A day in my life as a forecaster at the NWS in Fort Worth

A little over a decade ago, I was a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.  Prior to forecasting for North Texas, I was a tropical forecaster at the National Hurricane Center… my first full-time professional position after I completed my master’s degree in 1998.   I loved working in Miami, but my scientific interests […]

A few thoughts on forecast techniques & forecast variance

Friday 2/12… For the sake of conversation, I wanted to share some thoughts about forecast variance (i.e., the tendency for forecasts to vary from one meteorologist to another), forecast advancements, and forecast techniques. It goes without saying that atmospheric prediction is *extremely* difficult and time consuming. During an active pattern, a forecast for a 36-hour […]

A Brief History of Weather Forecasting

The Weather Bureau, now known as the National Weather Service, was established on February 9, 1870 by the 41st United States Congress and signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.  On March 29, 1870, the new weather forecasting service was officially assigned to the U.S. Army Signal Service within the Department of War and given the […]