one NDGD file with Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV).

Many NDGD products are available for download through the NOAA National Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS). For data not available online, access is through the NCEI HDSS Access Service (HAS) offline request system. HAS requests are limited to one day at a time due to the size of the data and required processing.

 

 

 

 

Product Types

Product Grid/Scale Period of Record Model Cycle Output Timestep Data Access Links
NDGD and RTMA Various

Approx. ten years to present online

Daily, various cycles Various FTP HTTPS TDS
NDGD and RTMA Various 30May2007–Present Daily, various cycles Various HAS

Data Usage Notes

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Publication References

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Miscellaneous Documentation

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Links

NCEP RTMA Documentation