accuweather winter forcast
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langleyskier
October 10, 2005
Member since 12/7/2004
824 posts
cool temps and above average snowfall!!
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Roger Z
October 10, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
What a relief! According to accuweather's map, Miami may only receive 75% of it's annual snowfall.

ps- here's accuweather's city forecast:

http://wwwa.accuweather.com/promotion.asp?dir=aw&page=winter

BushwackerinPA
October 11, 2005
Member since 12/9/2004
649 posts
One of the main factors(good factor)is that the great lakes are warmer than ever. CAN YOU SAY LAKE EFFECT!!!!
snowcone
October 11, 2005
Member since 09/27/2002
589 posts
The members on the weather forum I belong to are snickering their heads off over the Accuweather winter forecast. They are commenting on its low caliber and erroneous graphics; the bit about 75% of 0 inches for Miami snowfall has come in for a lot of sniping. Basically Accuweather is generating sloppy, purposely vague predictions, and trying to drum up paying customers.

If you want more accurate analysis, you might want to check out NOAA and NWS [winter predictions should be out by the end of Oct] and the following sites: http://www.wxrisk.com/ ... http://www.wunderground.com/ ... http://md.weather-forecast.ws/ or if you want to find the comments of a several top mets and some very good amateurs then join http://www.easternuswx.com/bb/index.php? which is the best by far the best option. I never use Accuweather; historically, their long range predictions [1-2 weeks] have usually busted. Thing is you never suspect that because they tweak the predictions daily so the original prediction is always overwritten.

I use EasternUSWx forum posts to guesstimate a couple of weeks ahead whether conditions will be good for a long weekend at SS. It takes a little work, but so far, the system has been right on the money and we have had totally awesome conditions during our trips!
jb714
October 11, 2005
Member since 03/4/2003
294 posts
Snowcone:

Totally agreed! I joined easternuswx a couple of weeks ago, and it hasn't taken me very long to lower my opinion of Accuweather by a considerable margin. Although to be honest I had already been turned off by Accuweather's attempt to prevent the NWS from issuing information to the public - that is beyond absurd.

Also I get the sense from most of the Winter forecasts on Easternuswx that the concensus forecast is sort of cautiously optimistic for this Winter.

In amy case, it's a great site for those of us who are weather-obsessed.
Roger Z
October 11, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
The only thing surprising about your post JB is that you had much respect for accuweather to begin with. I've been very happy with them only because their long range forecasts (10-15 days out) have been running below average for over a month, and much cooler than weather.com. It's not that they're accurate, it's that they keep tantalizing me with cold temps. I guess it's the same reason some people watch sci-fi: to see a world they wished existed but actually doesn't. Call me the Star Trek Accuweather type.
Snowmakers
October 11, 2005
Member since 11/23/2004
222 posts
++props
langleyskier
October 11, 2005
Member since 12/7/2004
824 posts
I have always found that NOAA is by far the best. However, Senator Santorum from Penn. is trying to deprive us weather fanatics (and the rest of the country) of NOAA's free service. I doubt it will pass but it would be a great loss if it did.
Bill
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(and if you are wondering why he would introduce a bill like this one just add up the facts---- he is from Pennsylvania+Accuweather donates money to him+accuweather is based in State College, PA=Bill to abolish NOAA and give private weather companies more business
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