• PlowSite Homepage Upgrade

    Hello again PlowSite community,

    I wanted to post a quick note to let you know that the homepage of PlowSite will experience a major upgrade next week. We’re always looking for ways to improve our users’ experience on the site, and felt that this upgrade was needed and long overdue.

    With this upgrade, you’ll now see the top trending posts as soon as you visit PlowSite, and these will be updated throughout the day. You can also easily access videos and photos. As always, we encourage you to include videos and photos in your own posts to share with your fellow PlowSite users.

    Be assured that all of the forums, content and data that you’ve been accustomed to will remain intact, as will all current site features. You’ll also be able to easily access the full list of forums directly from our new homepage.

    We’re excited to bring you this change, and look forward to hearing your feedback.

    Thanks, PlowSite Team

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iowastorm

Senior Member
Tim,

I sent you an email w/ model links. Forgot to mention that anything beyond 10 days is really considered an 'outlook' or 'trend'. It's very hard to forecast accurately beyond that. Keep an eye on the MRF (medium range model) for 3-10 days and it will give you an idea of wx systems that could impact your area. Not sure what part of the country you live in, but the MRF tends to show a southern bias on most Low pressure systems in the Midwest in the 5-10 outlooks.
Furthermore, I also recommend the ETA model for 0-72 hrs. for short term forecasting. Both models update each day at 00Z and 12Z (7pm/7am EST). Hope this helps.
 

thelawnguy

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Central CT
I suppose it depends on where one is located, but here in southern New England there are so many variables at work even 12-hour forecasts during winter months are pitifully inaccurate. It can be raining at my house yet snowing 10 miles north. For me, looking at the change in the barometer, the weathervane atop the garage, and just peeking outside is about the best I can hope for.
 
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SlimJim Z71

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
Thanks again iowastorm, I appreciate the info. I would've emailed you back, but my email won't send right now... only recieve.

-Tim
 
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