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Domain 9: Central South America
Chile, Central and Northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil
Graphics use 1° GFS Model Output

Terrain elevation in meters above sea level. Source: GFS0.25°(NOMADS-NOAA).

Identification of Surface Fronts - FRONT.CMD
Highlights the positions surface fronts based on horizontal gradients of thickness and dewpoint in the lower troposphere, and precipitable water to a lesser extent. If present, surface fronts are usually positioned in the warm edge of the gradient (thick black contours).
Potential for severity and hail - GR02T.CMD
GR02T highlights regions with the potential for severe weather using shades of color, and specifically, detects a potential for hail where colored boxes appear inside colored contours.
Potential for severity and hail - GR02.CMD
Highlights regions with the potential for severe convection, and specifically hail in Central South America. The potential increases when red (fuscia) contours appear with red (fuscia) boxes inside.
Enhanced GDI and flow - EGDI.CMD
Very similar to the GDI, the Enhanced GDI (EGDI) diagnoses the potential for convection and rainfall accumulations. Loops include low- and upper-tropospheric flow and other variables to evaluate if atmospheric dynamics are favorable for triggering and/or sustaining convection.
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Note: These algorithms are only forecast tools, not official forecasts. For information on the algorithms, click on the red text.

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