Weather Forecasting, Forecast Tools & Techniques
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U.S. Geographic Regions
How well do you know your geography? Learning these geographic locations, and the weather of each, will help you better understand national forecasts - and may even prepare you for the geobee!
How To Speak "Forecasting"
Weather forecasts are meant to inform the public, but they’re not always communicated in a straightforward manner. Make sure you know what your forecast is telling you.
Daily High and Low Temperatures
Learn more about daily high and low temperatures, including the time of day when each can occur.
Learn the difference between short range, medium range, long range, and outlook forecasts.
Z Time Explained
Learn about Z time, including how it differs from other 24-hour clocks, and how to calculate.
Winter Weather - Difficult Weather to Forecast
Ever wonder why winter weather forecasts seem less accurate than say, forecasting rain? Forecast difficulties, including precipitation type and amount, are discussed.
The National Weather Service Has Issued...
Get acquainted with the family of National Weather Service agencies responsible for issuing forecasts in the U.S.
Learn to Forecast
Resources to help you learn how to make a forecast.
Using Upper Air Charts to Issue a Forecast
These 5 weather charts are essential to understanding how the current and forecast atmosphere is behaving.
Numerical Weather Prediction
A history of how mathematics earned a place in weather forecasting.
Forecast models are a meteorologist's friend, but tend to be total strangers to everyone else. Learn what they are, how they work and are used, and which are currently run in North America.