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Does weather.com always fail?

post #1 of 10
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I am in Monument near Colorado Springs and its been snowing since 9 last night, hard since about 4 this morning. Yet weather.com says its cloudy here. Is it always this unreliable?
post #2 of 10
Weather.com is epic fail. I use wunderground.com
post #3 of 10
Don't use weather.com, it is just terrible. Whenever there is a storm coming, weather.com uses the warnings of the national weather service. Use NOAA and you can't go wrong.
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I noticed how bad they suck the other day when I was looking at the weather in telluride. They had two different forecasts for telluride, co, and telluride ski resort. The ski resort forecast just said it would be cloudy....right... Then the telluride, co page said like 1-2 inches saturday, 2-4 sunday, etc... but then at the top of the page is a winter storm warning predicting 1-3 feet total accumulation. They definitely have too much automation and no quality control.
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I noticed how bad they suck the other day when I was looking at the weather in telluride. They had two different forecasts for telluride, co, and telluride ski resort. The ski resort forecast just said it would be cloudy....right... Then the telluride, co page said like 1-2 inches saturday, 2-4 sunday, etc... but then at the top of the page is a winter storm warning predicting 1-3 feet total accumulation. They definitely have too much automation and no quality control.
they probably just got feet and inches mixed around, easy mistake
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Originally Posted by jclay2 View Post
Use NOAA and you can't go wrong.
Which, in case you didn't know, can be reached by www.weather.gov

A really nicely put together website, too.
post #7 of 10
They have been off with the current conditions by 20 degrees and 35% humidity before.
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Originally Posted by Buddah Bar View Post
Weather.com is epic fail. I use wunderground.com
x2 for wunderground.com
post #9 of 10
I actually have an application for my phone called MyCast and it's the most accurate weather predictor I've seen.

When we were in Indianapolis for the MotoGP races Saturday was predicted as having rain all day on all of the websites, news stations, etc. MyCast said it wouldn't rain at all. Everyone I told said I was nuts, but it didn't rain all day. I haven't looked at anything else since.
post #10 of 10
weather.com basically takes the NWS information and slaps it up on their (fugly) website. So unless they actually made a mistake and posted the wrong information entirely, they should be as good as the National Weather Service. Of course, that may not mean much sometimes, but generally they're pretty good for 24-36 hour forecasts.

Depending on where you are, the "local" conditions they report could actually be from 20+ miles away. They aren't always real clear on exactly where the measurements were taken. You should also check the last update time; you may be looking at information from hours ago.
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