The Weather Forecast Research Team: A Nexus of Operational Weather Forecasting and Research in Western Canada
– By Julia Jeworrek, Dr. Rosie Howard and Prof. Roland B. Stull –
In 1995, the Weather Forecast Research Team (WFRT)  was formed by Prof. Roland Stull at UBC with four Ph.D. students. Living in the complex mountainous and coastal terrain of British Columbia (BC; Fig. 1a), Prof. Stull witnessed the challenges involved in making accurate forecasts for western Canada.