UKMET. ECMWF. GFS. GFDL.
To most of us, this potpourri of letters are seemingly chosen at random and have no meaning. It’s almost as if someone reached into a large sack filled with all 26 alphabetic characters many times over and somehow created this cocktail after they’d consumed a few beverages of their own. Executive SummaryWSI Corp. meteorologists explain the alphabet soup of weather models, the ranges of their forecasts and how they perform in part 1 of a two-part article series. In part 2, WSI’s Dr. Todd Crawford explains how third-party vendors take the high-level raw data of these models and turn it into relevant information for P/C insurers seeking to evaluate weather risk.