Writing a forecast discussion can be one of the more mundane tasks that a forecaster undertakes each day. It is a useful tool that allows the forecaster to sort out his thoughts and share them with colleagues. Some forecasters elevate that product from a tool to an art form. Some choose to write eloquent essays that truly represent the state of the science. Some choose to inject their own personality into the wording. Whatever the reason, these are some of the best we've come across. They represent particularly excellent work - scientific or comedic. These are presented untouched where possible, but some may have been edited before we came across them. Of course, not all of the products here are forecast discussions. Sometimes, other products can be significant or humorous, too. If you see a discussion you think is worthy, please contact email@example.com.
You might also be interested in my friend Mike's collection of humorous discussions.
|AFDAMA||0946Z 01 NOV 2005||One of the best poems ever written||AFDBMX||1948Z 06 OCT 2006||Humorous|
|AFDLCH||0747Z 24 SEPT 2006||Touching hurricane discussion||AFDLOT||2345Z 03 FEB 2004||"ETA ON DRUGS"|
|NPWLIX||1550Z 28 AUG 2005||The now-infamous chilling Katrina discussion||
||AFDLOT||2039Z 30 SEPT 2005||The great goodbye|
|TCDAT1||0900Z 23 JUL 2005
||FRANKLIN...THE STORM...NOT THE FORECASTER||RERDAB||2201Z 03 JAN 2008||Record snowfall in Daytona Beach|
|AFDLOT||1058Z 01 SEP 2009||Another classic poem||AFDLCH||0110Z 04 FEB 2011||Other duties as assigned (submitted by Robert Deal)|
|TCDAT2 1 2||OCT 2002
||Hurricane Kyle just wouldn't die. (submitted by Jill)
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||Hurricane Epsilon wouldn't die either (submitted by Jill)|
24 DEC 1995
24 DEC 1996
|Forecaster Moore celebrates Christmas in AFOS products the only way you can. (submitted by Tony Cristaldi)||AFDOHX||18 MAR 2012||Someone at WFO Nashville needs to step away from the keyboard for a bit.|
|AFDAFC||0030Z 27 AUG 2012||A very long term forecast (submitted by Ian Blaylock)||TCDAT1||1300Z 21 SEP 2012||I'm a sucker for Star Trek jokes (submitted by Jill)|
|PREEPD||1342Z 25 OCT 2012||The storm that kicked off the "Frankenstorm" craze||AFDMPX||0959Z 2 FEB 2013||It's...GROUNDHOG DAYYYYY!|
|AFDIND||1948Z 10 NOV 2009||My friend $$ NIELD pays homage to the Edmund Fitzgerald||AFDSEW||1202Z 16 NOV 2012||An "Airplane!" reference is the quickest way to my heart.|
|AFDRIW||2040Z 17 JUN 2013||DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Chris (Hattings)||AFDBVT||2043 19 SEP 2013||Pirates be boarding WFO Burlington (submitted by Michael Muccilli)|
|AFDLOT||1937Z 22 SEP 2013||IZZI writes poetry on a beautiful Autumnal Equinox (submitted by Derrick Snyder)||AFDAFC||1245Z 04 OCT 2013||A forecaster sends a subtle message about the government shutdown. (submitted by many)|
|AFDBRO||2008Z 24 DEC 2013||Brownsville is keeping an eye open for the Big Guy||AFDLUB||2106Z 24 DEC 2013||'Twas the forecast before Christmas|
|AFDAJK||1401Z 13 MAY 2014||Dating the models (submitted by Celeste)||SFDDEN||0155Z 16 JUN 1994||Holmes and Rubble have a poetry fight (submitted by Tanja Fransen)|
|AFDEAX||1732Z 29 WED 2014||The first letters spell out a hopeful, but futile sports wish.||AFDAMA||2103Z 08 NOV 2014||SUPER FRIGID TERRIFYING POLAR EXPRESS STORM VORTEX SNOWPOCALYPSE|
One man has made such an impression that he deserves his own set of entries. Known as "ISIXTYFIVE", he wrote discussions that may never be equalled.
|SFDBHM||0330Z 18 JAN 1994||Beavis and Butt-head||
||SFDBHM||2354Z 14 FEB 1995||Animals in the forecast|
|SFDBHM||0917Z 12 OCT 1997||Star Trek discussion||
||SFDBHM||2111Z 29 JAN 1998||Pretty normal...til the end|
|SFDBHM||0900Z 25 FEB 1998||Hollywood's newest release||
||SFDBHM||0800Z 14 APR 1998||80's flashback|
|SFDBHM||2011Z 31 MAY 1999||Star Wars discussion|
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