A new COMET lesson, Interpreting and Communicating EPS Guidance: Germany Winter Event, has now been published on the MetEd* website.
This 45-minute lesson briefly introduces learners to the benefits of using probabilistic forecast information to assess weather, and communicate forecast uncertainties.
Learners will explore a winter weather event in Germany and practice synthesising deterministic and probabilistic forecast guidance to better understand forecast uncertainties based on lead-time. Additionally, learners will decide how to best communicate the potential weather threats and impacts to local end users.
The lesson is another component of the Forecast Uncertainty: EPS Products, Interpretation, and Communication distance learning course.
The intended audience for the new course includes national and international forecasters, upper-level meteorology students, and decision-makers who regularly receive specialised communications from weather agencies.
The course was created as an outcome of the Eumetcal EPS working group and is a collaboration between MSC, COMET, ECMWF, AEMET, SMHI and Manchester University. For information on how this collaboration came about, see: Developing training resources for probabilistic forecasting.