by Adam Frederick & Matt Ver Steeg, WeatherEdge, Inc.
Scientists today use high powered supercomputers to assist them with their weather forecasting. And of course, storm chasers use the models to get an advance notice of severe weather. On this page, you will find links to many of the best sites we've found so far on the net for weather model forecasts. Known Biases For Models...
Penn State Weather Wall (Tons of models!)
Earl Barker's Model Page (Great hi-res ETA models)
Adonis from UW-Madison
MOS from Unisys
Threat Assessment From NOAA
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Storm chasing is dangerous. You could be hurt or killed in its pursuit, especially if you have little or no knowledge of severe storms and their environment. Chase hazards include but are not limited to heavy rain, flash flooding, lightning, high winds, large hail, tornadoes, and flying debris. Hydroplaning on the road and traffic accidents also occur. If you desire to chase, get informed and educated about weather. Contact your local National Weather Service Office, and enroll in a SKYWARN training class. Read and view all of the published information regarding severe weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes that you can. You are responsible for educating yourself. Next, contact an experienced chaser in your area, and arrange to travel with them, until you've gained sufficient experience to go it alone. Even at that, veteran chasers get caught in harm's way from time to time. Play it safe. This page is for informational and educational use, and the authors disavow any responsibility for actions you may take.
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