nowcast - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    a description of weather conditions at the present time and in the immediate future

    These hashtags also allow the NWS and others to find real-time weather data tweeted by citizens that can be used in nowcasts and other storm reports.

    Submitted by Kerry from United Kingdom on 04/11/2015
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a description what of what is happening in politics or economics based on statistical analysis of currently available data

    Our Nowcast highlights the difference between the consensus prediction and what the data is saying today.

    Our new GDPNow forecasting model provides a "nowcast" of the official estimate prior to its release.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/11/2015