5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists.

Chaos and Weather

The pioneering study of Lorenz in 1963 and a follow-up presentation in 1972 changed our view on the predictability of weather by revealing the so-called butterfly effect, also known as chaos

Forecasting Bird Migration with Weather Radar and Models

From The Cliff Mass Weather Blog We are now in the midst of the big bird migration time of the year and weather radar can help documents the huge flux of birds overhead. But even more fascinating, we can skillfully predict bird migration using numerical weather prediction. One of my favorite sites  to check out…

Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Affect Weather Forecasting?

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Weather prediction is an essential technology that both protects the economy and saves lives. National Weather Service personnel are considered critical personnel and are still working, but they are dependent on numerical weather prediction models, which in turn are dependent on the quality and quantity of weather data…

U.S. Operational Weather Prediction is Crippled By Inadequate Computer Resources

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog U.S. Operational Weather Prediction is Crippled By Inadequate Computer Resources U.S. global numerical weather prediction has now fallen into fourth place, with national and regional prediction capabilities a shadow of what they could be. There are several reasons for these lagging numerical weather prediction capabilities, including lack of…

Extended Forecasts are Not Reliable

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog We are constantly exposed to extended forecasts in the media and online, with predictions extending through the next month and more. Can you rely on such predictions?    Are they really worth paying attention to? Quite honestly, probably not–and if you do consider them, do so with…