What is Forecast Verification?

The Verification Team of the Digital Forecast Services Branch develops and maintains systems to collect and assess the quality of a variety of NWS public and aviation forecasts, including forecasts from the National Digital Forecast Database. We provide NWS management and the public with information about the skill and accuracy of various forecast products. New techniques for verifying forecasts and displaying results are investigated. Specialized studies are conducted as needed to support service assessments carried out by other NWS organizations.

Additional Verification Resources

Contact Verification

For further information about the current state of MDL's Forecast Verification initiatives, please contact John.L.Wagner@noaa.gov.