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These Forecasters Suck!

Discussion in 'Weather' started by MikeRi24, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Meteorologists in Buffalo cannot forecast the weather to save their lives! heres this week in review:

    Monday: called for 3-5....we got a dusting
    Tuesday: called for <1......ended up being a plowable event that caught me off guard
    Wednesday: called for a possible 1-3.....we got nothing
    Thursday: called for 1-3.....nothing
    Friday: called for 2-4....got a dusting
    Today: called for 4-7....got an inch and a half
    Tomorrow: calling for 4-7 again and I'm really not sure what to think. its driving me nuts. and the best part is, between the Weather Channel and the 3 major news stations, they all say something different and NONE of them are right! anyone else from WNY notice this??
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Just use the weather channels as advice only and moniter the incoming precip on radar using intellicast etc. News station will tell the same old story until they get updated and that could be hours later
  3. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    For the last few days I've just kept refreshing the live radar from the Weather Channel on my computer and I'll pan it way out and try and make my own forecast before i go to bed and try to decide if I need to set the alarm or not.
  4. motorbreath

    motorbreath Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Same thing here in West Michigan, they said we were suppose to get 3-5 yesterday, got 12 at my house and 15 just a few miles north.:rolleyes:
  5. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436


    Yeah, sometimes you wonder what their thinking but weather changes fast and depends on numerous variables. I usually watch the radar in motion to get an idea of the directionality. Lake effect, however, can spawn pretty quickly.
  6. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Yes they are morons here! Couldn't hit a nail on it's head with a tennis racket.
  7. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Well... think about that statement for a second. Tennis rackets have a netting with a bunch of holes. So its no real guarentee with a tennis racket that you will hit. Maybe a frying pan would make a better analogy
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I was talking about a really big nail, with a really big head.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    God Damn...what a forecast.

    Too bad it's all BS.

    I think If I got a forecast that nice..I would ***** a brick.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Even with the National weather center at the airport they said we got under 2 inches but I live a mile away and had 6 inches in my driveway .And how they say snow will stay south of us and we get another 6 inches.
  12. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I am down in Franklinville Ny and we have already this season 174.5" of snow. The old K5 blazer is getting a good work out.


  13. lunatic81

    lunatic81 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I'd feel real bad for ya, but we've yet see 2" here let alone 12. I wish our forecasters were off like that. Ours say 1-3 and we get a dusting. Probably trying to get that salt moved.
  14. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    It's not just NY that they have this problem. Mlps has same problem 4 stations 4 differnt forcasts and not a single one is right.:confused:
  15. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    I listen to all 4 local networks and the weather channel and just pick the one I like the best. The always seem to be different, but they sure hype it up when they're right.