The program consists of 2 main concepts over a period of 2 weeks

Week 1 : Introduction and Concepts : using weather maps, weather station data, radar and satellite only, no computer models! This will develop your skill in predicting trends and using physical reasoning, and is the way all forecasts were done until the 1970’s.

Week 2 : Forecasting : using the skills you learned above, in addition to the computer model forecasts. Despite immense sophistication and decades of development, the computer models still do not produce perfect results. Modern forecasters rely on their experience with observed trends in combination with computer forecasts (which they call ‘guidance’) to produce their best predictions. You will get a flavor of this.