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Weather News and Websites => Weather Websites and Sources => Topic started by: Memphis Weather on December 26, 2013, 02:33:06 PM

Title: AccuWeather's 45-Day Forecasts Tested
Post by: Memphis Weather on December 26, 2013, 02:33:06 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/12/26/students-put-accuweather-long-range-forecasts-to-the-test/

Students at PSU tested Accuweather's 45-day forecasts against actual observed weather and climatology. The result: About what you'd think. After 10 days...Climo 'forecasts' generally better verified (often by vast amounts) than what Accuweather was providing.

Here's the graph for Memphis...
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/files/2013/12/Memphis.png)
Title: Re: AccuWeather's 45-Day Forecasts Tested
Post by: Clay on December 26, 2013, 02:38:39 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/12/26/students-put-accuweather-long-range-forecasts-to-the-test/

Students at PSU tested Accuweather's 45-day forecasts against actual observed weather and climatology. The result: About what you'd think. After 10 days...Climo 'forecasts' generally better verified (often by vast amounts) than what Accuweather was providing.

Here's the graph for Memphis...
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/files/2013/12/Memphis.png)
Great write-up! The fact is that AccuWX knew this going in. It's a gimmick to get people to use their site more than anything.
Title: Re: AccuWeather's 45-Day Forecasts Tested
Post by: BRUCE on December 26, 2013, 02:45:15 PM
thats a good thing... cause just for kicks and giggles, every blue moon i check it  JUST FOR KICKS AND GIGGLES AND LAUGHS, thats all... and they dont even have a spec of frozen precip thru first wk of february nor hardly temps to support it... what a joke they type of long range forecast is ::rofl::
Title: Re: AccuWeather's 45-Day Forecasts Tested
Post by: Memphis Weather on December 26, 2013, 02:52:50 PM
Great write-up! The fact is that AccuWX knew this going in. It's a gimmick to get people to use their site more than anything.

You mean a little company like AccuWeather trying to make wild...unrealistic forecasts in order to draw more people to their product and thus make a little profit off of these unsuspecting forecast-seekers?

Blasphemous...