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.