Weather enthusiasts, storm chasers, and professional meteorologists all use weather models to make forecasts. Models are tools, but very important tools, in getting a picture of what the atmosphere may be getting ready to do.
Why models matter: Simply put, weather models are our best way to anticipate what the atmosphere will be doing in the coming hours, days, and weeks. Calculating the atmospheric patterns by hand in as fine of detail as a computer model would be impossible.
Zooming in: Users have to be careful in using models, as they all have pre-set biases that you should be aware of.
Learn more about the basics of weather models in our guide: The Hitchhikers Guide to Weather Models.
Go further by learning the different types of weather models.
Get insight on our favorite model graphics by checking out our 10 favorite model graphics.
Models are useful, but they’re only models. Always remember to use multiple runs of multiple models when assessing weather events.
More Coming Soon
We’re going to go much deeper on how to use weather models in the coming weeks, including a full tutorial of Pivotal Weather, the most widely used weather modeling website. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to know when those videos a released.