FORECASTING WINTER PRECIPITATION FOR ATLANTA, GA

ROBERT G. BEEBE
1950 Monthly Weather Review  
An objective method is presented for predicting the occurrence of wint.er time precipitation during the 24-hour period beginning at 0730 EST at Atlanta, Ga. Variables measuring moisture, temperature advection, and flow pattern from the 850-and 700-mb. pressure charts are combined through the use of scatter diagrams to determine the forecast. On independent data and in actual use, these forecasts are compared with the official forecasts for the same time and periods. The results show decided
more » ... ts show decided improvement in accuracy and skill as well a8 fewer large errors.
doi:10.1175/1520-0493(1950)078<0059:fwpfag>2.0.co;2 fatcat:wmleb5uajncpjotwhykcu4vlti