Graphic developed by: Dan Bramer

"Look for hazy skies with afternoon thunderstorms and a high of 95 degrees." Weather forecasts, such as this one, provide critical information about the weather to come. In severe weather situations, short-term forecasts and warnings can help save lives and protect property. It is vital that weather forecasts be as accurate as possible because so many people depend upon them. This module introduces forecast methods and the numerous factors one must consider when attempting to make an accurate forecast. The Weather Forecasting module has been organized into the following sections:

Last Update: 07/21/97
Forecasting Methods
Different forecasting methods for different weather scenarios.

Surface Features
Important surface features to consider when making a forecast.

Forecasting Temperatures
Factors to consider when forecasting day and nighttime temperatures.

Forecasting Precipitation
Factors to consider when forecasting precipitation.

Those who contributed to the development of this module.

The navigation menu (left) for this module is called "Weather Forecasting" and the menu items are arranged in a recommended sequence, beginning with this introduction. In addition, this entire web server is accessible in both "graphics" and "text"-based modes, a feature controlled from the blue "User Interface" menu (located beneath the black navigation menus). More information about the user interface options, the navigation system, or WW2010 in general is accessible from About This Server.

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Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.