What are the sources of data used in WeatherPlanner’s forecast process?
WeatherPlanner depends on several sources for information: its own proprietary scientific technology, international weather services, and the National Weather Service (NWS).
WeatherPlanner depends on several sources for information: its own proprietary scientific technology, international weather services, and the National Weather Service (NWS). WeatherPlanner uses historic weather information as part of its forecasting process and maintains one of the most extensive forecast databases ever assembled by a private weather company. Our greatest source of information is from the National Weather Service and National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) which provides WeatherPlanner with data for the U.S. and international data. This information includes historical and current temperature values, precipitation and snowfall amounts, and satellite and radar intelligence. For locations outside the U.S., WeatherPlanner relies on many meteorological services from other countries.
The NWS sets the standard for all weather companies for data collection that all other meteorological services seek to emulate. NWS's responsibilities fall into many areas which include collecting weather observations from sites around the country, developing and monitoring sophisticated weather models, and providing storm warnings and advisory services for the public. The NWS also makes its data available to the public and WeatherPlanner uses this service to further interpret the information.