WXCHALLENGE: KANSAS CITY
In this third and final e-portfolio assignment in Meteo 410, I'm continuing to discuss the WxChallenge.
This is a national collegiate competition, where students make
daily forecasts for high and low temperatures, maximum two-minute
sustained wind speed and total liquid precipitation. After the
five cities were completed, I finished around 200th place out of
approximately 1,000 students, not up to my expectations.
In forecasting for the first four cities of the contest, I quickly
realized how easy it is to mistakes and I made many. As you might
have guessed, I continued making mistakes for the last city of
this semester's contest: Kansas City, Missouri. For this e-portfolio assignment,
I'll discuss a low temperature error I made for Kansas City on December 2,
2008. Then, I'll provide some insight and analysis as to what I
have done better, as well as the important lessons I learned.
First, though, let's examine Kansas City's climatology which always
when trying to predict the actuals.
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