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    Best weather site

    Do you have one weather site that seems to be more accurate than the others? I was comparing two sites earlier and they seemed for different locations.
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    I like www.NOAA.gov

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    wunderground.com is my choice. Type in your zip code then select the local sensors you prefer. I live in a densely populated area and have a bunch of different sensors to choose from.

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    I do weatherspark.com, which has data from NOAA, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and World Weather Online. I average all three and pray for the best!
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    This one isn't too bad ... relatively accurate forecasts.
    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/tas/lower-derwent/hobart

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    +1 for wunderground and they have phone apps as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    wunderground.com is my choice. Type in your zip code then select the local sensors you prefer. I live in a densely populated area and have a bunch of different sensors to choose from.
    I'm a farmer and commodity trader, and rely on accurate weather info for my busness. On the computer, wunderground (weather underground) is the gold stndard for accurate information presented in a logical fashion. Really like the network of Personal Weather Stations that supplements the NOAA grid. On the phone, though, I'm partial to My-Cast. Their radar is a bit faster, and the hourly forecasts are especially useful for short term planning.

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    Plain ole Weather Channel works around here. The forecast isn't as important for me as looking at the radar. Most weather hits us from the northwest, so a quick look at the radar will let me know my chances.

    What amazes me is how often I don't bother to do that, and wonder why I find myself in the middle of a monsoon.

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    Put "Current Weather" in Google and then displayed right at the top is a nice weather underground widget that looks like this:weather.jpg

    Then I have the interactive radar map http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/ bookmarked for more detail, for a sanity check on the forecasts if nothing else.

    When it's been raining a bit I check for flooding and river level forecast with the NWS Hydrologic Prediction Service here (sometimes you have to refresh the page once or twice to get it to come up) http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydro...ffc&gage=aphg1
    showing current levels and a decent prediction. That's one of my crossings but you can select stations specific to your route.
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    While wunderground looks like it would be better than the Forecast Fox extension (powered by Accuweather) on two of my browsers, I have found that weatherbug gives me the most accurate for my location because the data for my town is coming from my kids' school, as opposed to locations that are miles away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
    . On the phone, though, I'm partial to My-Cast. Their radar is a bit faster, and the hourly forecasts are especially useful for short term planning.
    Thx, I'll have to check that out.

    Currently using Radar Now on the phone which works just fine for me but I might as well shop around a bit just for fun.
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    Moved from General Cycling to Foo.
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    Radar Now beats MyCast for radar, IMO.
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    Moved from General Cycling to Foo.
    Foosters care about the weather?
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    Weather.gov aka NOAA is what I prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Foosters care about the weather?
    We're weather maniacs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Weather.gov aka NOAA is what I prefer.
    Me too.
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    Forecast Advisor to find out who is most accurate for the area I am in. I work in industrial construction, we live and die by the weather... literally. I have 3-4 different weather apps on my phone. I use Noaa.gov for most forecasts, wunderground for the street level radar. Weather.com for longer range forecasts.

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    I watch the weather closely for my biking and kayaking passions.

    I've found Weather Underground to be the most reliable. Using their Wundermap can give spot precip totals that are hard to beat.

    For total precip in the last 24 hours I use the accuweather map (decent rainfall maps aren't easy to find).

    The weather channel site does have an interesting feature - the 'future radar', where you can play an animation showing what your local radar is probable to look like a couple of hours down the road (helps in planning activities as rain rolls in).

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    That Forecast Advisor site is pretty cool. It looks like the good ol' weather channel is the most accurate for the locales I frequent.

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    Wunderground's wundermap is my preferred. NOAA is good too. None of them seem to have it completely right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    We're 10,00 weather maniacs. fify
    I like wunderground too, but still check before I leave.

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    1st I glance at my local TV News station web site, but then I always check the actual radar loop for my own interpretation.

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