Weather Watch

March 30, 2013 10:12 AM

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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