Data Sets

(Updated 29 March 1996)

High Temperature Forecasts for Oklahoma City

This is the complete data set used in the paper by Brooks and Doswell. The overnight forecasts (i.e., 12-24 hour) for the next day's high temperature at Oklahoma City from the Model Output Statistics (MOS) from the Limited-Area Fine-mesh Model (LFM) and the Nested Grid Model (NGM) and the forecasts from the human beings at the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office at Norman, Oklahoma are given, along with the observed high temperature for that day. In the paper, Brooks and Doswell compared the forecasts with a persistence forecast. Thus, the extra day at the beginning of the data set and days after breaks in the data are included so that a persistence forecast can be calculated.

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