2002-2003 WINTER WEATHER VERIFICATION STATISTICS

WINTER STORM WATCHES:
Number of Watches issued: 235
Watches with an event: 135
Watches without an event: 100
Events without a Watch:  35
Events 170
Average Lead Time: 27 hours

 

WINTER STORM WARNINGS:
Number of Warnings issued: 218
Warnings with an event: 151
Warnings without an event 67
Events without a Warning: 19
Events 170
Average Lead Time: 13 hours

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES:
Number of Advisories issued: 346
Advisories with an event: 174
Advisories without an event: 172
Events without an Advisory: 44
Events: 218
Average Lead Time: 16 hours

 

HIGH WIND WATCHES:
Number of Watches issued: 11
Watches with an event: 3
Watches without an event: 8
Events without a Watch: 18
Events: 21
Average Lead Time: 16 hours

 

HIGH WIND WARNINGS:
Number of Warnings issued: 12
Warnings with an event: 5
Warnings without an event: 7
Events without a Warning: 16
Events: 21
Average Lead Time: 6 hours

 

WIND ADVISORIES:
Number of Advisories issued: 382
Advisories with an event: 215
Advisories without an event: 167
Events without an Advisory: 45
Events:  260
Average Lead Time: 11 hours

2003 COMPUTED STATISTICS FOR NWS TAUNTON

Abbreviations are as follows:

WSA - Winter Storm Watch HWA - High Wind Watch

WSW - Winter Storm Warning HWW - High Wind Warning

WXA - Winter Weather Advisory WAD - Wind Advisory
 

FAR - False Alarm Ratio POD - Probability of Detection 
WSA WSW WXA HWA HWW WAD
FAR 

(0% best)

43%  31% 50% 73% 58% 44%
POD

(100% best)

79% 89% 80% 14% 25% 83%

Questions or comments? Email Joseph.Dellicarpini@noaa.gov

These are preliminary statistics and are subject to change!