Why weather prediction is so hard

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Why weather prediction is so hard

People get miffed when the weatherman doesn't get it just right. This unusual weather highlights how variable weather conditions can be within just miles. Similar challenges exist in the Great Lakes and predicting lake effect snows.

Bizarre snow strip over Kansas, just 15 miles across, highlights the challenges of forecasting

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Weather satellites confirmed the bizarre feature, which highlights the meteorological caprice that can give rise to such narrow swaths of snow. More than a foot of snow fell in the band, which was 10 to 15 miles wide in places. Just a few miles on either side, there were hardly flurries.
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