Skip to comments.Shutdown Drama Shows Need for Private Weather Service (Huh?)
Posted on 01/22/2019 7:19:56 AM PST by rktman
For residents of St. Louis, Missouri and Washington D.C. commuting to work surrounded by mountains of snow, its essential that they leave home equipped with an accurate weather forecast. Yet, politics is rearing its ugly head and preventing Americans from getting the information they need to make safe travel choices. During the shutdown, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forcing Americans to undertake DIY forecasting. Even though the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, which oversees the NWS) has claimed that much of operations are in excepted status and therefore remain in place to provide forecasts and warnings to protect lives and property, compromised activities are already leaving millions in the lurch.
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Let me see, it is winter in the northern hemisphere so how should I dress for today, swim suit or snow suit? Very difficult choice. Whatever did those people living back in the 1800s do without accurate (!) forecasting. I bet they were not planting tomatoes in January but what do I know.
Wunderground. Crowdsourced weather.
The old Farmer’s Almanac was TWC of the day and about as accurate as you’d expect.
Private weather service? Let’s see....just offhand there’s Weather Underground, Weather.com, The Weather Channel, the service that the founder of Weather Underground started, which is generally more accurate than the govt service. There are more that I can’t think of just now.
Oh yeah, there’s the TV weather guy! How could I, or the writer of this silly article, forget about that?
Much more limited sat coverage back then too.
Uuuummmmm, I went outside, it was cold. I put a coat on...Problem solved.
Universal Weather is another one, not for general public. mainly used for general aviation and specific corporate accounts for planning and DR.
Just go here:
put in your Zip Code or your City, and up comes a week’s forecast.
“Whatever did those people living back in the 1800s do without accurate (!) forecasting. I bet they were not planting tomatoes in January but what do I know.”
Besides, why worry!Congresswoman Alexandra Occasional-Kotex says the Worid is going to end in 12 years anyway.
There are some modeling and analog sites that are not available to private contract meteorologists. It’s not stopping them from doing their job, but. it is making it harder.
I just bought the donkey forecaster
Cause I am a meteorologist and just had to have it.
This writer is an idiot. NWS forecasts are much more accurate than private forecasts.
Yeah, we need more weather channel propaganda.
Have no idea whether they are accurate or not, nor do I care what the temp is in Juarez, but they sure beat the National Weather Service any day, be it rainy, sunny, hot or cold...
My fave sources still work -
0 - 2 1/2 day out forecast:
and the Storm Prediction Center -
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