Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Better Computers, Better Forecasts (But Not Right Away)

NOAA has announced its new computer facility which will be used to improve weather and climate models.

Meteorologists use the computer models as "guidance" in formulating the final forecasts that are seen in the media and provided by commercial weather companies. This new facility will continue the gradual improvement in day-to-day forecasts we have seen the last 15 years. One caution, dramatically better forecasts will not occur overnight. It is more of a "brick by brick" process.

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