Identifying & Describing Weather Forecasting Methods & Types

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If I make the argument that the weather tomorrow will most likely be about the same as the weather today, what method of forecasting am I using?

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1. Which of these is most relevant to synoptic forecasting?

2. What is one of the major advantages of statistical forecasting over other methods?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on weather forecasting types and methods with this worksheet and quiz. You'll be tested on areas including a type of weather forecasting where you argue the weather will be the same tomorrow and synoptic forecasting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be covered:

  • Statistical forecasting
  • Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Method for forecasting inconsistent weather that isn't affected by large-scale patterns

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on weather forecasting types and methods
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding synoptic forecasting
  • Making connections - use what you know about statistical forecasting to understand the benefits it offers over other methods

Additional Learning

Learn more about weather with this lesson entitled Identifying & Describing Weather Forecasting Methods & Types, which will help you with the following:

  • The synoptic scale
  • Linear regression
  • Predictors
  • Forecast models
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