NOAA's NWS National Performance Measures
FY 2010 – FY 2016

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”

* Performance measures that are highlighted in red missed target goal for FY-10.


“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”

*Performance measures that are highlighted in red missed target goal for FY-10.

**U.S. Seasonal Temperature will be an OAR GPRA performance measure only, starting in FY-12.


Tornado Warnings

* 1996 - 2007 Tornado Warnings used County-Based Methodology.

** 2008 - Present Tornado Warnings use new Storm-Based Methodology.

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”


Flash Flood Warnings

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”

* 1996 - 2009 Flash Flood Warnings used County-Based Methodology.

** 2010 - Present Flash Flood Warnings use new Storm-Based Methodology.


Hurricane Track Forecasts
(48Hrs Forecast Error, RMS)

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”


Hurricane Intensity Error (Knots)

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”


Precipitation Forecast
(Day-1 Threat Score)

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”


Winter Storm Warnings

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”


U.S. Seasonal Temperature - Skill

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”

**U.S. Seasonal Temperature will be an OAR GPRA Performance Measure only, starting in FY-12.



Aviation Forecasts
(Ceiling/Visibility Forecast)

* Modified performance measures to be more meaningful and relevant to the aviation community and the forecaster.

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”


Marine Wind Speed Forecasts

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”


Marine Wave Height Forecasts

“America’s Weather Enterprise: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, and Your Way of Life”