It's really, really hard to predict the weather. Besides the fact that even with the best predictions, tiny temperature fluctuations can have a huge impact on what happens (the butterfly effect, anyone?), current technology only allows us to accurately predict an oncoming storm with a handful of days' warning. But that technology is getting better. In December of 2017, GOES-16, NOAA's most advanced weather satellite ever, became fully operational. And when Winter Storm Grayson hit this week, it was the first time GOES-16 got to really show us what it can do.
Cold as Ice
Written by Ashley Hamer January 4, 2018
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