How Far Ahead Can You See the Weather?

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“Up to how far ahead can you see what the weather will look like?”
Kyle Page
Eagle Ridge High School

We look at weather models to forecast the weather days in advance and there are many different types of weather models. There are the American models, the European and even Canadian. Each model goes out a certain distance. The GFS, one of the American models, goes up to 17 days out. These models also provide MOS data, which is Model Output Statistics that go out 8 days which analyzes the data and puts forth kind of it’s own forecast. BUFKIT, which is my favorite computer program, outputs the raw data from the weather models.