Extreme precipitation forecasts
Weather Impact partners with the Dutch Royal Meteorological Institute (KNMI) to develop an operational warning system for extreme precipitation. The warning system uses innovative statistical techniques on ensemble forecasts and radar nowcasts to generate a combined precipitation forecast at high resolution in place and time. According to the requirements of the specific user, a warning is generated if the forecasted precipitation exceeds the user–specific thresholds. Weather Impact investigates the user needs and performs a cost-loss analysis to optimise the warning system. In 2019 and the beginning of 2020, the warning system is set up. Hereafter, the warning system is tested during a one-year trial period.
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