Hey outdoor fans!
There are 10 weather models in Windy.app. That means there should be #1, right? It is. In this short story briefly meet ECMWF — #1 global weather forecast model.
The ECMWF comes from European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. It is widely regarded as the best and most reliable model currently in existence.
It uses a concept called 4D, which is an assimilation that allows the model to be constantly updated as new satellite or other input data becomes available.
It is a well-known fact that the ECMWF was the only model that accurately predicted where hurricane Sandy was moving.
- Resolution: various (14 km in Windy.app).
- Forecast depth: 10 days.
- Step: 3 hours.
- Updates frequency: 2 times/day.