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weather websites?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by plowman350, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. plowman350

    plowman350 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    For all of those who use websites for weather tracking, please give your opinions on the best and the worst.

    I live in the northern Detroit suburbs, and as you all know, the news channels compete for your viewing, and will predict "27 feet of snow" if the competing channel quotes 24!! I'm tired of the news for my weather. They always make the numbers bigger and bigger....and we end up with a dusting.

    Anyways....looking for local weather forcasting which is fairly accurate (I know its not common) and where I can use a live radar to predict when the storm will start and stop..


    Okay, give me all your opinions

    Thanks!
     
  2. Guy

    Guy Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 46

  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    WeatherBug

    Been using it for about three years. Seems to be pretty accurate and has live radar. You can get local, regional and national outlooks.
     
  4. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Weatherbug too.

    I get a kick out our local news in the Boston area. They have these great graphics and intimidating adds in the beginning of each winter "Winter White Out 2003..." They over dramatize everything. They can turn a fart into a complete disaster!
     
  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

  6. Flask

    Flask Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    intellicast.com
     
  7. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,490

  8. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    i also use weather bug and find it to be accurate
     
  9. plowman350

    plowman350 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    thanks

    Many thanks for the responses. I'll look into the sites you suggested.
     
  10. rick17

    rick17 Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 7

    I find that http://www.crh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts is the best, it is what the local forcasters base their forecast off of. It is updated much faster than our local weather stations, and is the "official" record of how much snow has fallen.
     
  11. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I agree with Young Pup and www.weathertap.com

    Somewhere around $70.00 a year to get all kinds of useful weather info, for instance 4 minute old radar images unlike other web sites that could be up to 20 minutes old!

    Just my .02¢
    Rick
     
  12. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Thanks Boss. I was going to start up a thread asking everybody who/what that website was. I had it on my favorites last year and then the computer took a crap. I think John Dee is very accurate, at least every time I used it.
     
  13. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    He was pretty accurate last year.