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An Operational Ingredients-Based Methodology
for Forecasting Winter Season
MidLatitude Precipitation


Suzanne Wetzel Seemann
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Scott Bachmeier
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jonathan E. Martin
Associate Professor, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison



Much of the material on this website has been taken from Suzanne Wetzel's M.S. thesis at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Wetzel, 2000). You may download a postscript or pdf version of the thesis on the Thesis Access Page.


Wetzel, S.W., and J.E. Martin, 2001: An operational ingredients-based methodology for forecasting mid-latitude winter season precipitation. Weather and Forecasting, 16, 156-167.

View the paper as: pdf or online text


Read our reply to Schultz et al.'s comments:

Wetzel, S.W., and J.E. Martin, 2002: Reply, Weather and Forecasting, 17, 168-171.

View the paper as: pdf or online text



Slides from Suzanne's presentation "An operational ingredients-based methodology for forecasting midlatitude winter season precipitation" at the AMS/NWA 5th Annual High Plains Conference (North Platte, NE):

Download the slides as: power point
Please email Suzanne if you download these slides.



This material has been the subject of a VISITview teletraining program presented during the winter seasons 2000-2002 by Scott Bachmeier for NWS offices nationwide. For more information, see the Winter Ingredients VISITview page.



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Last modified: Friday 1 February 2002 by Suzanne Wetzel Seemann
swetzel@ssec.wisc.edu