IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 25 August 2022

Area Forecast Discussions

Posted: 25 Aug 2022 05:30 AM

The IEM website has a massive archive of National Weather Service text products. Among these text products includes something called the Area Forecast Discussion (AFD), which is a technical narrative discussing some of the "inside-baseball" aspects of the weather forecast. The featured map presents the number of these products issued per weather forecast office so far this year. There's quite the variance between offices as each office has freedom to tailor the product to their partner's needs and some offices routinely update the product while others stick closer to twice per day issuance. You can find the most recent AFDs for Iowa' WFOs at the following links: Des Moines, Davenport, LaCrosse, Sioux Falls, and Omaha.

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