Some results of a nationwide survey of National Weather Service forecasters with regard to probability forecasting in general and precipitation probability forecasting in particular are summarized. Specifically, the questionnaire which was used in the survey, the participants in the survey (i.e., the forecasters), and the nature of the results are briefly described, and some recommendations based upon these results are presented.

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Footnotes

1 Supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Atmospheric Sciences Section) under Grants GA-31735 and GA-41232.

2 On leave and visiting the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria (September 1974–March 1975).

3 The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

4 On leave and visiting the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria (July 1973 to January 1974), and the Department of Statistics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. (February–August 1974).