Weather Survey for Antigua and Barbuda
The science of weather forecasting has improved by leaps and bounds in the last 25 years. Weather forecasts are more accurate and timely than in any other time in history. However, how to get information across to the general public in terms that they understand has always been a subject for debate. We at the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service Climate Section are seeking to capture information from you our customers that will help us better communicate the weather to you. Please spare us 20 to 30 minutes of your precious time to fill out the below questions. Please participate and help us to help you. Send questions to anumetservice@gmail.com or www.twitter.com/anumetservice
Interest in Weather Information
1. What is your primary source of weather information?
2. How often during the week do you pay attention to the weather forecasts?
3. At what percent chance/probability of precipitation would you consider altering plans or adjusting to accommodate precipitation?
At what chance of rain/showers would you alter your plans, 10, 20, 30...100%? Here precipitation means rain or showers.
Forecast Accuracy
4. On the morning weather forecast, the meteorologist says, "Slight chance of rain today." You understand this to mean:
5. On the morning weather forecast, the meteorologist says, "Rain likely today." You understand this to mean:
6. On the morning weather forecast, the meteorologist says, "Rain today." You understand this to mean:
7. Today the meteorologist says, "...chance of rain 60%." You understand this to mean:
8. Today the meteorologist says, "...chance of rain 20%." You understand this to mean:
9. The forecaster said there was a "...chance of rain," but it did not rain at your house. What is your opinion of the forecast?
10. The forecaster said, "...30% chance of rain today," but it did not rain at your house. What is your opinion of the forecast?
11. What would be your opinion of a forecast that stated, "Rain likely," and it did not rain at your house?
12. What would be your opinion of a forecast that predicted a "70% chance of rain," and it did not rain at your house?
Chance/Probability of Precipitation
13. (a) What percent chance/probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Slight Chance?
If you were told, "There is a slight chance of showers today", what would that mean to you in terms of percent chance?
13. (b) What percent chance/probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Isolated?
If you were told, "Isolated showers today", what would that mean to you in terms of percent chance?
13. (c) What percent chance/probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Few?
If you were told, "Few showers today", what would that mean to you in terms of percent chance?
13. (d) What percent chance/probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Widely Scattered?
13. (e) What percent chance/probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Scattered?
13. (f) What percent chance/probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Chance?
13. (g) What percent chance/probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Possible?
13. (h) What percent probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Occasional?
13 (i) What percent probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Periods of?
13. (j) What percent probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Likely?
13. (k) What percent probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Passing?
13. (l) What percent probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Brief?
What is the chance of showers if the forecast says: Partly cloud with brief showers.
13. (m) What percent probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Intermittent?
What is the chance of showers if the forecast says: Partly cloud with intermittent showers?
13. (n) What percent probability of precipitation you associate with the term: Frequent?
E.g.: What is the chance of showers if the forecast says: Partly cloud with frequent showers?
Preferred Forecast Communication
14. In which way would you prefer probability/chance of precipitation forecasts to be expressed?
E.g.: Cloudy with showers likely; chance of rain is 60%, or cloudy with the chance of rain 60%.
Cloud Cover
15. (a) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Clear?
E.g.: Skies will be clear today; how much percent of the sky you would expect to be cover by clouds?
15. (b) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Sunny?
E.g.: Skies will be sunny today; how much percent of the sky you would expect to be cover by clouds?
15. (c) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Mostly Clear?
E.g.: Skies will be mostly clear today; how much percent of the sky you would expect to be cover by clouds?
15. (d) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Mostly Sunny?
15. (e) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Fair?
15. (f) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term:Partly Cloudy?
15. (g) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Partly Sunny?
15. (h) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Variably Cloudy?
15. (i) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Mostly Cloudy?
15. (j) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Cloudy?
15. (k) What percentage of the sky do you expect to be covered by clouds upon hearing the term: Overcast?
Demographic Information
16. Are you male or female?
17. Please tell us your age group?
18. Please tell us your highest level of education?
19. Please tell us your occupational/professional group?
20. Any Comments?
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