Question for the professional weather guys on this site

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by JSmoove, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. JSmoove

    JSmoove Member

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    What weather website do you guys suggest to use? My intent is not to make this the "most accurate site" debate (although that is what one would want in looking for a good weather site). Looking for a website that's informative and tells me everything I need to know in an easy and intuitive layout.

    I've become increasingly tired of weather.com, its bull **** pop culture videos and all around crappy layout. Don't care about what was found at the bottom of a lake or what animal I'll never believe survived a 30' drop from a building. Just tell me the temp and if it's suppose to rain or not. Maybe a cool weather related fact or some records of some sort.
     
  2. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    How else would you know the name of the current snow storm if not for weather.com?
     
  3. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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  4. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    National Weather Service.

    weather.gov
     
  5. Senolcyc

    Senolcyc Well-Known Member

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  6. CycloneSupt6

    CycloneSupt6 Member

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    wunderground.com is a good site
     
  7. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    i use wunderground.com and dtn

    I am not a professional.
     
  8. urb1

    urb1 Well-Known Member

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    The web and mobile sites for weather.gov are about as fast as you can get. Not much for graphics, but nice for a quick forecast. And I am not a weather professional either.
     
  9. MartyMcCy

    MartyMcCy Active Member

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    I prefer Iowa State's Meteogram site for the non detailed thing. The link below is for Cedar Rapids.
    Meteogram Generator

    Also, I'm not a professional weather guy, but I am a French model.
     
  10. Sousaclone

    Sousaclone Member

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    Not a pro, but I use a combination of weatherunderground and weather.gov. They tend to be pretty reliable.
     
  11. DJSteve

    DJSteve Member

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    Same here... I think their hourly weather graph is the best way to communicate detailed forecast information I've seen to date.

    I, also, am not a professional.
     
  12. JSmoove

    JSmoove Member

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    Since I read this on the internet it must be true.
     
  13. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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    For the casual weather inquiries... weather.gov. Locally produced forecasts whereas weather.com comes from someone sitting in Atlanta, if not straight up a comuter. Who do you think is going to have a better forecast?

    Or your favorite media outlet's weather website or mobile app.
     
  14. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    You non-pros need to stfu!!!

    I'm not a pro and I use nws, local news, and snowforecast.com for longer range outlooks.
     
  15. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Just find somebody who's had both knees replaced and ask them. I personally go to my grandfather. He's right every time.
     
  16. cyinne

    cyinne Active Member

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    I use weather.gov, johndee.com, and the ISU Meteogram Generator for most all of my weather.

    If I want to watch the development of winter storms for the area i like to follow the accuweather.com forums. The forums are very structured and have rules about wishcasting and such. One thing I'm not to crazy about in the forums is that many of the winter storm posters are from michigan, ohio, and on east- they get pretty sour when they dont get the weather and other places do. There are a few posters from Iowa and are quite informative. Good place to watch the weather.
     

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