Interpreting your forecast planner is easy once you understand how the information is configured and implemented. Steps on configuring your planner triggers and parameters for a stored location can be found here. After you’ve set up your specific weather thresholds, you are now ready to interpret your forecast planner.
At the top of your forecast, note a color-coded threat matrix. Depending on the thresholds you set these boxes will be colored green, yellow, or red. A legend is listed at the bottom of the planner, indicating the meaning of the green, yellow, and red thresholds, under your numeric values.
Green boxes represent weather conditions below your “caution” threshold. You can view this as “everything is good to go,” or fair weather.
Yellow boxes represent times of the day when users should be “on alert”. It indicates your weather conditions will be increasing and specific thresholds will likely be reached, remaining under the “critical value” range.
Red signifies you will likely experience inclement weather. With values shaded red, it is imperative you remain weather aware. Note the time of day and what specific weather conditions are anticipated to be breached.
Next, view the numerical values listed under the color-coded matrix. The values indicated will help you to understand the color-coded threat matrix better, and enhances your ability to note how much ice, snow, rain, you may experience or what directions the winds will be out of and how gusty they will be.
The following pages attached to the forecasts are meteograms. They are graphical representations of specific weather conditions, such as wind, wind direction, temperature, the probability of precipitation, and precipitation accumulation.
Once you have fully interpreted your planner, you are more likely to understand what to anticipate throughout your day, weekend, or week.