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Forecasting Inches

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Antlerart06, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Why?
    Weather Channel calling 6-12
    Accuweather Calling 3-6
    Weather Bug calling 6-8
    Local Radio calling 8-15
    Local Tv calling Heavy Snow

    Why is everybody so Different?

    Does the weather person get commission on inches or what?
     
  2. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    What does national weather service say? I put 0 faith in the above listed yahoos
     
  3. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,007

    They're different for one reason....


    Ratings....




    If all the stations, weather forecasters, radio hosts and your local grandpa had the exact same weather forecast, then would it matter which one you listened to or watched ???


    No it wouldn't. They all get their information from the national weather service, but then they tweak it so that it sounds "different", otherwise, why watch them ???
     
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Well our geniuses forecasted a coating to an inch with 1-3 where heavier bands persist. Around 6" later it finally quit. I should've went into meteorology.
     
  5. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    they can give you a more accurate forcast once it quits.
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Now they all are saying same thing so looks like 8''-10'' with 30mph+ winds Here come the drifts again
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,542

    I think 1 to 20 is very doable
     
  8. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    its ALWAYS zero to six ..just cant go wrong

    STAY TUNED
     
  9. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 197

    You folks getting hammered with snow be carefulThumbs Up
     
  10. cpmi

    cpmi Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 162

    National weather service is no better than said other forcasting media in my area. Friday morning of blizzard where we received approx. 32 inches they were still calling for 6-12 inches for total storm accumulation. We had 6 inches by 3 pm Friday. Snow didn't stop until Saturday am.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,542

    So you won? What was the total?