NWS Upper-air Observation Reliability Score


The Observation Reliability Score to used to help quickly identify National Weather Service upper-air stations with high numbers of missed flights and flights that did not reach 400 mb.

The score equation is simple: Score = (Flights not reaching 400 mb during the month) + (Missed flights during month x 3)

A perfect score equals ZERO
.

Missed flights were given a heavier weight (3 times) since they have more of an impact to the upper-air program and NWS forecast operations.

Below are the ranked scores for the past 3 months and the 12 month average. Stations with a score that is routinely  5 or higher should be investigated by NWS Regional Office staff and station managers to determine what is causing the poor performance. If necessary corrective actions will be taken to solve the problem(s).   It should be noted that there will be times when poor performance occurring during a month is caused by factors (e.g., lightning hit, installation of the new equipment) beyond the control of station staff.

 

Year:  2014

ID

Jun Score

ID

Jul Score

ID Aug Score ID

12 Month Average

PABE 0.00 PABE 0 PABE 0 KWAL 0.00
PABR 0.00 PACD 0 PABR 0 KREV 0.08
PACD 0.00 PADQ 0 PADQ 0 KSJU 0.25
PAFC 0.00 PAFA 0 PAKN 0 KSLE 0.33
PAKN 0.00 PAKN 0 KAPX 0 PAKN 0.42
PAMC 0.00 PAOM 0 KDDC 0 KVEF 0.42
PASN 0.00 PAOT 0 KDVN 0 PASN 0.58
PAYA 0.00 PAYA 0 KINL 0 KRNK 0.58
KDNR 0.00 KDTX 0 KOAX 0 KNKX 0.58
KDTX 0.00 KILX 0 KRIW 0 KUIL 0.58
KGJT 0.00 KRIW 0 KSGF 0 PHTO 0.67
KTOP 0.00 KUNR 0 KTOP 0 KKEY 0.67
KCHH 0.00 KBUF 0 KALY 0 KGSO 0.75
KCHS 0.00 KCAR 0 KCAR 0 KMFR 0.75
KGYX 0.00 KCHH 0 KCHH 0 KOAK 0.75
KILN 0.00 KMHX 0 KGSO 0 KOTX 0.75
KOKX 0.00 KOKX 0 KGYX 0 KGJT 0.83
KWAL 0.00 KRNK 0 KLWX 0 KALY 0.83
NSTU 0.00 KWAL 0 KOKX 0 PABE 0.83
PHLI 0.00 KBMX 0 KRNK 0 PANT 0.92
PHTO 0.00 KBRO 0 KWAL 0 KOKX 0.92
PTKR 0.00 KCRP 0 PHTO 0 KDRT 0.92
KABQ 0.00 KDRT 0 KABQ 0 KOHX 0.92
KCRP 0.00 KMAF 0 KBMX 0 KTOP 1.00
KFFC 0.00 KTBW 0 KKEY 0 KCHS 1.00
KJAN 0.00 KLKN 0 KLCH 0 PTKR 1.00
KLCH 0.00 KMFR 0 KSHV 0 KMAF 1.00
KMAF 0.00 KNKX 0 KSJU 0 KTBW 1.00
KMFL 0.00 KOAK 0 KBOI 0 KABR 1.08
