(Closed) Weather forecast…

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: At what point do you trust the accuracy of a weather forecast?
    8-10 days out : (0 votes)
    6-7 days out : (0 votes)
    5 days out : (1 votes)
    4 %
    3-4 days out : (8 votes)
    29 %
    2 days out (the day after tomorrow) : (11 votes)
    39 %
    1 day out (tomorrow) : (2 votes)
    7 %
    I don't even trust them to get today right! : (6 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t really trust it until it’s about 3-4 days out.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I just saw that our forecast is for a mostly sunny day.  I am still 5 days out, but I hope it is accurate!  And, it will be a full moon.  I usually trust it 3 days out.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I really never trust it. For the past few days it has said 50-60% chance of thunderstorms here and its been nothing but hot and sunny and gorgeous!! Also, sometimes while it is raining it will just say “cloudy” on the weather forecast!

    Post # 6
    Member
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It really depends on where you live.  I’m in Washington DC, so I agree with clarebee — I don’t even trust them to get today right!  They’ve been on about a month-long streak of predicting rain and then gradually changing it (when I check the hourly forecast, the allegedly rainy hours keep getting pushed back)!

    Take a cue from your city.  Are you usually able to trust them?  If so, then it’s probably a safe bet…

    Post # 7
    Member
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Heheh…we’re date twins and I’m stalking the 10-day forecast too, although I don’t trust the accuracy. For my bridal shower, it said 20% chance of rain and switched to 40% the day before and absolutely poured all day. I’m hopeful that the advance forecast is so favorable for the last weekend of July, but I know the predictions may change multiple times between now and then. (Of concern are severe tropical storms in the Caribbean that could develop into the next named storm. Keep an eye on that…and keep your fingers crossed!)

    Post # 8
    Member
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think it totally depends on where you’re at.  My cousin lives in California and can trust the forcast several days in advance.  I’m in Kansas, they struggle to get this afternoon’s forcast right. . .especially in regards to rain in the summer.

    Post # 9
    Member
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @greenleafmountain: DON’T LOOK at the 10-day forecast. It went from great to bad overnight. In fact, it’s now predicted to be the worst day of the next 10. But…I’ve heard that 10-day forecasts are only 40% accurate (ranking only slightly better than completely random predictions), so it’s best to STAY CALM. A bad forecast now could even be a good thing.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Saying not to look at the 10 day forecast is like telling a child not to eat their halloween candy when they get home from trick or treating…. Tongue out

    I say just be sure to check multiple weather sources to get a complete picture of what the meterioligist are saying.  weather.com weatherunderground.com you local news stations….

    Even the day of, you can’t control the weather.. you just have to go with the flow.

     

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @greenleafmountain: that’s just funny.  My SO went to Appalachian State in Boone, NC and it’s in a valley.  The weather there was insane, you  never knew what to expect.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you have awesome weather, I’m hoping for a mountain wedding one day and I know I’ll have to pray the weather in the valley I’m in wants to play nice on my wedding day!

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