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The Most Accurate Weather Service Is...........

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Mid-Ohio Scaper, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    I'm a man who wants to spend some money on the most accurate weather service available to man. My interest started last year about a week before the 21" snow storm that hit central Ohio in March. I was listening to The John Corby Show on AM 610 WTVN when a man called in and stated that he had a friend that pays for his weather forecasts for his business through a weather service that specializes in weather forecasts for businesses who's business depends on their forecasts be right-on if not damn close. He then stated his buddy told him that we would see about 20" out of that storm. At that time local idiots were just calling for maybe 3 to 5" and once the snow started they raised the amount to about 8 to 10" and so on. I think you get what I'm saying here. Accuweather, TWC, local wanna be's, and the rest that try and always seem to get it wrong are wearing thin with me. I want the service that guy has, and I'm willing to pay to have piece of mind. Yet, I've no clue who that weather service that might be. Any help?
     
  2. pldann86

    pldann86 Member
    from LI NY
    Messages: 66

  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  4. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    I don't understand, this is a forum???? I was looking for a reliable weather service not a forum.:confused:
     
  5. jg244888

    jg244888 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    your eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Very funny!:D Too bad my eyes can only tell current weather conditions.;)
     
  7. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Well not to piss in your corn flakes, but even the supposed "Pro's" have no crystal ball.
    My money says even Lloyds of London wont be writing a policy for accuracy for the pro's either.
    What Your paying for is "live" service, texts, faxes and phone calls 24/7. They work for you but they still screw up (LOL) on there forecasts.
    What they are good at is real time predictions, meaning now they know exactly what they have, and they can tell YOU what will unfold, and to prepare for at that time. It will save you money, and help you plan a profitable approach for that storm.
    For a small company, with a few trucks it may be excessive. If you run a larger operation, with multiple sub crews, employee's and equipment. Then it smoney well spent.
    Most are not going to let ya know a week in advance to go lease two loaders because were going to get a whopper. They guess too :jester:
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  8. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    I know no one is perfect and can predict the weather 100% right 100% of the time, and no one has any "crystal ball", these things I thought were obvious. All I'm asking for is the one with the best record, and any help in this matter would greatly appreciated.
     
  9. Vortex

    Vortex Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    www.weather.gov

    Click on the US map for your area of interst. On the next page, click on the map to get closer to your point of interest. That brings you to the five-day forecast for the point on the map at which you clicked.

    Here's the cool part. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. On the right hand side, click on the link titled "Hourly Weather Graph". This will provide you with an hour-by-hour forecast graph, including wind direction, wind speed, temperature, and amount of precipitation and snowfall expected.

    You've already paid for this with your tax dollars. You r local National Weather Service Office has a team of meteorologists that put this information together and update it every six hours; more often if the conditions merit.

    Enjoy

    Rob
     
  10. cvalcik

    cvalcik Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Okay, last Thursday I was in a bank that I plow and the girls there were all talking about the town/county workers that were in cashing their checks. They were all telling the girls that there is a huge storm coming on Tuesday (today). I didn't think nothing of it as of last Thursday there was nothing on any forecasts. I then noticed the town and county trucks cutting all the snow banks back on all the roads. They only do that when expecting a big storm. Next thing over the weekend comes talk of a potential storm, then definitely a storm and now a huge storm. So, where does the Town/County Highway Departments get their info?
     
  11. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Sounds like NYDOT might have what I'm looking for!
     
  12. chuckers

    chuckers Member
    Messages: 39

  13. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I would like the same service as you Mid-Ohio.