Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds ...?
February 1, 2019 9:56 AM Subscribe
"The polar vortex (previously) is dangerous, record-breaking, can’t-look-away weather. Yet this cold snap’s arrival was preceded by a marvel so spectacular that we hardly noticed it: It was correctly predicted. As early as a month ago, forecasters knew that colder-than-average weather would likely strike North America this month; a week ago, computer models spit out some of the same figures that appeared on thermometers today." Robinson Meyer in The Atlantic on how Modern Weather Forecasts Are Stunningly Accurate, and why that's an astonishing achievement.