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Old 07-25-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Thumbs down Weather.com SUCKS!!!

I'm looking out my weather and i notice its getting very cloudy and dark and i'm wondering if its going to rain so I click on weather.com and they only say Sunny with some clouds. 30 minutes later it starts raining outside so I go back on Weather.com and it now says its Raining. LOL!!!
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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I'm looking out my weather and i notice its getting very cloudy and dark and i'm wondering if its going to rain so I click on weather.com and they only say Sunny with some clouds. 30 minutes later it starts raining outside so I go back on Weather.com and it now says its Raining. LOL!!!
If you mean the Weather Channel - I agree. They have become nothing more than a goofy talk show, with a bunch of pretty females in tight clothes (who all look and sound alike) that hype the Weather. The science has gone right out of the whole thing. Even their historical data section has huge errors.

trust me...stick with NOAA...they are really the only source of forecasts and data.
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I use wunderground.com. As for your rain, it is not uncommon here to look outside and see that it is raining, and then look at the radar and see that there is just a tiny cell that is no more than a couple of miles across. As a result, I might get a tenth of an inch, and the official stats from the airport, 3 miles away, will forever record for eternal posterity that it was a rainless day in my city.
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I find NOAA's website confusing. For instance, I typed in my location, and I got a town ten miles away and it says the current temperature is 32F.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I find NOAA's website confusing. For instance, I typed in my location, and I got a town ten miles away and it says the current temperature is 32F.
You probably mean 32 C. I think that's upper 80s F?
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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They have become nothing more than a goofy talk show, with a bunch of pretty females in tight clothes (who all look and sound alike) that hype the Weather.
Really hmmm, may have to start watching it again.
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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You probably mean 32 C. I think that's upper 80s F?
Close, 32 C is roughly 90 F.
(each degree C is about 1.8 degrees F, so there's usually overlap)
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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You probably mean 32 C. I think that's upper 80s F?
That was my first thought too, but underneath it said 0C.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The automatic instrumentation sometimes fails or malfunctions, and you often get "Missing" as the value when this happens. In your case, a missing reading might default to zero-celsius, which is then machine converted to 32 F.

The readings on any weather reporting source are always non-manned, and if something goes wrong, it could take hours or days for a human being to recognize the problem and go and repair it. Stopping for a beer on the way.

I just went to four onlline sites and got these current local readings, for temp, wind, humidity:
NOAA 85 3 77
Google 86 3 80
wunderground.com 85 4 77
weather.com 85 5 (humidity not offered)

Only now did I realize what a complete joke weather.com is. The local current conditions simply say "humid" with the insulting assumption that an actual humidity reading is beyond a layman's capacity for comprehension. I can then click on 'details' and get humidity, but still no barometer or dewpoint. But there is a golf course finder! Their radar is 28 minutes out of date, while wunderground's updates every five minutes. Weather.com---what a POS. Itss a weather site you would expect to be associated with the Home Shopping Network.

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Old 07-26-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I kind of figured it may have just been having issues (well obviously it was having issues!), since it did read an even 0C. I just checked it now and it seems to be fine.
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