Improving Gridded Localized Aviation MOS Program (LAMP) Guidance by Using Emerging Forecast and Observation Systems
The National Weather Service's (NWS) Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) has produced high quality aviation guidance from the Localized Aviation MOS Program (LAMP) for many years. To further improve LAMP guidance, MDL is investigating methods to leverage the valuable information provided by new mesoscale models and emerging new observational systems.
This talk will review current LAMP products and challenges still affecting the aviation forecasting community. The presentation will highlight new initiatives in MDL to utilize forecasts from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model and observations from the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) System as well as Total Lightning data from the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) to provide improved Gridded LAMP guidance for convection, lightning, ceiling height, and visibility, and to produce new guidance for storm top height.