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Forecasting The Weather: Is The European Model More Accurate?

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via unisys.com

Computers have long been outperforming humans in complex tasks, including predicting the weather. Weather junkies are accustomed to telegenic meteorologists making predictions in front of dynamic maps. Where they get their data is stirring up a little storm system in the field. Producer Jon Lynch has the story.

Cliff Mass, the meteorologist interviewed for this story wrote a blog post about the European weather model that goes into even further detail.

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