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Do you believe the forcasts you get?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mark Witcher, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Forcast for tonight and saturday is 6 to 12 inches of snow. I hate it when they predict the big storms, as 90% of the time they are wrong. Well we are getting geared up for it just incase they get it right .
     
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I don't believe any of them. :nono:
     
  3. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    I take each one with a grain of salt...
    The weather men in the tri-state area here aren't so great
     
  4. Razorman

    Razorman Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Me either, but it's better to be prepared than to get caught with pants down :eek:
     
  5. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Always be prepared! Around here it is exact opposite of what they predict. If they predict 6-8 inches we get a dusting, 2-4 inches we get 8-10 inches :dizzy: They are pretty much on track for the little snows: dustings & 2 inches or less.
     
  6. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    If they tell me its going to snow, i believe them and prepare for snow. We have no other choice but to believe them. If they say its going to rain i don't prepare for a sunny day, to do so is living in denial. Unless you have your own full weather observation station with all the computer models then you believe somebody else. Personally, I think its pretty remarkable how well the weather guys can nail a forecast (which they do if you listen to the right people). They can predict with in a few miles where the rain/snow line will be for example.
     
  7. bolensdriver

    bolensdriver Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Once they predicted 12 inches of snow for us, and it changed to 18, then 21, then 25 inches. Then we ended up with 38 inches. :)
     
  8. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    It turned out just as I expected. They forcast a huge blizzard for fri,sat. and it doesnt snow until sunday morning. And instead of the 12 inches, we get less than 2 inches. This happens just about everytime. Last november they predicted less than 2 inches one night and we got over 10 inches.
     
  9. larryjlk

    larryjlk Member
    Messages: 66

    you guys might be interested in this, it's like your own weather station. It's a free d/l ( there's also one you can pay for). what's unique about it is it has live weather cams. You can pick the closest to you or view one in a neighboring state where the storm already is. www.weatherbug.com
     
  10. GPB

    GPB Member
    Messages: 55

    Here they have a tendency to cry wolf alot. They try to make a big deal out of a 3-4 inch event. My approach is to take what they predict and cut it in half. More often than not it seems to work.
    In there defense, predicting snowfall amounts can be very hard to pin down. Temperature changes of only a few degrees can make a huge difference in how much snow falls.
     
  11. Razorman

    Razorman Senior Member
    Messages: 144

  12. computerguy

    computerguy Member
    Messages: 88

    Weatherbug software

    Be careful with this software. It installs some spyware. If you install weatherbug make sure you do a scan on your computer for spyware. The best tools out there are Adaware by Lavasoft and Spybot Search and Destroy.

    I don't listen to the forecasts. I look at the radar and form my own opinions. I am correct more often than the so-called "professional" forecasters
     
  13. haligan125

    haligan125 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 64

    www.nws.noaa.gov
    National Weather Service. They are the ones who make the Watches and Warning, you have satilite links, Dopplar radar links, which are very helpful and forcast discussions. As far as weather guys they do ok in Maine, i take all of them mix it with the NWS and look out the window. like they said before snow Accumulations are the hardest thing to predict.