Discussion in 'Environment' started by longknife, Dec 19, 2012.
Nat'l. Weather Service gets big ol' computer...
National Weather Service gets big computing boost
16 May`13 - The U.S. National Weather Service is getting a quantum jump in computing power that will significantly improve its forecasting and storm tracking abilities to better protect the country from severe weather.
Can you remember back to when we didn't have satellites to show the weather patterns?
I remember when The Farmer's Almanac was considered to be the most accurate source of weather forecasts. [Wonder if it still isn't?]
It was exciting, as a kid, to wake up not knowing (or caring) what the weather would be.
Yes, after the European Model predicted the route of Sandy five days out, we started asking the obvious questions. What do they have that we don't? Turns out they had 10 times the computing power for weather forecasts. Once again we are doing catchup on a technology we invented.
You almost gotta laugh, they have weather people on the road chasing tornadoes at probably a pretty big expense and they haven't caught one yet. The weather stars jet around the Country doing inane stories primarily about the fake science of Global Warming but they didn't have the money to upgrade the machines that they depend on. If you watched the weather channel last year you would have caught the fact that our weather scientists thought the European computers were superior and they used them to predict US weather.
The k00ks are cheering!!!!
Computer models are a joke by the way.......
That's about to change. There's a thread (or post) about new computers for U.S. weather forecasting.
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