Extreme Weather Forecasting On the Way?


If a major flooding event is headed to Houston, it would be a good thing to have as much advance notice as possible. Meteorologists are talking today about extreme forecasting, using hi-tech, super-computers and growing understanding to "super charge" medium to long-range weather forecasts.

Houston-based meteorologist Eric Burger of Space City Weather says it's possible, but it won't happen tomorrow.

“There is some potential for that,” Burger acknowledges. “For example, we had a major drought in Houston in 2011. It was kind of a three-year drought. They would like to be able to predict something like that five-to-10 years in advance.”

Scientists at a world weather summit were talking about extreme forecasting, looking years, or even decades, into the future.


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