By ddoppke on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 07:28 am: Edit Post
John, on an average how long does it take to look at all the charts and data, and then come up with a forecast? Also, how far out to you really think this data is accurate for? Lastly, with the computer now doing a lot of manual calculations is there a professional type software out that most of the meteorology world uses that compiles all the data and puts out the forecast or is it mostly a manual and individual process? Thank you for the site. I find it most interesting when you answer questions how various things effect the weather.
By admin on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 10:15 am: Edit Post
It depends on the forecast I am trying to produce and what the weather is looking to provide, but for the average forecast text and graphics I do for this site, probably a solid hour of looking at data. If there is not much to forecast for, it can be as little as 20 minutes. If there is a lot, I can spend 1-2 hours looking at all the data.
By 3bladz on Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 06:07 pm: Edit Post
Well, you have the art down to a science. haha