HOW DO THESE NUMBERS COMPARE TO RECENT YEARS?

The table below show the severe weather verification statistics for NWS Taunton from 1997 through 2000.

Year Total Severe Events FAR POD CSI
Best Score 0% 100% 100%
1997 99 42% 75% 51%
1998 122 32% 77% 59%
1999 110 37% 71% 52%
2000 115 23% 75% 62%

HOW DO THESE NUMBERS COMPARE REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY?

The tables below compare the severe weather verification statistics for NWS Taunton with those averaged for all offices in NWS's Eastern Region and across the country.

1997 NWS Taunton Eastern Region All NWS
Total Events 99 2892 17,424
FAR 42% 38% 50%
POD 75% 78% 82%
CSI 51% 53% 45%
1998
Total Events 122 5312 24,244
FAR 32% 33% 48%
POD 77% 85% 84%
CSI 59% 60% 47%
1999
Total Events 110 3,232 19,542
FAR 37% 33% 47%
POD 71% 81% 82%
CSI 52% 58% 48%
2000
Total Events 116 4,102 21,406
FAR 23% 37% 45%
POD 75% 82% 84%
CSI 62% 55% 50%