Global Forecast System. The operational numerical weather forecasting model run by NCEP. The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based. Forecast data from the GFS is available out to 180 hours at full resolution and 16 days at a reduced resolution.
18:19 EDT The family of a toddler killed when a wild storm brought a tree down onto a house in Melbourne has been left shattered, a close family friend says.