(Closed) How accurate are weather forecasts?

posted 8 years ago in May 2010
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That far out, they aren’t always very reliable.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

the error bars are huge this far out. Don’t start fretting yet!! (Though I can’t start feeling comfortable that it will be sunny and 80 with a low of 60 here either…)

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They can forecast something and still be inaccurate!  Don’t worry so much.  I’m trying not to! 

They said today would be sunny and pretty outside and right now it’s cloudy.  You never know what you’ll get!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

4 or five days out starts to get fairly accurate.  Watch your satellite every day- you can spot wind and cloud direction.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Around 3 days in, they are somewhat accurate. At 10 days, do not worry.

10 days away from my wedding, the forecast predicted 50 degrees with RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM not only on that day, but on the day before and the day after. I thought I was screwed haha.

5 days before the wedding, the forecast predicted 75 degrees with showers in the morning only.

The wedding day ended up being 73 degrees, no showers, sunshine the entire time. And this is APRIL in NEW YORK. 

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