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Standardized precipitation index forecast March - May 2012 (based on ECPC 7-mo weather forecast)

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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-12-12 05:56:37
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-07-11 17:31:08

Summary

The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) is a probability index that can be calculated for different time periods to indicate periods of abnormal wetness or dryness. SPI is derived solely from monthly precipitation and can be compared across regions with different climates. The SPI is an index based on the probability of recording a given amount of precipitation, and the probabilities are standardized so that an index of zero indicates the median precipitation amount (half of the historical precipitation amounts are below the median, and half are above the median). This dataset shows the average 12-month SPI (in classes ranging from extremely wet to extremely dry) for the three-month forecast period indentified in the dataset [...]

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United States Forest Service, MAPSS team--Raymond Drapek<br />
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:38:04 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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Type Scheme Key
UniqueKey Data Basin 0117e87270554e72905319c77a67b663

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