Why can't they get it right?

@BarBaraPrz (17234)
St. Catharines, Ontario
April 15, 2013 5:59pm CST
I'm talking about weather forecasters. Yesterday it was forecast that today the temperature would get to 20°C, then this morning it was revised to 16°. I was out all afternoon and if it got to 12° I'd be very surprised. It's supposed to rain tomorrow. I hope they're wrong about that, too. I still have a lot of yard work to do.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
15 Apr 13
I don't look at the forecasts. If it says it will be miserable, you feel miserable waiting for it to be miserable. If it says it'll be nice, but it's not, you feel miserable. Better to see what happens and perhaps get a pleasant surprise.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
15 Apr 13
Never thought about it that way...
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@BarBaraPrz (17234)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr 13
Neither me.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
16 Apr 13
It's annoying, seeing as I book yards to scoop and then it rains.
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@BarBaraPrz (17234)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr 13
What doesn't wash away gets pretty yucky, I guess.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
16 Apr 13
It does, and people expect me to scoop it up anyways.
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@peavey (15856)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I've got yard work, too, but it's buried under six inches of snow right now! They said it would snow, but not that much. I wasn't expecting much to happen. Weather forecasts have been really hit or miss lately. I do just as well to watch the sky and make my own forecasts.
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@BarBaraPrz (17234)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr 13
Maybe we'd get a better forecast if we consulted a ouija board.
@peavey (15856)
• United States
16 Apr 13
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 13
They are a bit like those fortune tellers, I am sure there is no real science to weather prediction, they have to get it right some time, so I wonder how much of it is plain guess work and how much is actually scientific. Back in 1987 I remember a famous weather reporter telling everyone there wasn't going to be a hurricane and denied it totally, what happens, we are hit by a massive hurricane!
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@BarBaraPrz (17234)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Apr 13
Hurricane? What hurricane?
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
16 Apr 13
i think a lot of times these weather people don't know themselves what the weather will be. i think they give it there best guess (after looking at all the data and whatnot) but i have found they seem to be wrong a lot of the times too.
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@BarBaraPrz (17234)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr 13
Especially here in Hamilton, don't you think? Our weather so often seems to be completely different from Toronto's, yet we mostly get Toronto weather forecasts.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
15 Apr 13
The forecasters drive me nuts here. They talk & talk & talk & then half the time they don't get it right. We had a beautiful day here. I think it's suppose to start raining here again. I am sick of rainy weather.I have had my yard mowed once & it really needs it again. That gets expensive but i sure can't do it myself, DARN IT.
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@BarBaraPrz (17234)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr 13
Most of my yard is flower beds, so I don't have to worry about mowing grass. But it also means I can't just rake up all the winter detritus.
@kenshin2143 (1882)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
Well I think forecasters are just dependent on what the weather is and I guess the weather is not really at a predictable phase and that's why there are random changes from one temperature or forecast to the other.
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@BarBaraPrz (17234)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Apr 13
Do they just pull a number out of a hat and hope it's in the ballpark?
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Apr 13
why would they be using Celsius, you said 20C if you use Fahrenheit
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Apr 13
sorry dumb mistake I thought I was writing to an American.
• China
19 Apr 13
We can't completely believe them.Take it for what it's worth .