Our new Pinpoint Forecasting Model did another fairly decent job at forecasting when our main line of showers and thunderstorms would push through the Brazos Valley Monday morning.
The local model, operated by the News 3 weather department, painted the main line of showers and thunderstorms to push through the central portions of the Brazos Valley at 9:00 a.m. We often use these forecast to develop a general trend for what to expect. We won't forecast heavy rain in Madison county and sunshine in Brazos county at an exact time, but we can give you a good idea of when you can expect features, such as Monday morning's squall line, to push through.
To the right is an actual satellite and radar image from 9:00 a.m., Monday morning. After a quick observation, the first thing you'll notice is the coverage of rain, which was a little more than indicated by the Pinpoint forecast. If you look carefully, you will also notice that the leading edge of thunderstorms were a little further east than forecast.
While your Pinpoint Forecast won't be exactly perfect every time, it will do a fairly decent job at forecasting when a lot of weather elements could affect the region.
This examples given above represent the future clouds and radar mode of your Pinpoint Forecasting Model. At any given time, we can also switch to different modes and generate forecast for other weather elements such as wind speed, wind direction, temperatures, and a lot more. We receive new model data every six hours and even sooner during severe weather events. In addition to forecasting for the Brazos Valley, we can also generate forecasts for the southern plains, another feature you see often during our weathercasts.