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Weather Forecasting

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Weather forecasting has changed from a day-to-day guess based on local observation to a scientific method dependent on global data collected accurately, in detail, and at set times. Traces the progression of forecasting from data-collection methods to regional centers for computer plotting and analysis to prediction of weather for the next five to seven days. Includes why forecasting is important.

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Runtime: 19 minutes 47 seconds

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