Jun 13, 2020 6:09 PM CST
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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As a gardener, I check out the weather report every morning. Sometimes the weather report is spot on. And, sometimes you have to check if they have your correct zip code. From your experience, what is the best source of weather in your area?
Jun 13, 2020 7:30 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6b)
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Jun 15, 2020 2:47 PM CST
Lockhart, Texas (Zone 8b)
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I look at the National Weather Service and (Weather Channel). My impression is that, around here, is more precise. NWS seems to me to cover themselves for a large coverage area by spreading things like rain chances as alike over a large area. But neither beats a genuine certified and experienced broadcast meteorologist with very long experience in your region, if you have that kind in your area. They are not so common.

But I also look at the traditional weather map to see how seriously to take either forecast. NWS calls it the National Forecast Charts under their Analyses and Forecasts section. Wunderground (Weather Underground) has mixed surface analysis maps with both isobars and pressure areas and clouds and precipitation imaging and radar that can be animated.
Jun 15, 2020 11:11 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Nothing and no one is as close as my outside thermometer on the front and the one on the back. My local stations are pretty good with the possible rain but because of all our mountains and hills it can be raining all day on one side of the street and sunny on the other side even the local news can get confused if it is raining or sunny on my street.

Finally as I have aged my body sure knows better what is going to happen before any weather reporters.
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Jun 16, 2020 7:25 AM CST
Frisco, TX (Zone 8a)
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Jun 19, 2020 6:02 AM CST
Denver, Colorado, USA, Earth, (Zone 5b)
+1 for NOAA

Plug your zip code into the forecast tool or select your neighborhood on the map and get a very local forecast.

I grew up in the Great Lakes region and when our lives might depend on weather, we turned to NOAA.

I MORE than trust them for my daily forecast.
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