How does the forecast predict wind speed days ahead of time?

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How does the forecast predict wind speed days ahead of time?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

The same as any other weather forecast works.
You measure the current weather data and put these data into a complex mathematical model which describes how weather phenomena behave. With computers you can use current data to predict data for the future.

And I guess you will need the wind speed for the calculations anyway, as you will need it to predict how weather phenomena like temperature zones will move.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Very good observations, and very good computations.

Claude-Louis Navier and Sir George Stokes collectively formulated the rules for how all fluids move in the 19th century. These formulas are incredibly hard to solve accurately, but can be approximated to any accuracy using computers.

Using thousands of weather stations, satellites and weather balloons, we collect lots of data about the weather and use these as initial conditions for the Navier-Stokes equations. Supercomputers then pump out results.