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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Ten Things Your Weather Forecaster Won't Tell You

The August 2009 issue of SmartMoney Magazine featured an article called "10 Things Your Weather Forecaster Won't Tell You". It was a well-researched article with a number of good points. The ten things are:

  • "Long-term forecast? Your guess is as good as ours."
  • “We’re pretty accurate—as long as the sun is shining.”
  • “We’re often more show biz than science.”
  • “Our high-tech gizmos do everything but predict weather.”
  • “Want the temperature? Don’t ask the National Weather Service.”
  • “Weather is big business.”
  • “Bad weather means big ratings...”
  • “...and it’s always bad during sweeps week.”
  • “Accuracy? Who cares.”
  • “Weather is recessionproof.”

You can read the full article here. ForecastAdvisor is mentioned prominently. It's a very good article and definitely worth the time to read.



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