Neal (parc) wrote,
Neal
parc

Funny weather forcasters

One of my many low-grade hobbies is watching weather. I'm interested in weather like a kid. I don't really want to know all the terms and be able to make my own forcasts and all that (other than where that might match my higher-grade gadget hobby); it's more of a, "Cool!" hobby.

At any rate, I read the daily forcasts from NOAA often enough that I kind of have a feel for the forcasters. So it was with some suprise that I read this on today's forcast:

THE LACK OF A DISTINT MESOSCALE VORTEX FROM THE EASTWARD MOVING
THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX SHOULD ALLOW FOR A FASTER RESPONSE TO THIS
HEATING WITH SATELLITE IMAGERY AND THE "LOOKING-OUT-THE-WINDOW" MODEL
INDICATES EXCELLENT INSOLATION FOR THIS AFTERNOON. HIGHEST AFTERNOON
POPS ARE THEREFORE OVER CENTRAL SECTIONS.



It helps to understand that NOAA uses a dozen or so different forcasting models along with some common sense to come up with their forcast for a period. So this "looking-out-the-window" model is funny.

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