COPY THIS AND HANG IT ON THE WALL OR PUT IN INTO A NOTEBOOK:
SO YOU WANT TO FORECAST THE PRECIPITATION TYPE FOR EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY!
1. Click on this: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/gfslamp/statebull.shtml
on the state you wish to forecast the hourly PRECIPITATION TYPE.
3. I have selected New York State. We will select Albany, New York
4. To decode the information, click this:
7. COPY THIS AND HANG IT ON THE WALL OR PUT IN INTO A NOTEBOOK:
The 14TH line DOWN ON THE LEFT is TYPE. This is the Type of Precipitation expected for each hour of the day. This lists the forecasted Precipitation type for each hour for the next 24 hours. Pretty simple.
This is how it is decoded:
S= Pure snow or snow grains
Z= Freezing rain/drizzle, ice pellets or anything mixed with freezing precipitation
R= Pure rain or rain mixed with snow
X= Forecast is missing for this hour.