Saturday, May 26, 2007

Memorial Weekend Forecast

Why do some forecasts differ from others?

Here are a sampling of forecasts for Cookeville and the Cumberland Plateau

Weather Underground
Accu-Weather
National Weather Service

Check 'em out and let me know what you think.

Thank a veteran today for your freedom and please remember those who gave ALL.

2 comments:

Clay said...

I would say because each site has a different opinion on model bias and how actual weather will differ from what the models say. Here is a very good article at the MTWC on model biases. This one is quite lengthy.
www.armleg.com/twzufd/viewtopic.php?t=72&mforum=twzufd

Cameron K. said...

I believe accu-weather bases their forecasts on models and little human interaction. News 2 has more human interaction which makes their forecasts more accurate. If I were to become a met I would like to make my own forecasts like news 2 does. My opinion of a good forecast would be a balance of model data and ones own intellectual thoughts on how systems and patterns play out.

-cam

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