Deep Thunder is intended to provide local, high-resolution weather predictions customized to weather-sensitive specific business operations. For example, it could be used to predict the wind velocity at an Olympic diving platform, destructive thunderstorms, and combined with other physical models to predict where there will be flooding, damaged power lines and algal blooms. The project is now headquartered at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York." - Wikipedia
It's been out for a while and has been impressive so far - proprietary The Weather Company (IBM) model. (More info here)
The problem with ultra-large forecasting suites is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS the inputs into the model. How certain traits are weighted. To me there is always going to be a necessity for a human eye on certain things until they're able to take visual date from dopplers. For instance, if the windfield/outer bands of this storm were actually normal and present for this power of storm, the whole forcast changes because it would most definately being going more west. They need to find a way to quantify cold heads and how storms are firing in front of the storm,,,and any weather that will feed the storm.
Just seeing the NHC 200 miles wide up until a day ago shows how behavior and some of the things that are hard to quantify can really change a track.
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