I just read the latest forecast from the National Weather Service regarding a snowstorm that may occur Thursday night in to Friday. The amusing item in the report was the following line:
GIVEN THAT THE COMPUTER MODELS HAD TROUBLE IN FORECASTING THE RECENT STORM, THERE APPEARS TO BE BETTER AGREEMENT WITH SEVERAL OF THEM WITH THE LATE WEEK STORM POTENTIAL.
I’ve been reading Joe Bastardi, a long range forecaster at Accuweather, for several years now. He’s continually harped on the weather models used by the NWS and how they routinely miss certain storms in their forecast based on known weaknesses. To see this item in block letters was a coup of sorts for the kind of complaints he’s raised.