Blame meteorologists for your rained-on picnics all you want, but modern weather forecasting is actually incredibly accurate.
Here’s How Much Better Hurricane Forecasts Are Today Than Decades Ago
“It started in the 1940s, when the government started flying aircraft into hurricanes to gather readings. Since the 1960s, satellites have been the primary tool forecasters use to get a read on a brewing storm, with the first of a new generation put into orbit in December.”
The Weatherman Is Not a Moron
“These meteorologists are dealing with a small fraction of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of information that, I.B.M. estimates, we generate each day. That’s the equivalent of the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress about three times per second.”
Climate Change Is Amplifying the Destructive Impact of Hurricanes
“While scientists remain uncertain about the impact of climate change on hurricane intensity and frequency, they do know sea level rise, warmer oceans, and hotter air amplify the force of tropical storms.”
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