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NFA [TotalFark]
2013-01-24 11:21:52 AM
A window.
 
2013-01-24 11:24:01 AM

NFA: A window.


Nailed it.
 
2013-01-24 11:24:39 AM

NFA: A window.


How often do you have to reboot that thing?
 
2013-01-24 11:27:14 AM
 
2013-01-24 11:31:53 AM

NFA: A window.


This. Usually pretty accurate.
 
2013-01-24 11:32:08 AM
Find a local weather blog. They are usually sponsored by a TV station or local paper. In MN we have  http://www.startribune.com/weather/blogs/Paul_Douglas_on_Weather.html   and  http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/updraft/
 
2013-01-24 11:33:01 AM

poonesfarm: NFA: A window.

This. Usually pretty accurate.


Not if you want o know what is going to happen tomorrow or next weekend.
 
2013-01-24 11:34:24 AM

NowhereMon: poonesfarm: NFA: A window.

This. Usually pretty accurate.

Not if you want o know what is going to happen tomorrow or next weekend.


That's what the Gypsy woman is for.

She also tells me I'm going to die in a toilet stall, so....  You take the bad with the good.
 
2013-01-24 11:35:03 AM
 
2013-01-24 11:35:26 AM
classic.wunderground.com
 
2013-01-24 11:36:24 AM
NOAA.
 
2013-01-24 11:36:54 AM

NowhereMon: poonesfarm: NFA: A window.

This. Usually pretty accurate.

Not if you want o know what is going to happen tomorrow or next weekend.


What do you want? Some kind of weather psychic?
 
2013-01-24 11:37:14 AM

Vodka Zombie: NowhereMon: poonesfarm: NFA: A window.

This. Usually pretty accurate.

Not if you want o know what is going to happen tomorrow or next weekend.

That's what the Gypsy woman is for.

She also tells me I'm going to die in a toilet stall, so....  You take the bad with the good.


You need to stop going to her.
 
2013-01-24 11:38:14 AM
Weather underground is good if you know how to read weather maps. My local tv guy is a weather geek, and excellent. There's a Facebook Page for nj weather that has been dead accurate for me
 
2013-01-24 11:39:01 AM
Most of the data on websites like Weather Underground or Weather.com is based off of data that they obtain from NOAA anyway. The only difference is that places like Weather.com would massage the data a little bit before it is repackaged to the mass audience - often in ways that make it less accurate than the NOAA data they started out with.

NOAA, by all accounts, is the most accurate weather service available. Use that instead.
 
2013-01-24 11:40:01 AM

Earguy: My local tv guy is a weather geek, and excellent.


Who, Dan Skeldon? It was amusing to watch him during Sandy because you can tell after a while that he was up for 24 hours.
 
2013-01-24 11:42:04 AM

RexTalionis: Most of the data on websites like Weather Underground or Weather.com is based off of data that they obtain from NOAA anyway. The only difference is that places like Weather.com would massage the data a little bit before it is repackaged to the mass audience - often in ways that make it less accurate than the NOAA data they started out with.


They then add on cool words like EXTREME! and CATASTROPHIC! or HISTORICAL!  Because the weather channel sucks balls
 
2013-01-24 11:42:07 AM
NOAA, wunderground or intellicast.
 
2013-01-24 12:00:24 PM
This one is the best I've found
It's accurate for pretty much any address word wide.
 
2013-01-24 12:11:43 PM
Bad news for everybody recommending wunderground.  The Weather Channel bought them last year.  Even if it's still OK, it's only a matter of time before TWC fully assimilates it.

Also, I endorse www.weather.gov.  You're already paying for it, might as well use it.
 
2013-01-24 12:32:52 PM
Basements don't usually have windows
 
2013-01-24 12:35:45 PM
Fark.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-24 12:37:21 PM
Since I found the digital forecast graph on the right hand side I like weather.gov.

If you insist on looking out the window, there's probably a Markov model to predict tomorrow's weather from today's. "Tomorrow's weather will be the same as today's" is a fairly good forecast in many places.
 
2013-01-24 12:47:27 PM
another vote for weather underground
 
2013-01-24 12:50:22 PM

wxboy: Bad news for everybody recommending wunderground.  The Weather Channel bought them last year.  Even if it's still OK, it's only a matter of time before TWC fully assimilates it.

