The Impact of WFO Culture on Performance: Some Thoughts on Causality (279)

Stephan Smith, NOAA/NWS/OSTI/MDL, Silver Spring, MD



Tornado warnings are a mission critical function of the National Weather Service (NWS). Metrics on NWS performance in this area have been calculated for decades and used to monitor the impacts of new tools, technologies, and science on improving overall performance. Such metrics include the Probability of Detection, False Alarm Rate (FAR), Lead Time, and Critical Success Index (CSI).