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Best weather site to use?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by ScnicExcellence, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. ScnicExcellence

    ScnicExcellence Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    I have been looking at two different weather websites for here in kitchener

    weathernetwork.ca
    and
    http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca

    They both go against each other on abesolute everything nothing is the same, i need to know a good website to get a good forcast from.

    I know the best thing is to just wake up every 3 hours or so.
    But it helps to have something to go by other than just waking up every few hours.


    Ben
     
  2. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I use weatherundergound.com because they seem to be right some of the time, which is more than I can say for some of the other sources.

    Even keeping an eye on that, and other sources, I was caught unaware by a heavy snowfall just on top of the ridge ~ practically within sight of my house, yet I had no snow sticking and no sign that it was anything but some light flurries. The next day I saw a photo in the local paper showing a good six inches of snow, schools released, highways shut down...

    I don't have any clients up in that area, but still... it was practically in my own backyard...
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I go on a local news chanel website they seam to predict the weather beter than national weather sites.
     
  5. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    accuweather.com
    intellicast.com
    weather.com
    weather.gov
    and all 8 local channel sites

    I check them all and then make my own decisions....

    they're all weather-men....they don't have to be right! :D
     
  6. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    weatherunderground.com
     
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    noaa.gov

    its been the best and most reliable site i've seen/used over the past three years.
     
  8. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    This would be my vote as well, although I'm not sure how well it will work for you up in Canada.
     
  9. fyerfytr

    fyerfytr Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 27

    weatherunderground.com
     
  10. ALLABOUTSNOW

    ALLABOUTSNOW Member
    Messages: 32

    I agree with REDMAN NOAA is the best but difficult to navigate. Weather.com has great radar and very easy to use. Experiance comes with reading both.. GOOD LUCK Scnic
     
  11. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    i use weather.com i have for a while know it seems to be right most of the time
     
  12. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Noaa.gov if they forecast snow, it actually will, if anything they usually forecast lower than what ends up on the ground. Accuweather.com and weather.com . I usually look at all 3 and average them. If you want an accurate forecast look out your window. LOL I should have been a weatherman, I know of no other occupation can you be WRONG 75% of the time and still be employed!
     
  13. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

  14. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I agree, I also use NOAA.gov.
     
  15. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    noaa.gov doesn't list Canadian Cities.
     
  16. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I use www.farmzone.ca, environment canada, weathernetwork, and accuweather. Then make my own assumtions and conclusions. When looking at radar, its environment canada's, thats where most are getting theirs from. FarmZone is usually pretty good. Good Luck.
     
  17. All Season Lawn

    All Season Lawn Member
    Messages: 41

  18. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,832

    i guess there all good no one every knows whats gonna be