KOUN 0.00 KREV 0 KVEF 0 KSGF 1.08
KTAE 0.00 KSLC 0 KNKX 0 KILX 1.17
KVEF 0.00 KSLE 0 KOAK 0 KLBF 1.17
KNKX 0.00 KTFX 0 KOTX 0 KOAX 1.17
KOAK 0.00 KUIL 0 KREV 0 KBUF 1.17
KOTX 0.00 PABR 1 KSLC 0 KSLC 1.17
KREV 0.00 PAFC 1 KSLE 0 PAFG 1.25
KSLE 0.00 PAMC 1 KTFX 0 KILN 1.25
KTFX 0.00 PANT 1 KUIL 0 KBMX 1.25
PAOM 1.00 PASN 1 PACD 1 KEPZ 1.25
PAOT 1.00 KGJT 1 PAMC 1 KGGW 1.25
KABR 1.00 KGRB 1 PASN 1 KBOI 1.33
KGRB 1.00 KINL 1 KBIS 1 KLKN 1.33
KILX 1.00 KOAX 1 KGJT 1 PABR 1.42
KSGF 1.00 KTOP 1 KGRB 1 PAFC 1.42
KUNR 1.00 KCHS 1 KLBF 1 KBRO 1.42
KALY 1.00 KLWX 1 PKMR 1 KTFX 1.42
KCAR 1.00 NSTU 1 KAMA 1 KDTX 1.50
KGSO 1.00 PGUM 1 KBRO 1 PADQ 1.58
KLWX 1.00 PHLI 1 KJAX 1 KABQ 1.58
KMHX 1.00 PHTO 1 KLIX 1 KAMA 1.58
KPBZ 1.00 PTKR 1 KMFR 1 KJAN 1.58
PGUM 1.00 KEPZ 1 PAFA 2 KCRP 1.67
KBRO 1.00 KFWD 1 PAFC 2 KLIX 1.67
KEPZ 1.00 KJAN 1 PANT 2 KBIS 1.75
KJAX 1.00 KKEY 1 KDNR 2 KFWD 1.75
KKEY 1.00 KLCH 1 KBUF 2 KLCH 1.75
KOHX 1.00 KLIX 1 KILN 2 KDDC 1.83
KSHV 1.00 KOHX 1 NSTU 2 KMPX 1.83
KSJU 1.00 KSHV 1 PHLI 2 KCAR 1.83
KBOI 1.00 KSJU 1 PTKR 2 KMHX 1.83
KGGW 1.00 KBOI 1 KOHX 2 PAYA 1.92
KLKN 1.00 KDNR 2 PAOT 3 KAPX 1.92
KMFR 1.00 KALY 2 KILX 3 KLZK 1.92
KSLC 1.00 KGYX 2 KLZK 3 KJAX 2.00
KTWC 1.00 KABQ 2 KTBW 3 KLWX 2.08
PAFA 2.00 KVEF 2 KMPX 4 KDNR 2.17
PANT 2.00 KGGW 2 KMHX 4 KGYX 2.25
KAPX 2.00 KLBF 3 KDRT 4 KFFC 2.25
KDDC 2.00 KMPX 3 KFWD 4 KTWC 2.25
KINL 2.00 KILN 3 KMAF 4 KGRB 2.33
KRNK 2.00 PTYA 3 KMFL 4 KINL 2.33
KDRT 2.00 KAMA 3 KLKN 4 PHLI 2.42
KLIX 2.00 KJAX 3 PAYA 5 KMFL 2.42
PADQ 3.00 KLZK 3 KABR 5 KRIW 2.75
KBIS 3.00 KMFL 3 KPBZ 5 PKMR 2.83
KTBW 3.00 KTAE 3 PGUM 5 KPBZ 2.92
KUIL 3.00 KABR 4 KFFC 5 PAOT 3.00
KLBF 4.00 KAPX 4 KCRP 6 KOUN 3.08
KOAX 4.00 KDDC 4 KEPZ 6 KSHV 3.25
PKMR 4.00 KGSO 4 KTAE 6 NSTU 3.67
KAMA 4.00 KFFC 4 KDTX 7 PAMC 4.08
KFGZ 4.00 KOTX 4 KGGW 8 KDVN 4.08
KDVN 5.00 KDVN 5 KCHS 9 KUNR 4.50
KRIW 5.00 KTWC 5 KJAN 12 PAOM 4.58
KBUF 5.00 KBIS 6 KFGZ 12 KFGZ 4.58
KBMX 6.00 KSGF 6 KTWC 12 KCHH 4.67
KMPX 7.00 PKMR 7 PTYA 13 PGUM 5.08
KFWD 8.00 KPBZ 9 KOUN 13 PACD 5.33
KLZK 9.00 KFGZ 15 KUNR 17 KTAE 9.33
PTYA 20.00 KOUN 19 PAOM 45 PTTP 13.92
PTTP 42.00 PTKK 21 PTTP 63 PTYA 14.17
PTKK 54.00 PTTP 53 PTKK 168 PTKK 24.17