Re: [gembud] Accumulated Snowfall question

Hi Jeremy,

When running GDINFO, do you have similar settings:

 GDFILE   = gfs_file.grd
 LSTALL   = YES
 OUTPUT   = T
 GDATTIM  = all
 GLEVEL   = all
 GVCORD   = all
 GFUNC    = all

Sometimes if you only limit to a certain level/cord/func you may be missing
the variables you're looking for.  In GFS files, categorical snow [0,1] is
"WXTS" and surface accumulated snowfall [kg/m^2] is "SWEM".  I imagine they
are similar in WRF grid files.

  255     090924/0000F006                          0         NONE SWEM
  262     090924/0000F006                          0         NONE WXTS06

Regards,
Evan Lowery

Business Applications Meteorologist
Weather Trends International, Inc.
Phone 610-807-3197
http://www.wxtrends.com


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Subject: [gembud] Accumulated Snowfall question

List,

We are running a EMS WRF here at the Goodland WFO and I have been trying to
plot accumulated snowfall for some of our GEMPAK derived web graphics. We
are gonfigured to output this field in GRIB format, and looking at the data
in IDV confirms that this field is being created. When I run a GDINFO on the
gempak grid there is no snowfall data listed. I am fairly new to using
GEMPAK, Is there something I have to configure so this data is converted
into GEMPAK format?

Thanks!

Jeremy Martin
WFO Goodland KS

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