Amatuer Weather Forcasting
Name: Catherine M. B.
I studied meteorology many years ago, but never really
learned to forecast. I would like to "get back into" forecasting as a hobby.
I am aware of a lot of web sites that contain satellite imagery, current
weather maps, etc. But is there a web site that gives a reasonably
detailed but plain-language "map discussion" of the current North American
weather? Or is there some other site or resource you would recommend for
someone who wants to learn more about forecasting?
Here is a good link for discussion of the map features for the next 24
hours. It is an official product of the Hydrometeorological Prediction
Center, one of the 9 centers of the National Center for Environmental
Prediction, which is an agency of the National Weather service.
For other discussions, including quantitative precipitation discussions,
heavy snow discussions, extended forecast discussion, and model diagnostic
discussions, see this link:
Good luck on your forecasting endeavors..!
Wendell Bechtold, meteorologist
Forecaster, National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, St Louis, MO
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Update: June 2012