EVENTS TO POST ANALYZE
METEOROLOGIST JEFF HABY
Events that are popular to post analyze are tornado events, severe weather events, hurricanes and winter storm events. Any unusual event
to the forecast area is also popular to analyze. This is done by saving model images and analysis charts before and during the event. Radar,
satellite, Skew-T data, MOS data, and other relevant data can also be saved. Once the event is over, these data can be referred back to. This
is a good educational opportunity to learn reasons why a forecast went well or had challenges. It is the “big events” such as tornado events,
hurricane events, severe storm events and winter storm events when the general public is going to take an exponentially higher interest in
the weather. Thus it is a good idea to focus on forecasting these events well. These are the forecasts and verifications that are most
likely to be remembered by the general public. Successfully forecasting these events can launch a forecast career especially if a track
record a several successful forecasts of big events can be established.
Much of forecasting though is day to day type forecasting. Getting good with forecasting the high temperature, low temperature, temperature
trend and precipitation threat are important also to establishing a successful forecast career. Performing a post analysis on typical
weather days is also important to learning about the intricacies of the forecast region.