Weather Forecast Procedures and Products


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When looking at weather forecasting, what are we really predicting?

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1. How do Numerical Weather Prediction models work?

2. Which of these is not one of the purposes of the post-processing phase in NWP forecasting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about weather forecasting processes and tools with this worksheet and quiz. You'll be quizzed on topics that include what is actually predicted from weather forecasting and the function of Numerical Weather Prediction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be considered on the quiz:

  • The post-processing phase in NWP
  • Medium-range predictions
  • What is the desired result of long-range forecasting

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Numerical Weather Prediction as a model for forecasting
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as medium-range and long-range forecasting
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on weather forecasting processes and tools

Additional Learning

In the lesson named Weather Forecast Procedures and Products, you can review the following areas of study:

  • Ensemble modeling
  • Three phases of Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Programs used in medium-range forecasting