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NOAA's model predicts how the solar eclipse will shift the weather

NOAA's model predicts how the solar eclipse will shift the weather


When the moon’s shadow sweeps across the U.S. West from Oregon to Texas during the upcoming annular eclipse on October 14, people working in the energy industry may be able to sit back for a moment and enjoy the event with less worry than in the past. That’s because this time around, NOAA’s short-range weather forecast model HRRR (High-Resolution Rapid Refresh) includes the eclipse in its weather forecasts—and that means better forecasts for the wind, solar, and even conventional energy sectors.

Scientists have now included effects of solar eclipses in a key agency weather model, benefitting the energy industry
Monday, October 9, 2023
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