Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting Overview

Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting Overview
QPF Overview
  1. Recall the three main factors to use when composing a QPF.
  2. Explain which meteorological factors affect the quantitative part of QPF.
  3. Identify meteorological factors that affect precipitation intensity.
  4. Apply pattern recognition skills for anticipating precipitation.
  5. Anticipate the influences to QPF from both synoptic and mesoscale processes.
  6. Use soundings and the associated instability measures in QPFs.
  7. Explain the mechanisms of cell movement and propagation.
  8. Identify important impacts on QPF from propagation characteristics.
  9. Anticipate how jet dynamics may influence precipitation amount and distribution.
  10. Understand some of the unique aspects of tropical systems when composing QPF.