What is the Local 3-Month Temperature Outlook (L3MTO)

What is the Local 3-Month Temperature Outlook

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What is the Local 3-Month Temperature Outlook?  The L3MTO provides probabilistic local forecasts of 3-month
average daily temperatures for thirteen consecutive 3-month periods (January-February-March, February-March-April,
March-April-May, etc.).

The L3MTO is currently available for approximately 1500 sites nationwide with the capability to expand up to 4000 sites.

Users can request additional sites through their local National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO).
This product extends the Climate Prediction Center’s (CPC) national 3-Month Temperature Outlook to specific local sites
and is released simultaneously with the national product on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

The easiest place to find it is at their website: http://w2.weather.gov/climate/l3mto.php

I never used to care about the weather, but I find as I get more responsibilities the more I need data to make decisions. KNowing what the weather is going to be changes my work plan for the day. I am not going to march cadets out in the freezing rain, and I am not going to try to do a lot of physical labor in 110 degree weather.

It is true that the longer out a forecast is the less accurate it is, but trends are important to, and this gives them.

Local 3-Month Temperature Outlook Fact Sheet

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