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Features September 2015 Issue

Weather Modeling

This massive bank of powerful computers runs the official model forecasts at NOAA/NCEP

Weather Modeling

With all the standard charts at your fingertips, you still wonder what exactly will be happening at your destination. Consider using the models the forecasters use.

In Wx Smarts we focus on outsmarting the weather through heightened weather-situational awareness. Yet, in my three years here, I havenít discussed forecast models. Itís time.

Models donít yet belong in the cockpit, but they can be valuable for planning and understanding whatís going through the minds of the forecasters. Plus, models are useful for long-range outlooks.

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