Surrounded by Water took a walk to see how the island is coping with all this snow today, but some of us are wondering when it will let up. Weather forecasts are so unreliable we think it’s almost a waste of time to pay attention to weather reports. Don’t the forecasters get graded on accuracy?
Yes they do and evaluation service Forecastadvisor says the best weather source is MyForecast, with 80.61% overall accuracy last year. Weather Channel is so close that you might as well assume they’re the leader, since you’ve probably heard of them more.
But on days like yesterday, when the forecast assumed tons of snow that never materialized, we really care about the accuracy of precipitation forecasts, and there Accuweather is tops.
Of course, some days you can just look at the weather and judge for yourself: