The latest with HydroForecast: July 2023

See what's new with HydroForecast in July 2023.

Jul 13, 2023
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Feature spotlights

A new way to view forecast issue times

We have recently made an update to more clearly indicate when forecasts are delivered. Hover over the start of a forecast to see both the initialization time (referring to  the corresponding weather forecast) and the issue time (when the forecast was published). These timestamps also now show up in the tooltip.

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The forecast drop-down on the top right of the flow forecast now displays the issue time of each forecast. See this support document for a summary of when forecasts become available in the dashboard.

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Have any feedback on this update? We’d love to hear your thoughts on what information is most useful for you and your team. Check out the survey here to share any input you might have!

More frequent HRRR updates

We know that having access to the most up-to-date weather observations is important for many of our users, especially during active periods and when weather forecasts are continuously evolving. We recently shipped an update that allows us to load weather data from HRRR in the dashboard more frequently. HRRR observations are now updated in the dashboard every hour, and we have decreased the lag to about two hours (this is about how long it takes for HRRR to release their data).

Team news

Awarded DOE SBIR for work on HydroForecast Long-term

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve been awarded the Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (DOE SBIR) grant to support research and development on HydroForecast Long-term. To learn more about HydroForecast Long-term, get in touch with our team at team@hydroforecast.com or check out our webinar from last month.

Upcoming Conferences

We’ll be at the following upcoming conferences. Come join us!

Check out the rest of our knowledge base to learn more about using our forecasts and dashboard. Please also reach out any time at team@hydroforecast.com with any questions, ideas, or feedback!

Alexandra & the HydroForecast Team