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Rachel Maddow on Why the Europeans Have Better Forecasts

In this video from the Rachel Maddow Show, Maddow looks at how U.S. forecasting power has lagged behind European capabilities for years. Now, with newly funded NOAA supercomputers, that is all going to change. “By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops – a nearly tenfold increase from the current capacity.”