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The amazing improvements in winter weather forecasting since the 1970s

Feb 03, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Winter storm forecasting has changed significantly since the 1970s, for the better. Technology and a better fundamental understanding of the atmosphere have been the main drivers behind the improvement, but there's another reason your favorite meteorologist - on TV or on the Web - can nail a winter storm forecast five days out: the Internet. With the click of a mouse, anyone can access the same weather models that in the past were only available to government forecasters.

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