Forecasting Extreme Weather Phenomena and Processes during the Test Events and Sochi-2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games

E. V. Vasil’ev and T. G. Dmitrieva

Considered are weather conditions during the Sochi-2014 pre-Olympic and Olympic periods, the types of prognostic products issued by the forecasters, and the requirements to them. Analyzed are some cases of extreme weather events and the related results of model computations. Revealed are the basic difficulties of forecasting and model behavior under extreme weather conditions in complex terrain with the prevalence of the general trend towards the successful prediction.

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