IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 08 April 2013

Precip Forecasts

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 05:41 AM

The NAM forecast model runs four times per day with each run producing a forecast out a number of days. The featured chart presents the summation of the 96 hour precipitation forecast for a model grid cell near Ames and then the departure from what was reported by the airport weather sensor. For most of the winter season, the model has overestimated precipitation. The current forecast has Ames getting nearly an inch over the next few days.

Good = 27
Bad = 4