Also, I endorse www.weather.gov.  You're already paying for it, might as well use it.


Yup, wunderground has already gone through some changes, its total ruin looms.
 
2013-01-24 12:52:25 PM
Hokay. Checked everything out and it looks like I'm sticking with the classics. NOAA was the most accurate with the least amount of mess to wade through. I'm going to run data for two weeks against weather underground and accuweather to see who comes out king.

The window was my front runner, but was to blunt when it came to the five-day forecast. I asked it what the weather on Monday would be like and it just told me "WINTER. GON' BE COLD". Thanks for nothing, Ali Windows.
 
2013-01-24 12:52:45 PM
Weatherunderground.com
 
2013-01-24 12:53:23 PM
Weather Channel app. It's better than the cable channel (no commercials, no extreme weather shows) and it's probably just NOAA's numbers anyway, and they are generally not wrong.
 
2013-01-24 12:57:00 PM

bob_ross: Basements don't usually have windows


Then you will have to use weather underground.
 
2013-01-24 12:58:37 PM

grokca: bob_ross: Basements don't usually have windows

Then you will have to use weather underground.


*badaboom! hey-o!
 
2013-01-24 01:00:44 PM
I'd like to point out that weather underground was recently purchased by The Weather Channel (aka weather.com) and will soon be assimilated into their collective

I personally like using raysweather.com, for it's highly local for the region and he's got more local weather stations that weather.com or wunderground don't have.
 
2013-01-24 01:04:15 PM
I make my own forecasts using a string and a rock. And when that fails I use weatherunderground.
 
2013-01-24 01:05:49 PM
My bum ankle is a pretty good barometer.
 
2013-01-24 01:08:04 PM

cgraves67: Weather Channel app. It's better than the cable channel (no commercials, no extreme weather shows) and it's probably just NOAA's numbers anyway, and they are generally not wrong.


I've gotta say... I hate TWC on TV, but their app has been the most accurate I've tested for my area. YMMV.
 
2013-01-24 01:17:10 PM
http://www.yr.no/

YMMV I find them great but i'm in Europe...
 
2013-01-24 01:17:58 PM
Stock rain clip art is surprisingly creepy:
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2013-01-24 01:23:36 PM

bighairyguy: Stock rain clip art is surprisingly creepy:
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Meatwad?
 
2013-01-24 01:28:33 PM
Subby loathes weather.com with a passion for being wildly inaccurate infotainment

At least your priorities are in order.
 
2013-01-24 01:28:55 PM

PainInTheASP: NOAA website.


National Weather Service (a division of NOAA). The only place you should EVER go.
 
2013-01-24 01:35:24 PM
 
2013-01-24 01:37:12 PM
One of my favs

weatherspark
 
2013-01-24 01:38:55 PM
Sonny Elliott.
 
2013-01-24 01:39:35 PM
A weather forecast is just a prediction. Sure there's a lot of science involved and it's gotten more accurate in the last 20 years or so, but it's still a prediction. Other than a curiosity, what difference does it make what the weather will be 5 or 10 days from now anyway?
 
2013-01-24 01:41:52 PM
weather.com is good for the radar

weather underground is good for everything else

Expecting the opposite of what weather.com says is the best
 
2013-01-24 02:06:07 PM
Link


You should learn how to do your own forecasting based on local observations, below is a good book to help you learn how to recognize and forecast weather changes.
www.mountaineersbooks.org
 
2013-01-24 02:17:57 PM
A one-legged, blind chicken pecking at a dart board. Today it looks like it will be bullseye with a chance of trip-twenties.
 
2013-01-24 02:20:21 PM
WeatherUnderground is the best i've found.
 
2013-01-24 02:29:39 PM
http://weather.unisys.com/ is pretty damned cool.
 
2013-01-24 02:31:51 PM

RexTalionis: Earguy: My local tv guy is a weather geek, and excellent.

Who, Dan Skeldon? It was amusing to watch him during Sandy because you can tell after a while that he was up for 24 hours.


Yes, he's great.  Are you back down here from Connecticut?
 
2013-01-24 02:41:35 PM

violentsalvation: classic.wunderground.com


This can't be said enough. Old school is best.

Also, 1Weather is a pretty good phone ap.
 
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