Figure 2. Left Panel: IRI Net Assessment forecast
issued October 1, 1997 for the October to December period. The numbers
in the boxes are the forecast probabilities in percent that the seasonal
rainfall will be below normal, normal, or above normal. Right panel:
Observed rainfall amounts for the same period displayed as percentages
of the long-term average for these three months. Geographical boundaries
appear as shaded lines in the left panel and in bold in the right panel.