AOSS 202 Weather Forecasting Project

James C. Knapp, Jr.
AOSS 202
Prof. Perry Samson
April 13, 1998

From 30 March 1998 through 3 April 1998, I forecasted the weather for the city of Flint, MI. I analyzed maps, charts, radar summaries, etc. on each of those days to come up with a logical forecast for the following day. You can view these forecasts, as well as how accurate they turned out to be, by following the links below.

From 31 March thorugh 4 April, I spent the afternoons analyzing the actual weather conditions as they developed, to see how accurate my forecast was compared to weather events unfolding. This allowed me to check my predictions for wind speed and direction at noon. Click here to view the site from which those data were obtained every afternoon.

From 1 April through 5 April, I gathered the weather summary from the previous day, to see how accurate my forecast was in terms of temperature, precipitation, etc. These data were gathered from

The afternoon data and the daily summaries can all be viewed in the weather log for each day, a link to which is located at the end of each day's page. Links to those pages can be found below.

Here is the midwest surface summary from Monday, the date I made me first forecast:

And here is how the nation looked on Sunday, after the last day of the project:

To view the events that transpired in between (as well as my predictions about those events), view each day from the list below:

  • Tuesday, March 31, 1998
  • Wednesday, April 1, 1998
  • Thursday, April 2, 1998
  • Friday, April 3, 1998
  • Saturday, April 4, 1998

    Visit the AOSS 202 Web Page.

    Visit my personal web page.

    AOSS 202 Weather Project/ Flint, MI/ Jim Knapp, Jr.