The Meme goes like this:
“Meanwhile the Met Office in the UK never seems to be able to predict more than 5 days in advance.”
Doesn't that sound like a cliche more than any serious assertion?
I admit I don’t know about UK weather forecasting. And I’ll admit locally, (Southwest USA), the Weather Service does seem to forecast more snow and rain storms than we actually see, but they do have their "%ChanceOf" and other factors.
On the other hand, it seems that forecasts of Hurricane Sandy's path - and potential - got nailed pretty good a week before US landfall… and it seems to me tropical cyclone forecasting in general is pretty spot on. So what about that?