Learn about Multi-hazard, Impacts-based, Weather Forecasts

The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of a new 7-minute video on YouTube titled, "Using Multi-hazard, Impacts-based Forecast and Warning Services". This lesson uses a heavy rain situation in Barbados to demonstrate the use of Multi-hazard, Impacts-based, Forecast and Warning Services. The lesson is part of the larger Weather Ready Nations effort.

Using a heavy rain situation in Barbados, this video will demonstrate the use of Multi-hazard, Impacts-based Forecast and Warning Services. The demonstration will show an evolution of the forecast in the 3-, 2-, and 1-day lead time periods. The rainfall case is based loosely on 2018's Tropical Storm Kirk, although the name and specific details of the storm are not used.

The intended audience is forecasters, emergency managers and other critical decision makers. The lesson should also appeal to students and members of the general public with an interest in impacts-based forecasting.


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Source: COMET, a branch of the UCAR and NOAA’s NWS