Weather Models Still Working Towards Improved Precision

WeatherNation founder Paul Douglas has a good blog post today on how today’s weather forecast models have a ways to go for small scale intense weather events.  This is not new to any operational meteorologist, that even the highest resolution models still have trouble with mesoscale-and below features, and other models like the NAM and GFS use even coarser resolutions for their long time frames out into the future.  We are still working to understand the smaller scale atmospheric physics and higher resolution models need more detailed observations when they are initialized.  The theoretical end point is to know the location and vector of every air molecule at any given time.  Since that is impossible to know, we will get the highest resolution we can with as many observations to add into the weather models.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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