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If you are not already an FET user, please register here.

Registration allows you full access to all the webtool features. In exchange, we may contact you for feedback about the usability of the webtool, the desirability of additional features, and your use of the webtool in making resource management decisions. We also appreciate any comments you may send us about the webtool as you are using it.

Privacy Policy

Personal information about users of the Forecast Evaluation Tool is stored in our database and made available only to project administrators. Personal information will not be made public or otherwise released to any third party. Although we may identify public agencies, we will not identify individual offices, or personnel within an agency. Statistics regarding data usage and analyses activities, which do not contain personal information about users, may be published or otherwise used by project administrators. Monitoring information will also be used to evaluate the efficiency and reliability of our webtools.

Welcome to the Forecast Evaluation Tool 1.0!

Have you ever wondered how "good" climate forecasts are for your location and potential use? Have you wanted help understanding the forecasts? Have you ever wanted to look at historical and recent climate observations, in a way that is consistent with the terms used in climate forecasts? Have you wanted to access older climate forecasts? If so, then the FET can help! The FET provides a variety of helpful information about climate forecasts, and lets you explore and evaluate climate forecasts using interactive graphical tools, maps, and charts.

To be able to utilize or even view the Java-based tools on this site, your browser must be properly configured and your computer system must satisfy the requirements listed below.

System Requirements:

FET works the best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Interner Explorer, and Google Chrome. Full use of the Forecast Evaluation Tool requires the Sun JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) in addition to Internet Explorer version 7 or newer, Mozilla Firefox version 2.0.0 or newer, Google Chrome Release or newer, Apple Safari 2.0 or newer.
Installation and configuration help.

Note: Please check the label below to see if you already have java installed and enabled in your browser.

Note: The NOAA National Climatic Data Center corrects historical observations when errors are discovered. This can change results from the Forecast Evaluation Tool.

The Forecast Evaluation Tool is a product of several research programs, and support from the National Weather Service, including:

CLIMAS: The Climate Assessment for the Southwest Project, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Global Programs.
The NWS Climate Services Division
CLIMATE TEST BED: funded by the National Weather Service, NOAA
GAPP: The GEWEX Americas Prediction Project, funded by the NOAA Office of Global Programs.
SAHRA: The Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Area Science and Technology Center, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
HyDIS: (The Hydrologic Data and Information System): Funded by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA).
EOSDIS Synergy: Funded by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) through Raytheon.

For comments about forecasts, contact Holly Hartmann: hollyoregon@juno.com
For comments about this website, contact the FET Team: fet_team@cals.arizona.edu