Weather forecast accuracy details for Columbus, Ohio

These are the one- to three-day out accuracy percentages for high temperature, low temperature, icon forecast precipitation (both rain and snow), and text forecast precipitation (both rain and snow). Temperature accuracy is the percentage of forecasts within three degrees. Precipitation accuracy is the percentage of correct forecasts. The forecasts are collected in the evening.

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Weather Forecast Accuracy Data Last Month (October)

Provider High Temp Low Temp Icon Precip Text Precip Overall
The Weather Channel   95.70% 90.32% 95.70% 95.70% 94.35%
AccuWeather   95.65% 87.10% 93.48% 96.74% 93.24%
Foreca/Vaisala   93.55% 80.65% 96.77% 96.77% 91.94%
Weather Underground   95.70% 90.32% 88.17% 88.17% 90.59%
AerisWeather   91.40% 80.65% 93.55% 93.55% 89.78%
Dark Sky   89.25% 75.27% 94.62% 94.62% 88.44%
NWS Digital Forecast   86.67% 83.33% 85.56% 85.56% 85.28%
OpenWeather   77.42% 48.39% 96.77% 96.77% 79.84%
World Weather Online   74.44% 54.44% 92.22% 92.22% 78.33%
Weather News   70.97% 76.34% 81.72% 81.72% 77.69%
Wetter   73.12% 59.14% 81.72% 81.72% 73.92%
Weatherbit   79.57% 26.88% 91.40% 91.40% 72.31%
Persistence   30.43% 27.54% 62.32% 62.32% 45.65%

Weather Forecast Accuracy Data Last Year (2021)

Provider High Temp Low Temp Icon Precip Text Precip Overall
The Weather Channel   83.70% 83.61% 86.20% 86.20% 84.93%
Weather Underground   83.33% 84.35% 84.72% 84.72% 84.28%
AccuWeather   83.43% 82.87% 81.63% 81.84% 82.44%
Dark Sky   79.35% 76.85% 84.26% 84.26% 81.18%
Foreca/Vaisala   78.06% 77.41% 83.49% 83.98% 80.73%
AerisWeather   78.74% 77.16% 80.87% 80.87% 79.41%
NWS Digital Forecast   80.30% 79.08% 74.09% 74.09% 76.89%
Wetter   52.69% 58.43% 79.72% 79.72% 67.64%
World Weather Online   56.73% 57.85% 76.32% 76.32% 66.81%
Weatherbit   61.78% 54.14% 74.08% 74.08% 66.02%
OpenWeather   58.80% 42.78% 77.78% 77.78% 64.28%
Weather News   69.26% 61.67% 62.13% 62.13% 63.80%
Persistence   31.87% 28.59% 54.52% 54.52% 42.37%

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