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Accurate forecasting is serious business. People depend upon it.
Ever wonder why weather forecasts seem to be inaccurate so often? To best appreciate how difficult it is to predict the weather is to begin making forecasts. This project gives you the opportunity to do just that. By accessing an assortment of images and data, you'll be asked to forecast on a regular basis and determine the accuracy of the forecasts by comparing them with the actual observed data. Students will also complete specially constructed activities that introduce forecasting techniques meteorologists use to improve their accuracy.