NWS Area Forecast Discussions (AFDs) are text products written by NWS forecasters that allow them to detail the reasoning behind their forecast. Forecasters will often (but not always) reference the products and tools that were important in helping them arrive to the given forecast. This page includes a collection of AFDs that contain direct reference to GOES imagery and products. Researchers and other forecasters may use these references to get an idea of how forecasters are incorporating such datasets into their forecasts.
The references are organized by Weather Forecast office (WFO) by year. For each reference, the reference-containing line is included, along with a link to the full AFD.
AFD GOES Mentions from Yesterday
2021 (updated X/X)
2020 – 27926 AFDs with reference
2019 – # 27428 AFDs with reference
2018- # AFDs with reference
2017- # AFDs with reference
2016- # AFDs with reference
2015- # AFDs with reference
2014- # AFDs with reference
2013- # AFDs with reference
2012- # AFDs with reference