...NWS Product & Service Highlight...

The National Weather Service provides many weather products and services for informational, decision making, and safety purposes.  In the coming weeks, we will highlight specific products that you may find useful.


Short Term Forecast


Short term forecast are issued by the National Weather Service on an event driven basis to relay non-routine information. Primarily, short term forecast are issued to describe the locations, movement and character of precipitation. 

Short term forecast answer the "what", "where", and "when" of the event in more specific and timely detail.  This includes describing the strength of a approaching storms, referencing specific cities in the path of a storm, and providing the anticipated time of arrival.

Short term forecast are useful for determining...
  •  when and where it will rain,
  • the strength of approaching storms
  • will fog affect the morning commute


Short term forecast can be found on the web and heard on NOAA Weather Radio.


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