Ive read some posts from people that really seem to know a thing or two about weather so maybe those in the know can answer this question for me. Are high/low temperatures easier to predict and therefore more accurate than precipitation predictions 7-10 days out?
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I can't recall a time ever when I looked at the temp and thought "man they sure got the forecast wrong today." That happened with pretty much every precip. forecast all winter. So yeah temps are easier I'd say. Maybe factoring in historical averages for temps makes them easier to forecast?
I should probably change the question. It shouldn't have been a comparison to precipitation. I'm just thinking of future vacation planning after this incredibly warm winter the entire west region has experienced this season. It would help in planning where to go if the temps can be predicted fairly accurately 10 days out.
Thanks bliz. After the season we had (or are having for some) I'm thinking of not planning any major trips next season and instead only doing last minute road trips to wherever the conditions are best. Looking at temp forecasts in advance could really help predict snow preservation, melt/freeze cycles, and snowmaking potential when deciding on which region to head towards. thanks again!