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forecast

a statement of probable future weather conditions calculated from meteorological data

forecast

[′fȯr‚kast]
(meteorology)
A statement of expected future meteorological occurrences.
(statistics)
To assess the magnitude that a quantity will have at a specified time in the future. Also known as predict.

forecast

A statement of expected meteorological conditions for a specified time or period, and for a specified area or a portion of airspace (ICAO). It includes terminal and en route weather, wind velocity at various heights, cloud amounts and types, visibility, precipitation, ice formation, barometric pressure, and any other significant weather condition that may affect the flight.
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It also helps you understand why individual forecasts were off in any period.
Ongoing interviews and market analyses during the first quarter of 2000 confirm the previously forecast slowdown for this year and the overall contraction of casting sales despite continued strength in some major markets.
They contend that since conditions in the Pacific are critical, long-range forecasts need not start off with a model that includes a sophisticated atmosphere.
One of the new design features - forecasts for eight major hub airports around the world - will mirror the design and detail of the national issue.
One of marketing's toughest assignments right now is to come up with an accurate sales forecast for next year.
This area is going to become increasingly important for medium- and extended-range predictions," says Tim Palmer, who heads the predictability section of the world's top forecasting office, the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts in Reading, England.
The newly published reports feature in-depth business forecasts for various countries.
Forecasts are from 2008 to 2013, including 2007-year historical data.
Surveys of Chinese 34 major steel mills, including 2005 production as well as 2005-2010 capacity forecasts for Pig Iron, Crude Steel, HR, CR, M-H Plate, GI and Coated.