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willmtaylor

macrumors G4
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Oct 31, 2009
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Is anyone else getting an increasing number of Dark Sky false alerts? For the last several weeks, I regularly get notices of impending precipitation when there’s nary a cloud in the sky.

Anyone else seen a similar increase?
 

teeshot44

macrumors 65816
Aug 8, 2015
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Never was accurate for me. Pouring down rain for an hour and never an alert. Next time alert for heavy rain and no rain for a week.
 
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now i see it

macrumors G4
Jan 2, 2002
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I stopped using it years ago after I moved. At my new location it's worthless, but where I used to live it was pretty accurate — so location is everything. I've had amazingly accurate forecasts at my new location using Weather Underground
 
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JonMPLS

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May 23, 2010
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I dropped Dark Sky a while ago and went with Carrot. It seems more accurate, and has a lot of options for both the iPhone and the Apple Watch displays.
 

Tdosthp

macrumors 6502
Apr 27, 2015
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I dropped Dark Sky a while ago and went with Carrot. It seems more accurate, and has a lot of options for both the iPhone and the Apple Watch displays.

So with Carrot, which weather provider are you using? Dark Sky is the default option, I believe.
 

Böhme417

macrumors 6502a
Mar 11, 2009
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I am a bit miffed why it gets such rave reviews. Dark Sky has never worked that well for me. Similar to above, it can be pouring rain for an hour, and Dark Sky will show nothing. The opposite also occurs where it will say "rain for the next hour" but without a cloud in the sky.
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
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Oct 31, 2009
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I just keep Dark Sky in a folder for the sole reason of precipitation alerts. It’s forecast data is unreliable.

I use Hello Weather as my default app and Weather Underground as a backup.
 

JonMPLS

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May 23, 2010
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While I use Carrot because of the nice Apple watch options, my go-to weather app on my iPhone is Weatherbug. Nice display options.
 
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