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CT18fireman

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Who do you guys in CT and Western Mass watch? I usually watch NBC30 in New Britain. Lately I have noticed that there is a lot of disagreement over the forecast among the local stations. Just wanted to know who is thought of to be the most reliable.
 

mdb landscaping

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Location
Glastonbury, CT
channel 8 seems to always hold back on their forecasts. if you look at their high temps for the 8 day, they are always way milder than the other stations, and then when that day gets there they moderate it alot. i watch wfsb. they are talking about a pattern change next week, but they dont have a clue, so im going to start getting the equipment ready for cleanups
 
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CT18fireman

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Location
Western CT
I was just interested in who watches who. None have been very accurate IMO. I agree with looking out the window. Just interesting to see the difference among the local stations as well as the large national forecasts that can be seen.
 

SLC1

Senior Member
We watch Channel 3 and Channel 30, Channel 8 seems to be more geared toward the Shoreline so they seem to be off alot with the temps and accumulation. I try to watch them all, 8,3,30 and TWC and make an average if a storm is coming. All I can say is that my guys are sick of washing and cleaning all the trucks and equipment, we will have the cleaniest and shineist equipment out there this spring. Just My two cents
 

Mick

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Location
Maine
I can't get any stations within Maine and my area won't allow cable, so I use a dish. My "local" channels are from Atlanta, Ga and Los Angeles CA. We also get to watch the car chases on the California freeways.:cool:
 

wolfie

Senior Member
Atlanta and LA huh? You are probably seeing a more accurate forcast than we are then.... My dad usually has channel 8 on but I agree that it's gear more towards the shorline than here... in fact I don't think any of them are ever very close... it's like the Northwestern part of the state doesn't exist...
 

thelawnguy

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Location
Central CT
Originally posted by wolfie
it's like the Northwestern part of the state doesn't exist...

You know how it is...it could be raining in Winsted center but yet have 6 inches snow in Norfolk. I think the weather guessers pretty much assume that you guys in that area are pretty much on your own forecast-wise.
 

wolfie

Senior Member
yeah that's true. I've seen many times where I'd be out plowing 2 feet of snow and then come home ans listen to them talking about the big 6 inch storm they had in Hartford... the worst time I can remember was one year they told us we were going to get 10 to 12 inches and I woke up to 4 feet that I had to plow. The best way to forcast weather is the way my granfather used to do it.. He was the boss of the State highway crew and would get up every hour and go outside to look... He'd even go out and rub his foot on the road to see how slippery it was... He always did that even though he hadn't worked for the State since before I was born. I guess you just can't get snow out of your blood.
 

Grant

Member
Location
Columbia, CT.
Here in Columbia, we always seem to be on the border of any storm---shoreline snow or rain, snow from a northwestern storm, buried from a nor'easter that anything west of Hartford never even saw. Always a crapshoot. Or just plain nothing!!!
We still have March and early April to go...
 

Rob

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Hey guys,
I'm here on the coast, and they don't get it right here either. They only ignore you in that they don't mention your area by name. Just cuz they mention us, doesn't mean they are any more correct, BUT to answer the question I usually check 8 and 30 as well as 7 out of New York. Then using Bill's method of looking out the window I come up with my own forecast blend.
 

wolfie

Senior Member
Sorry, I never meant to say they are ever right... just that channel 8 gears its forecast towards the shore and that 3 and 30 tend to gear theirs towards the Hartford area.... none of them are ever right and very seldom even close. The window method is still your best bet.
 

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