Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Adv. Sci. Res., 8, 157–166, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-8-157-2012
Adv. Sci. Res., 8, 157–166, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-8-157-2012

  09 Aug 2012

09 Aug 2012

An overview of a regional meteorology warning system

S. Gaztelumendi1,2, J. Egaña1,2, K. Otxoa-de-Alda1,2, R. Hernandez1,2, J. Aranda3, and P. Anitua3 S. Gaztelumendi et al.
  • 1Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • 2TECNALIA, Meteo Unit, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • 3Basque Government, Interior Dept., Directorate of Emergencies and Meteorology, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Abstract. In this work we present a regional meteorology warning system, particularly the operational weather warning system used by the Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet) for Basque Country. System considers different meteorological phenomena capable of generate warnings, and is based on combined thresholds criteria depending on particular weather event and area of territory where is applied. In this work we describe the most significant aspects related with the warning event definition and the warning bulletin. Conclusions from comparison with the former system (prior to 2009) and feedback from different users are presented.

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