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There were never any "good old days" — they are today, they are tomorrow
I know which one I think is more plausible... 
17th-May-2008 07:03 am
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Meteorology is not an exact science. No insult intended to meteorologists, it's just that those darn butterflies keep flapping their wings and making hurricanes and whatnot.

And predicting the weather is uncertain at best. Weather predictions for the same time period from two different sources will probably not be exactly alike.

But this is a little extreme:

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Hey, Yahoo, hey, Forecastfox — y'all are not helping your reputation for accuracy...
17th-May-2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Over the last two afternoons I noticed the daily highs on wunderground were consistently lower than the current temperatures. You would think that that would be trivial to fix.

87°F today? Rugby. I want winter to come back...

Forecastfox may be getting its info from weather.com. They tend to "predict" temperatures that are the average for that day of the year with no regard for aberrant local conditions. (okay, sometimes they have the current day close to accurate, but the very next day they assume will drop back into the norm, even if it means a 20°F shift)
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