To help understand if the RASP forecast is matching the real world, an experimental script has been put together that will compare a RASP 'spot' forecast against a METAR observation (a real-world airfield met observation).
These observations are produced hourly or so.
The following table is a summary for the UK, using the script outlined below the table and map. The table is produced from 09:00 to 18:00 on the hour and every half hour during UK daylight hours.
A spatial map of the reports can be found here.
The following plot will show a running view of the percentage of measures as correct between the forecast and the RASP prediction. Normally for the whole of the UK, 85% or higher indicates RASP is close enough and can be relied upon.
This report: 17:42:25 30/03/2020 for this map view. This run created in 84.04 secs
The script is a bit slow, so sometimes the results may not be available as an auto-generated static view.
If this happens, click here to dynamically re-generate the table as a separate page.
If there is a problem with the output, click here to get a copy of the last generated text table.
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BLIPMAP™ = Boundary Layer Information Prediction MAP - Created by Dr. John W. (Jack) Glendening, Meteorologist