CAUTION! CARE SHOULD BE USED WHEN USING THIS MODEL
The CFS model is different to any other operational weather forecasting model you will see on WeatherOnline.
The systems works by taking reanalysis data (NCEP Reanalysis 2) and ocean conditions from GODAS
(Global Ocean data Assimilation). Both of these data sets are for the previous day, and so you
should be aware that before initialisation the data is already one day old.
Caution should be employed when using the forecasts made by the CFS. However, it is useful when
monitored daily in assessing forecasts for the coming months, the confidence levels in these
forecasts and in an assessment of how such long range models perform.