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Enhanced GDI and flow - EGDI.CMD
The Enhanced Galvez-Davison Index (EGDI) is very similar to the GDI, and diagnoses the potential for convection and rainfall amounts. These loops include the low- (1000-850hPa) and upper-tropospheric (400-200hPa) flow and upper divergence (400-200hPa), to evaluate weather systems and regions with dynamics favorable for ascent. Low-level (1000-700hPa) moisture flux divergence/convergence diagnoses surface triggers in moist environments.
Trade Wind Inversion - TWIN.CMD
TWIN diagnoses the height of the lowest-lying thermal inversion inversion in shaded colors and the strength of the inversion using boxes. Larger boxes indicate a stronger inversion. No boxes but colors indicate some stability but not an inversion per se. Dark gray indicates little stability below 600 hPa and a higher potential for vertical mixing and convection. This tool includes the mid-level flow (700-400hPa) to evaluate ridges/troughs and their evolution; and high GDI values in contours to evaluate where the warm and moist environments and convection are.
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 over a color shaded area. Includes 500 hPa temperatures as values < -8°C tend to favor hail when the algorithms shows the potential. Also includes upper jets and 925-850 hPa low-level flow to find low-level jets.
Identification of Surface Fronts - FRONT.CMD
FRONT helps to identify surface fronts in subtropical and extra tropical locations. 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).

Note: These algorithms are only forecast tools, not official forecasts.

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