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Reliable weather app

Post by canadian lawn » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 pm

The weather app on iPhone is terrible when it comes to predicting if it rains or not. What app or website do you guys use and had good reliability with.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by Harts » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:10 pm

Weather underground. It uses personal weather stations in your area. Choose the one closest to you.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by canadian lawn » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:34 pm

Thanks @Harts

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by Babameca » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pm

@Harts @canadian lawn Underground is great for statistics and real time data, but find it so so for predictions. I use it conjunction with weather network.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by Harts » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:35 pm

Let's be honest guys, there isn't a single weather app, station or person that has any consistent predictability.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by Harts » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:38 pm

@canadian lawn I hope you see the irony in the title of your thread!

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by canadian lawn » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:48 pm

:pardon:

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by davegravy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:14 pm

In the summer I find the best you can do is local radar and extrapolating the trajectory of storm cells. Really only good for a couple hours out though.

ln the spring and fall where rain more often comes in the form of large systems (think overcast dreary days), all the weather apps are pretty reliable.
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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by kds » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:33 pm

What is the Canadian counterpart to the National Weather Service?

The National Weather Service is always my go-to source. No app, but their forecast pages are responsive so it's fine on a phone. They're not just weather models, the forecasters tweak them in each office.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by SNOWBOB11 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:06 pm

kds wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:33 pm
What is the Canadian counterpart to the National Weather Service?

The National Weather Service is always my go-to source. No app, but their forecast pages are responsive so it's fine on a phone. They're not just weather models, the forecasters tweak them in each office.
That would be environment canada. They have a lot of flaws but are the most reliable you can get from the weather agencys. @canadian lawn If your looking for them search for weather office. They have a good radar also.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by john5246 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:16 pm

canadian lawn wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 pm
The weather app on iPhone is terrible when it comes to predicting if it rains or not. What app or website do you guys use and had good reliability with.

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Use a rain gauge. There no reliable prediction method for storms because winds shift. Yesterday the radar showed it was going to rain in a few hours. It didn't. By the time it got toward me it dissipated. The weather radar is accurate about 30mins ahead.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by SNOWBOB11 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:24 pm

john5246 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:16 pm
canadian lawn wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 pm
The weather app on iPhone is terrible when it comes to predicting if it rains or not. What app or website do you guys use and had good reliability with.

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Use a rain gauge. There no reliable prediction method for storms because winds shift. Yesterday the radar showed it was going to rain in a few hours. It didn't. By the time it got toward me it dissipated. The weather radar is accurate about 30mins ahead.
There are lots of reliable prediction methods. There called weather models. For short range predictions use meso scale models. Radar isn’t useful for predicting weather as it’s a snap shot of what has happened already. If your talking about a simulated radar that’s a different story.

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by Babameca » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:39 pm

SNOWBOB11 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:24 pm
john5246 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:16 pm
canadian lawn wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 pm
The weather app on iPhone is terrible when it comes to predicting if it rains or not. What app or website do you guys use and had good reliability with.

Thanks
Use a rain gauge. There no reliable prediction method for storms because winds shift. Yesterday the radar showed it was going to rain in a few hours. It didn't. By the time it got toward me it dissipated. The weather radar is accurate about 30mins ahead.
There are lots of reliable prediction methods. There called weather models. For short range predictions use meso scale models. Radar isn’t useful for predicting weather as it’s a snap shot of what has happened already. If your talking about a simulated radar that’s a different story.
The weather network does exactly this if I am not completely wrong...

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Re: Reliable weather app

Post by Lawnguyland » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:48 am

I would look for a professional local weather blogger and follow them. I have a couple in NYC/LI and they will go into much more detail about what to expect weather wise. Usually they are extremely accurate. His explanations paired with the weather underground accumulation predictions has allowed me to get a very good understanding about my local weather forecast so I can take the appropriate lawn care action.

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