Weather Watch

March 30, 2013

Some weather models are better than others

What are these models? They’re collections of mathematical formulas, usually run on very powerful computers, which produce forecasts for a specific location over time. These models collect as much weather information as possible around the world. Think of the analogy of a butterfly flapping its wings in the southern hemisphere that eventually leads to a large storm in the northern hemisphere.

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John Lindsey


John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at .