Design notes: Did you know that WeatherFlow has an entire team of PhDs in Atmospheric Science working on progressive modeling techniques? A big component of the new Tempest system revolves around better forecasting . The general premise is to start with the absolute best global forecast models, then enhance performance using ground-truth observations to understand where/when/how the model actually gets it right/wrong/etc. It’s super technical weather nerdy stuff, but here’s a basic description of what we’re doing:
WeatherFlow starts with the most advanced global forecast model, the ECM/WF – the “European Model” – as well as various NOAA models. WeatherFlow then runs our own hi-resolution Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model which is further enhanced with observation data from thousands of proprietary weather stations. The output is a hi-res gridded forecast model that exceeds the accuracy of pretty much anything else out there.
Then, data from the WeatherFlow station in your backyard in used to inform an AI-powered post-processing technology that dramatically improves the accuracy at your exact location over time. Cool, huh? OK, now back to work for us.