NOAA upgrades GFS global weather model
NOAA has released a major update to their GFS global model, making significant improvements to the forecast outputs and consolidating Wavewatch 3 with GFS model. Full NOAA press release can be found here.
“This substantial upgrade to the GFS, along with ongoing upgrades to our supercomputing capacity, demonstrates our commitment to advancing weather forecasting to fulfill our mission of protecting life and property,” said Louis W. Uccellini, Ph.D., director, NOAA’s National Weather Service.
The upgrade ultimately results into a better forecast for our users with the following changes:
- Wavewatch 3 replaced with GFS-Wave
- improved forecast skills in many areas with better model resolution
- Swell 3 available also for GFS-Wave
Check the new GFS Wave forecast on Windy - GFS Waves
Now the new model covers the Mediterranean sea, which was not the case with the previous one.