Where Does My Weather Forecast Come From? – The Models

Have you ever wondered where your weather forecast actually comes from? The ways in which we receive our weather forecasts has changed quite a bit over the last two decades, from the delivery, to the creators, to even the sources of weather information. So how does it really happen, from the first measurement of temperatures near me to the forecast days or months out? We now move to the next step in our series on this topic. This episode explores the weather models that at are the first processing step in getting raw weather data turned into a future view of the expected weather.

Here are some links that you might find useful if you want to dig deeper into today’s episode:

  • The quiet revolution of numerical weather prediction
    • https://www.nature.com/articles/nature14956
  • Numerical modelling
    • https://www.dwd.de/EN/research/weatherforecasting/num_modelling/num_modelling_node.html
  • Meteoblue – Model Run
    • https://content.meteoblue.com/en/research-development/data-sources/nmm-modelling/model-run
  • TOP500 Meanderings: Supercomputers for Weather Forecasting Have Come a Long Way
    • https://www.top500.org/news/top500-meanderings-supercomputers-for-weather-forecasting-have-come-a-long-way/
    • http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/
  • COMET – How Models Create Their Initial Conditions
    • http://www.meted.ucar.edu/nwp/model_dataassimilation/index.htm
  • Federal collaboration yields radar coverage for Puerto Rico, USVI in wake of Hurricane Maria
    • http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/federal-collaboration-yields-radar-coverage-for-puerto-rico-usvi-in-wake-of-hurricane

Now for the episode: