The Multi-Radar / Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Hydro Experiment (hereafter, “Hydro”), which is a part of the 2015 United States Weather Research Program (USWRP) Hydrometeorological Testbed (HMT), will be conducted in conjunction with the Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall (FFaIR) Experiment at the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) from 6 July to 24 July.
During the experiment, National Weather Service and River Forecast Center forecasters will work with research scientists to assess emerging hydrometeorological concepts and products to improve the accuracy, timing, and specificity of flash flood watches and warnings. In particular, forecasters will evaluate short-term predictive tools derived from MRMS quantitative precipitation estimates (QPE) and Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrographs (FLASH) hydrologic modeling framework. The Hydro Experiment will also explore the utility of experimental watch and warning products conveying uncertainty and magnitude issued through the Hazard Services software. This allows research scientists to investigate human factors to determine operationally relevant best practices for the warning decision making process and the system usability of the Hazard Services platform. Operational activities will take place during the week Monday through Friday.
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2015 Tales from the Testbed
Between July 6th, 2014 and August 1st, 2014 we hosted the Hazardous Weather Testbed-Hydrology (HWT-Hydro) experiment focusing on issues surrounding warnings for flash flooding. This experiment was conducted in coordination with the HMT/Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall (FFaIR) experiment hosted by the Weather Prediction Center (WPC).