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Capital Weather Gang Archive: You, Too, Can Predict the Weather

Weather models: More than just pretty pictures

You, too, can predict the weather * Short sleeves today, jackets tomorrow: Full Forecast | NatCast * Want to predict the weather? Or at least understand some of the pictures and numbers meteorologists look at when making their forecasts? Most of this information is available on the Internet to anyone,...

By Dan Stillman  | April 16, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Watching the weather models: Precipitation

You, too, can predict the weather Example of output from the GFS weather model. Weather is the ultimate news story: It's always changing; it impacts everyone and everything; you never know for sure how it'll turn out; and it happens 24/7/365. Weather is the New York City of sciences. The...

By Dan Stillman  | March 22, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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How to Tell Time Like a Meteorologist

You, Too, Can Predict the Weather A weather observation isn't very useful without knowing what time it was made, nor is a forecast map very helpful without knowing what time the forecast is for. So before we start looking at all those meteorological maps and numbers, we'd be wise to...

By Dan Stillman  | March 20, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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