Meet Miss Bear Cub:
Professional Amateur Meteorologist!
The forecast for the Pacific Northwest US over the next few weeks is:
I don’t know. 🙂
But I do have a few tricks up my sleeve! Enter the
Four Three Horsemen of precipitation and cold fronts:
As the name suggests, this must be the “accurate” weather forecast! I’ve been checking accuweather for their long-range (15 day!) predictions.
So far, so good – sunny and clear! For coastal Oregon, this is a near miracle. But the forecast could change tomorrow!
That’s why there’s…
C’mon, you know you use this one. It’s in the name. Even my dad uses this one. Standard, normal, not-too-daring in their predictions, yet just-enough of a sneak peek into next week!
But meh… I wanna know about my wedding weekend now! Me! Me! Me! No! No! No! … No rain!
And sheesh weather.com – mostly sunny? Partly cloudy? Sounds like someone needs to grow a pair!
And finally, there’s ol’ reliable…
This is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They know their poop. They’re also really really conservative with their estimates. (7-day forecast? How passé.)
This is good when you want accuracy (in your face accuweather!), but not-so-hot when you’re a bride to be wishing to predict the cold fronts for oh, I don’t know … ROMANCE AND MARRIAGE! Gawh, NOAA!
Let’s get real – no one can accurately predict the weather more than about 3-5 days out. That’s why every day now I’m checking these three sites – one for reliability, one control group, and one to toy with my mood.
Have you gained a new hobby in forecasting the weather, conveniently near your wedding venue? What’s your favorite hocus-pocus precipitation predictor?