The first positive point to its scorecard was in the way it seemed to pick up on the local orographic effects of the stratus layer.
|20170816 00 UTC UKMET run, the 15-hour forecast of Sky Cover (right) and GOES-16 visible satellite imagery at 1502 UTC (left)|
Later in the afternoon, around 1800 UTC, cumulus clouds began developing over the SFO area and revealed a second positive point for the UKMET model. Below is the UKMET Sky Cover forecast and visible satellite imagery.
|20170816 00 UTC UKMET run, the 18-hour forecast of Sky Cover (left) and GOES-16 visible satellite imagery at 1802 UTC (right)|
All in all, a very good day for the UKMET model!