This is an interactive tool that allows users to calculate the skill of forecasts, which is a relative measure of how the forecasts performed. Knowledge of forecast skill can help users when using forecasts for decision making.

Instructions for use:

  1. Select type of skill score output display desired ("Chart" or "Map").
  2. Select Forecast and Verification Options.
  3. For "Chart", select region(s) to verify ("Climate Regions","States","Climate Divisions"). For "Map", select dates(s) to verify ("Date Range","Months/Seasons & Years","Climate Phenomena").
  4. Click the "Get Scores" button.

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Options

Forecast options
  • Field [ ? ]
  • Period [ ? ]
  • Lead time [ ? ] 8 days
    Lead time [ ? ] 11 days
    Lead time [ ? ]
    0.5 Month (Official)
    0 Month (Revised)
    Lead time [ ? ]
    Lead time [ ? ]
  • Data format [ ? ]
    Data format [ ? ]
  • Forecast(s)
    (Select up to 4) [ ? ]
    CPC Official (Manual)
    CPC Official (Auto)
    Select forecast models
    Forecast(s)
    (Select up to 4) [ ? ]
    CPC Official (Manual)
    Forecast(s)
    (Select up to 4) [ ? ]
    CPC Official (Manual)
    Forecast Models
    SMLR OCN
    CCA CFS
    Forecast(s)
    (Select up to 4) [ ? ]
    CPC Official (Manual)
Verification options
  • Start date [ ? ]
    Start date [ ? ]
  • End date [ ? ]
    End date [ ? ]
  • Region(s) [ ? ]
  • Skill Score [ ? ]
  • Forecast categories
    [ ? ]

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Select region(s) to verify

You can click on any region to select/unselect it for verification. To just verify the default regions (CONUS) click "Revert to CONUS".

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Please select options from the form

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Warnings and Errors

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Information

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