Ever wonder which internet weather site was the most accurate? OmniNerd breaks it down… –
Weather forecasting is a secure and popular online presence, which is understandable. The weather affects most everyone’s life, and the Internet can provide information on just about any location at any hour of the day or night. But how accurate is this information? How much can we trust it? Perhaps it is just my skeptical nature (or maybe the seeming unpredictability of nature), but I’ve never put much weight into weather forecasts – especially those made more than three days in advance. That skepticism progressed to a new high in the Summer of 2004, but I have only now done the research necessary to test the accuracy of online weather forecasts. First the story, then the data.