Know the Infrastructure for Climate Data and Services Understand Climate Variability and Change and Apply to Local Services Understand the Basis and Methodologies of CPC Products Use NOAA Climate Products and Tools in Local Climate Services Apply Climate Information to Decision Support, Partnership, and Communication Understand Principles for Conducting Timely, Accurate, and Consistent Climate Data Observations and the Broad Range of Their Applications Operational Climate Services Climate Variability Advanced Climate Variability Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) IDSS
PCU 3: Understand the Basis and Methodologies of CPC Products Producer: Mike Halpert, NWS Climate Prediction Center, and Stephen Baxter, AFS Climate Services Training need: NWS field staff must understand, interpret, and deliver CPC products and services at the local level. This information is needed to maximize the effectiveness of customer outreach in providing climate-based decision support services. NWS local office staff needs to be able to connect weather events with climate variability and trends.
Training objective: NWS field staff will be able to correctly locate and interpret the CPC product suite, including outlooks and monitoring products. They will also need to explain the basis of the CPC forecast techniques and communicate the performance characteristics of the tools and forecasts.
Specific Job Task Skills and Knowledge:
Please note, updated modules for each instructional component are in development.Instructional Component 3.1: CPC Extended-Range Outlooks (6- to 10-Day and 8- to 14-Day)
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