“The 18z NAM model is out and shows a lot of rain!”

Woah, Woah…. wait a minute. 18 “z” WHAT?

Zulu Time Zone is often used in aviation and the military as another name for UTC +0. Zulu Time Zone is also commonly used at sea between longitudes 7.5° West and 7.5° East. Zulu Time is also commonly used on weather models!

Time Conversion

Most global weather models run four times a day:
06z | overnight – 2:00 a.m. EDT
12z | morning – 8:00 a.m. EDT
18z | afternoon – 2:00 p.m. EDT
0z | evening – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Some websites show the time conversion in EST or EDT, however, some only show Zulu Time. Zulu time resets to 0z at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Now you know what “Zulu” Time is in Eastern Time!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.



The New Nor'easter Nick Exclusive Daily Forecast Email Subscription!

Get the forecast for your backyard right to your inbox every morning!

No more waiting for Facebook, no more searching around - Your weather forecast, by me in your email every morning all for one low yearly cost.