Here you can find very accurate weather data forecast, radar images and warnings related to the locations of the 22° Winter Games in Sochi in Russia. With this very intuitive web-interface browsable with all the devices like smartphone, tablet etc.. you can know the actual and forecasted weather at the olympic park or close to the Mountain Cluster locations.
You will find the classic data and forecast at Sochi town and close to the ski resort with integrated some innovative graphical instruments like the area alerting maps, the snow meteograms showing the snow amount and forecast close to the Mountain Cluster. Information come from various sources. They are updated regularly: current conditions every 30 minutes, forecast twice a day, while the short term forecast for the next 2 hours is updated every 60 minutes.
Our WRF’s numerical weather forecasts cover168 hours from the moment of initialization to the end, updated 2 times a day, every 12 hours. This means that a forecast for a specific time step is calculated 12 times ranging from the first model run ( 168 hours in advance ) till the closer one ( 12 hours in advance ) which is stored in the archive. This enhances the value of the archived data by a factor 2,5 because there are much more “potential solutions” for that parameter at the selected time step. 4,5 Years of archived data, with 12 different deterministic solutions for each value, are in point of fact similar to more than 10 years of continues data series. Numerical models cover the entire world and enable the production of weather forecast for any place on Earth, irrespective of whether a meteorological recording station exists or not. Through the high spatial resolution, which calculates forecast for every 10-18 km, we produce local forecasts which include the effects of local climate, topography and soil cover. Examples of the capabilities of numerical high resolution forecast are: 1. Distinction between valley, slope and summit temperatures in mountain areas. 2. Detection of weather barriers (e.g. Alps, Andes) , with distinction of rain, wind, etc. 3. Display of local thermal phenomena, such as winds (e.g. Föehn, Tramontana, Chinook),thunderstorm activity, etc. Our high resolution forecast are “live corrected, when applicable, with validated satellite feed observations Below you can see the operational areas covered by our high resolution weather models and the grid resolution applied. Weather model resolution applied depends on the area topography complexity.