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U.S. Taps Data to Improve Forecasts

Oct 24, 2016 |

As they struggle to keep pace with more frequent outbreaks of severe weather, U.S. forecasters are looking for better ways of incorporating more data into storm and flood predictions.

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Data ‘Assimilation’ Seen as Weak Link in U.S. Weather Forecasts

Oct 5, 2015 |

Second-guessing over the relative accuracy of the U.S. weather forecasting model compared to its European counterparts resumed last week as early predictions that Hurricane Joaquin would strike the U.S. east coast proved inaccurate. Read more…

Can Big Data Help Predict Tornadoes?

May 22, 2013 |For those of us whose lives orbit the big data world, we hear a lot of hype about the wonders of all this data. Naturally when an event like this week's massive tornado in Oklahoma happens, we are left to wonder if big data has the power to provide more warning, and get more people out of harm’s way before the event strikes. Read more…