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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
16:17 EDT A last minute wind change saved a tiny Western Australian community as bushfires ravaged the state's Mid West region on Wednesday.