Case #1: 20150105: Midwest (~00-17 UTC)
Case #2: 20150125-27: Northeast US (~06 UTC 26 - 06 UTC 27 Jan 2015)
Case #3: 20160122-24: Northeast US
Case #4: 20150322: Midwest (~06-21 UTC)
15 min output
first 6-12 hours considered spin-up (tossed)
Ensemble members created through different initial conditions, physics parameterzations, also have used NARR and CFSR for BCs (analyses, rather than forecasts)
Stage IV, CoCoRaHs, COOP sites, Metars, and HADS (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hads/WhatIsHADS.html) observations
National snowfall analysis, http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/, the point of contact is Greg Fall (gregory.Fall@noaa.gov)
NDAS prepbufr files
RAP prepbufr files
NOHRSC? (new snowfall analysis)
NCEP radar mosaic data?
Cloud analyses? WWMCA?