NOAA Upgrades Global Forecast System

Global Data Assimilation System also being updated.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced a major upgrade to the Global Forecast System. The updates are expected to improve forecasting for rainfall, snowfall, and the genesis of hurricanes, as well as better overall resolution.

“This substantial upgrade to the GFS, along with ongoing upgrades to our supercomputing capacity, demonstrates our commitment to advancing weather forecasting to fulfill our mission of protecting life and property,” said NOAA’s National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini. “Today’s upgrade also establishes a strong foundation for further planned enhancements that will allow for the assimilation of even more data into the model.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the National Weather Service as they seek to prepare citizens for inclement weather.
  • That the NOAA would continue to capitalize on technology to better forecast severe weather.

Sources: HPC Wire,


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