Time magazine has a really interesting long-form story this week about a new weather model that is being developed at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton NJ which could significantly improve weather forecasting on the time period of a week or more. Having better long-range predictions could help people who have weather-sensitive industries plan better for work or other activities. It could also help emergency managers prepare when hurricanes or other extreme weather occurs with less likelihood of a false alarm. It starts with a discussion of the potential impacts of Hurricane Joaquin in 2015 as it approached the coast of South Carolina. You can read the story here.