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About GFS

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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Sheep numbers plummet to historic lows, but confidence remains high

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Australia's national sheep flock is projected to drop to its lowest level in 116 years, but it is hoped recent rain will help with the recovery in the years ahead.

Preschool closure shuts door on mum's plan to get work off-farm amid drought

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A vital service is preventing mother-of-three, Nerissa Forster, from entering the workforce in 2020 as her community enters its third year in drought.

New decade begins with significant records

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A number of noteworthy temperture records were broken in the opening weeks of 2020.