Where weather predictions come from

Weather predictions are one of those things that we see every day, but don't often think about how they're created. The video explains how the process works in the United States, where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collects and compiles the data that's shared with hundreds to TV channels and weather websites.

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Via Scientific American


  1. somehow, before i clicked on the link and came to the story, i thought it was going to say, “they come from the Old Farmer’s Almanac”. but we’re talking about two different types of weather predictions. : )

  2. This isn’t shownig how forecasts are made. It’s just showing one of the tools weather forecasters use for observing the planet.

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