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Old 05-19-17, 09:33 AM   #51
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Thanks guys. That wasn't all that hard, but it wasn't intuitive. This page does have a lot of information, and that's great. The only deficiency with forecasts and observations that troubles me is with the wind direction and speed. Along the river edge of the island, the wind is shifty and gusty, so I suppose any observation doesn't make a good generalization of what I'll experience.
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Old 05-19-17, 12:29 PM   #52
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Weather Underground is very good for me. The Android app is very good and straightforward and easy to see at a glance. Also I have a personal station in their network so I can see conditions at my house immediately.
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I use the RadarScope app for near term and day of ride weather and Accuweather app for the daily and weekly forecasts. Radarscope lets see you where the rain clouds are right now and what is coming. They have a pro version that shows lightning too but it's unnecessary in Puget Sound area.
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Old 05-19-17, 05:55 PM   #54
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Word on The Weather Channel.
I've been using Wunderground for years but lately, for unknown reasons, they've been missing the mark. Are the patterns changing and they haven't changed the prediction models? I don't know, but they've been off at least twice a week with forecast temps and rain - it rained on two days where they predicted none. Fine, it was drizzle that didn't show up on the radar, but it was a cold, miserable 45-degree drizzle.

Accuweather's not much better either, unfortunately. I've started looking at NWS forecasts, but they're not as detailed.
You need to dig deeper on site/app. NWS has all the detail you could ever want in the short/long range discussions, although it takes a while to get a handle on the shorthand lingo they often use. You practically need to be a junior meteorologist I use their iPhone app, a little dated in look/feel, but has plenty of detail for my needs in the layman's detailed forecasts.
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NWS / NOAA has been paying attention to some comments. Here's the New! Improved! point forecast page for Central Park in New York City:

https://forecast-v3.weather.gov/point/40.7673,-73.9823

There are at least three ways to change the location:
  • Toward the upper left corner of the page, enter the location or ZIP code you'd like to see.
  • Dragon drop / recenter the map that's halfway down on the right side of the page.
  • Courageously, edit the latitude and longitude in the URL, remembering that west longitude is entered as a negative number.

If you read the bumph about the changes, most of 'em are plumbing behind the scenes.

One new feature that's visible: below the graphic daily thumbnails, there's now a new tab on the left side of the page for hourly forecasts.

The only glitch I've encountered so far: sometimes, the "Current Conditions" are highlighted as not being current observations. The same thing happened (rarely) with the old format, but with the new format, it seems more frequent. That could be random bad luck. It doesn't affect the forecasts.
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Thanks for that, @arbee.
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