How Are Weather Forecasts Made?
Weather forecasts are so familiar to all of us that one might never pause to think how they are made. If your business is somehow effected by weather, it might be a good idea to learn some basics behind the weather forecasts. That way you will be in a better position, for instance, when evaluating the quality of potential weather providers.
Most people might think that weather forecasts are always done by a meteorologist. In fact, forecasting the weather has a lot more to do with computers than humans – even though humans are certainly involved. Weather forecasters have been dealing with Big Data long before the term was invented. For instance, Foreca processes hundreds of gigabytes of raw weather data every day, and the science today is more in choosing the right data sources and managing the data processing and evaluation methods, rather than a human trying to figure out the route of a low pressure system.