Earth Science

Atmospheric Processes

Predicting Weather

Study Tip
Did you know that a 5-day forecast is just as accurate as a 2-day forecast was 20 years ago?

Weather Data

  • The weather can often be predicted using advanced technology.
  • Numerical Weather Prediction collects atmospheric data through a variety of different instruments, which is then sent to supercomputers that can use mathematical models to generate weather predictions.
  • Meteorologists then use and analyze this data to develop forecasts that are often broadcasted on news networks.
  • Weather prediction can help people avoid natural disasters that could lead to property damage, or even death.
Concept Check
  • How is the weather predicted?
  • Why is weather prediction useful for people?
Study Tip
Did you know that a 5-day forecast is just as accurate as a 2-day forecast was 20 years ago?
Weather Data
Meteorology is often referred to when making travel decisions.
Concept Check
  • How is the weather predicted?
  • Why is weather prediction useful for people?