iPhone's weather app...much more pessimistic than Mac OS widgets?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by helo, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. helo macrumors member

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    Looking at Los Angeles, where we're going tomorrow, Leopard's weather widget (accuweather) predicts cloudy but sunny for friday, the yahoo app in the phone says full-on rain. What's more accurate, in your experience?
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    the weather is gathered from two different sources.

    OSX widget is sourced from Accuweather and iPhone is sourced from Yahoo/Weather Channel.
     
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  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I find the weather channel is general better predicting the weather than Accuweather
     
  5. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  6. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    that'll teach me for not reading anything properly.
    I've always found the OSX widget pretty accurate so I'd go with accuweather. Plus cross referencing my local weather with my Local BBC weather the one on OSX is far closer to that than the yahoo one.
     
  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    The most accurate weather widget I have ever found (and by which I judge the accuracy of other forecasts) is the Aviation Weather widget. It is totally accurate and updated very frequently. Just enter the location of the airport nearest to your point of interest. :)

    Not much good on an iPhone though.

    http://www.flightlevel.ch/widgets/aviation_weather/

    The forecast for L.A. this afternoon shows scattered cloud at 20,000 feet and a light breeze, so you should see the sun! Enjoy.
     

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