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Weather: More data + more computers = better forecasts

September 9, 2013

Been beefing about weather forecasts? Did the “experts” miss a thunderstorm, botch the rainfall prediction, mistake cloudy for sunny or windy for calm? You’re not alone. Forecasts of weather are already way better than forecasts of, say, unemployment or grain harvests, but that doesn’t lead us to predict that the caterwauling over weather forecasts will dampen.

April 15-19 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 9, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker has declared April 15-19, 2013 as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.

Suomi remembered for problem-solving ability, drive

January 25, 2012

Verner Suomi’s career — even his life — may not have been as long and illustrious had he not been an inveterate problem solver.