In this page you can access WxRisk 30 day and seasonal forecasts which are considered to be cutting edge forecasts with respect to accuracy and ease of comprehension. You can also see samples of the Eastern Snowstorm Checklists which is unique among all forecasts/both government and private in analyzing and predicting major and significant Eastern U.S. weather winter storms.
30 Day Forecasts
The WxRisk.com 30 day forecast is a subscription service issued every Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning and covers the next five weeks across the CONUS (Continental U.S.) and southern Canada. The WxRisk.com 30 DAY is widely recognized as one of the best in the business with its weekly maps which depict areas of precipitation and temperatures. The weekly summaries are easy to read and the discussion is fairly in-depth for those wishing to understand how large scale atmospheric weather patterns will affect the CONUS over next 30 days. The WxRisk 30 day is used by Grain and Energy traders as well as those who have weather sensitive or weather dependent businesses.
Wxrisk.com seasonal forecasts are subscription services that cover the next 90 days and are usually issued at the beginning of every month, followed by a mid-month update. Seasonal forecasting over the last 15-20 years has made significant improvement in terms of accuracy and reliability. Qualified and skillful seasonal forecasters do not make "guesses" and do not issue forecasts that say "EQUAL CHANCES". That being said, seasonal forecasting is part Science and part Art. Some web sites and social media weather companies and sources only issue seasonal forecasts for the hurricane season or the winter. This often means that such seasonal forecasts are not being done on a regular basis which may impact the accuracy of their winter and /or hurricane predictions.
S.E.C.S ( The Significant East Coast Snowstorm Checklist)
WxRisk.com has long been a leader in significant major and historic East Coast snowstorms as well as snowstorms in the Midwest and the Deep South. The CHECKLIST is a subscription service that is activated when there is a threat of a Significant Winter storm east of the Mississippi River within the next 7 days.
The Checklist is available at two different levels. The first level is the BASIC service which is for the general public and lay person who wishes to get solid detailed and reliable snowstorm and winter storm information. It will include useful information about how much snow / Ice is expected to fall, best case and worse case scenarios, forecast uncertainties and other useful information.
The ADVANCED level is aimed at those with extensive detailed knowledge of weather and winter storms such as meteorologists, climatologists, weather hobbyists, and those who have extensive winter weather related business concerns. There is a lot of information in the Advanced level CHECKLIST such as upper air weather patterns, similarities to previous snowstorms, detailed model discussions, and various possible outcomes and uncertainties just to name a few.
Winter Storm Ratings
The snowstorm checklist evaluates winter storms based upon two different criteria. Rather than use an arbitrary none-scientific system of naming the winter storms, WxRisk.com uses two officially designated methods of ranking and describing winter storms in the U.S. There is a set standard for evaluating winter storms. For the East Coast of United States the standard is the NESIS system (Northeast Snowstorm Intensity Scale) .
For More information on NESIS please use this LINK
For the entire country east of the Rockies, The NCDC (National Climatic Data Center) has developed a regional snowstorm index based upon the last 100 years of weather history of varying snowstorms that have impacted the North Rockies and Plains, the Ohio Valley, the Upper Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast and the South.
For More information on RSI please use this LINK
WxRisk.com will be using BOTH the NESIS and RSI methods of evaluating Potential and actual Winter storms for the Winter of 2014-15.
For more information as to how winter storms are rated, click here