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the Short Range Forecast
|12 and 24 hr progs
||0430Z (Night Shift)
||1630Z (Day Shift)
|36 and 48 hr progs
||0730Z (Night Shift)
||1930Z (Day Shift)
|18 and 30 hr progs
||0900Z (Night Shift)
||2100Z (Day Shift)
||0715Z (Night Shift)
||1915Z (Day Shift)
About These Products
|The "Basic Weather"
forecaster is responsible for preparing the 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, and 48
hour surface progs (forecasts). These progs are issued twice a day based
on output from the 00Z and 12Z model runs. Emphasis is placed on
the subjective modification of numerical guidance, especially with regard
to timing and placement of coded fronts, high and low pressure systems
and instantaneous precipitation (coverage and type). The primary aim is
to accurately depict the evolution of major weather systems that will affect
the continental U.S. during the next two (2) days.
Please note that the transmission space limits the NFDPMDSPD narrative to
40 lines, thus this message is necessarily short and sometimes may not
discuss significant weather conditions over the entire continental U.S.
in detail and may not be able to get into as much technical detail as
users may like.
If you have any questions or comments about these or any of our products,
we would like to hear from you.
Click here to send mail to the WPC.
February 9, 2001