to bring its evaluation of the recommendation to a speedy and positive conclusion.

Uncertainty Champion

Finding 9:12 Incorporating uncertainty in forecasts will require not only the attention, but also the advocacy of NWS management. Given the scope of this challenge, the level of effort involved will demand a “champion” within the NWS leadership—an individual who can effectively organize and motivate NWS resources and engage the resources and expertise of the entire Enterprise.

There is recent precedent for such an approach at NWS, admittedly at a more technical level: the NWS WRF model coordinator is to implement the WRF program.

Recommendation 9: NWS should dedicate executive attention to coordinating the estimation and communication of uncertainty information within NWS and with Enterprise partners.


 See Section 1.5.

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