stewartb » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:23 am
Weather forecast reliability varies by region. Alaska weath forecasts are unreliable. Nobody's fault, it's just the nature of the beast.
That fits here in Central and Northern Nevada. Especially the last couple of years. Lots of sunny/high cloud/light wind days when it was supposed to be precip/low cloud/winds.
I was told by some NOAA folks that they aren't allowed to use local knowledge anymore to change forecasts even when it makes sense to do so. I was told they now they look at the models and have to "pick" the one they believe will be the closest even when they know it is wrong. WTF?
One positive outcome is I've sure got a lot better at interpreting weather info and judging my own 24hr forecasts.
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