ForecastWatch.com September Customer Newsletter
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Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Their tragic losses can never be truly comprehended by those of us who were not affected.
There are many heroes who worked and continue to work to minimize the loss and suffering of those affected. We here at ForecastWatch.com want to take a moment to extend our thanks to all the meteorologists who went above and beyond the call of duty before and after the hurricanes. They warned the public, called governors and first responders alike, working 24-hours a day, checking and rechecking models and observations to get the word out as quickly as possible when conditions changed. Without them the death toll would have been much much higher. Thank you for the job that you do.
In addition to helping you evaluate providers, or yourself and your competitors, ForecastWatch has and can be used as a quality check on your public and private forecasts. ForecastWatch has caught not only web forecast errors, but location mapping errors, and server issues. Additionally, ForecastWatch can be used to provide daily benchmarks of your server response times.
On August 31, a profile of ForecastWatch.com appeared in The Columbus Daily Reporter. You can read the full article here: http://www.intellovations.com/DailyReporter.pdf
Overall high and low temperature 1- to 5-day out RMS error moved up from 4.12 degrees to 4.24 degrees, and will most likely continue to rise through the end of the year. On average 74.3%% of one-day out high temperature forecasts were within 3 degrees, with the range from 71%% for the NWS (web, not NDFD), to 78%% for Weather.com.
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