ForecastWatch.com December Customer Newsletter
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ForecastAdvisor (http://www.forecastadvisor.com) has been launched. This website shows basic weather forecast accuracy statistics from the ForecastWatch database. It was created in response to the many weather enthusiasts who are interested in ForecastWatch data, but who didn't need the advanced statistics and data products ForecastWatch provides. While ForecastWatch provides products that provide clear value to our customers, ForecastAdvisor is for the curious. Try it out, and let us know what you think!
On November 15th, 2005, the Akron Beacon-Journal printed an article titled "Partly off, chance of accuracy? Must be a forecast." In it, Paula Schleis revealed the results of a two-month study of local weather forecasters and the national forecasters Accuweather, The Weather Channel, and the National Weather Service. Their study was very comprehensive, and ambitious. Overall, they did a nice job. Unfortunately, they did get a few things wrong. We prepared a response to the article, which you can view here: http://www.forecastwatch.com/static/ResponseToAkronBeaconJournal.pdf
Temperature error continues it's seasonal climb. Overall high and low temperature 1- to 5-day out RMS error moved up from 5.52 degrees to 6.29 degrees. The top five spots for least RMS error are in Hawaii. Kailua Kona, Hawaii takes the top spot with an average RMS error of 2.17 degrees (one- to five-day out high and low temperature combined).
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