A More Nuanced View from the Weather Service

Monday, 8 April 2013 | Weather

The National Weather Service is the go-to resource for most weather information, but the public forecasts tend to be a bit constrained by the need to communicate simply and briefly.

For those of you looking for a more in-depth and nuanced perspective on upcoming weather, the Forecast Discussion section of the local NWS websites can be quite instructive. It can also be quite instructional for learning meteorological terms — most of the obscure ones are hyperlinked to definitions so you can understand what the forecaster is talking about.

You might have a look at both the LaCrosse Forecast Discussion and the Sullivan (Milwaukee) version. The former is sometimes more useful here in Madison since LaCrosse is “meteorologically upstream” of us.

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