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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.

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Tropical Cyclone Oma could cross the southern Queensland coast, BOM says

12:04 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Oma could possibly cross the southern Queensland coast, after changing direction overnight, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Cyclone Oma could approach southern Queensland coast from Thursday, BOM says

21:09 EDT

It is now looking more likely that Cyclone Oma could approach Brisbane and the south Queensland coast — but a lot of uncertainty remains.

What defending my home during Tasmania's bushfires taught me about disaster reporting

20:10 EDT

When a bushfire emergency warning was issued for Glen Huon and nearby areas in late January, I was in the ABC's Hobart newsroom — but not for long.