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Who's more accurate - Weather.com or AccuWeather?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by MrsJackSparrow, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. MrsJackSparrow

    MrsJackSparrow Active Member

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    I know weather.com is usually conservative with their 10-day forecasts.

    Anyone have any experience with AccuWeather, because I'm really liking their forecast for our trip next week! :wave:
  2. KristieLC

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    I like accuweather. They are definitely not perfect, but it isn't bad. Part of my husbands job is to make sure he knows the predicted weather for the upcoming weeks so that he can determine how much gas utilities will use, based on temp and the company (hess) uses accuweather as a whole.
  3. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    I think both sites use a system similar to the one pictured below which would make them about even.

    [​IMG]
  4. MrsJackSparrow

    MrsJackSparrow Active Member

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    :ROFLOL:
    That would definitely explain the variance in temps!
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    Pooh'sBuddy Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking of accurate forecasts to rely on for a while. What about a local tv station's website?
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    rsoxguy Well-Known Member

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    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    WDWMAGIC uses the same feed that NASA uses, and it's also the only feed that is admissable in evidence in a court of law LOL. So take that for what it's worth. :)
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    DznyGrlSD Well-Known Member

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  9. MrsJackSparrow

    MrsJackSparrow Active Member

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    WOW! Thanks for all the suggestions.

    So far, they're all better than Chicago suburbs! :ROFLOL: Still not sure whether I should pack flip-flops or not! :lol:
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    RiversideBunny New Member

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    Phil Connors, in the movie 'Ground Hog Day':

    "...Elko, Nevada, our nation's high at 79 today." Out in California, they're gonna have some warm weather tomorrow, gang wars, and some very overpriced real estate. Up in the Pacific Northwest, as you can see, they're gonna have some very, very tall trees...."
    .....
    "This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. "

    :)
  11. moriah

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    Being from the hometown of accuweather, it is my experience that they are pretty accurate about 3 days out. Anymore than that, and it is more than likely to change. Even within 2 minutes the weather can change. Weather Channel is the least accurate. Accuweather and NOAA are my prime choices. Even the weather channel refers to accuweather at times when they do the forcasts for State College, Pa, and we all know they refer to NOAA..... Cheers!


    Edit: Pack the flip flops. I went several times in December and in November, the weather is a mixed bag. I remember, two or three years ago at Christmas, my kids went swimming. Best of Luck!
  12. One Lil Spark

    One Lil Spark EPCOT Center Defender

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    And the Man has spoken!

    :D
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  14. GoofyDadKB

    GoofyDadKB Missing my mind... Premium Member

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    I find this to be the most accurate.

    [SIZE=+4]The Weather Rock[/SIZE]

    [​IMG]

    [SIZE=+2]This[/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]rock is the perfect weather indicator, it
    never fails. It is more accurate than your local
    weather person.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1] [/SIZE][SIZE=+2]This[/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]rock is the living word and
    is 100% correct.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1] [/SIZE][SIZE=+2]This[/SIZE][SIZE=+1] [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]is how it works:[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]a dry rock means fair weather.
    a wet rock means it's raining.
    a dusty rock means a dust storm.
    a swaying rock means it's windy.
    a shadow under the rock means it's sunny.
    a white rock means it's snowing.
    if the rock is jumping up and down, an
    earthquake is upon us.
    if the bottom of the rock is under water it's a
    flood.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]most beautiful of all, though the rock is not
    attached to its' existence, it doesn't mind which
    of the above is happening.[/SIZE]
  15. gjpjtj

    gjpjtj Well-Known Member

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    I like Accuweather, however I do refer to both, and the National Weather service as well. The mix gives you a good idea of whats happening. Accuweather seems to update their forecasts faster than Weather.com
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    Vernonpush Well-Known Member

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    :roflol::roflol:
  17. Maerj

    Maerj Well-Known Member

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    I use both weather.com and accuweather and hope for the best. Good luck!

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