The team received this email today regarding the Forecast Rodeo
I am looking forward to the 'official' scores mid-month, but in the meantime, let's look at how we fared.
Here are the forecast that we provided the rodeo with on 4/04/17 for the period of 4/18-5/1.
Accumulated Precipitation in millimeters
Average Temperature in Celsius
A few different looks at the results...
Precipitation in inches
Temperature in Fahrenheit
Now...since the Western Region Climate Center doesn't extend into the Plains, I've included the complete US maps below. Otherwise, I'd have to include 2 of each from the High Plains & Southern regions.
Due to the difference in data, mm vs in & (C) vs (F), note the patterns instead...unless you are fine with converting each.
The evaluation criteria information for said rodeo is listed below...
So, with the above in mind, let's look at the CPC Weeks 3&4 forecast. Yes, I'm familiar that it's not the CFS Week 3&4, but I couldn't grab the archived forecast.
Precipitation Anomaly Forecast
Temperature Anomaly Forecast
The resulting anomalies...