policy statement Weather Analysis and Forecasting (Adopted by the AMS Council on 17 August 1998) The goal of the American Meteorological Society's does have increased by a factor of 5. Weather impacts (AMS) statement on weather forecasting is to provide virtually every citizen and industry in the country. An an overall summary of current weather forecast capa- estimated 90% of the public consult weather forecasts bilities to a broad range of users. More specific infor- once or twice a day. mation can be found in the AMS statements on flash Weather and hydrologic forecasts and warnings floods (Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 74, 1377), hurricane help the general public and industry plan a wide range tracking and forecasting (Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 74, of daily activities that are sensitive to the weather. 1377), and tornado forecasting and warning (Bull. Predictions, including watches and warnings relating Amer. Meteor. Soc., 78, 2659). to severe and hazardous weather and flood conditions, There has been a revolution in the accuracy and are utilized by emergency managers to protect lives utility of weather forecasts in the past several decades. and property and by industry to improve the efficiency Weather forecasts at all time ranges have
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 1998
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