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60% chance of rain

What does it mean when the weather forecast says that there is a 60% chance of rain? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Apr 8, 2014 - 11 answers

 

How does Forecast.io get its own system icon?

Just poking around the forecast.io web app on my iPhone, and I noticed that it gets its own icon in the app tray that shows recent apps. As far as I can tell, normally sites installed as apps just point to Safari down there. How does forecast.io finagle its own icon?
posted by dubadubowbow on May 31, 2013 - 3 answers

How Can I Be Notified of Aurora Sightings in NY Tristate Area?

Since we're in a period of increasing solar activity, I'm hoping for some hot aurora action in the NY Tristate area. But while there are countless aurora forecast/advisory services, I can't find one for this area. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 22, 2013 - 7 answers

What's up with the Zillow home value forecast for Austin?

Zillow predicts just a 0.1% rise in home values over the next year in Austin, and actually predicts depreciation in several areas near the center of the city. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by Mila on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I find an accurate detailed weather forecast for Hainan China?

How can I find an accurate detailed weather forecast for Hainan China? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Where are the wind maps?

Where can I find wind forecast maps months in advance? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Jul 24, 2011 - 2 answers

A site that compares weather forecasts to actual weather?

Is there a site that compares actual weather records (recorded temperature, precipitation, etc.) with various online weather forecasts to show which forecasts are more reliable? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Jun 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Collection of possible future events that are all somehow related?

Is there a word for a "collection of possible future events that are all somehow related?" I want something that captures the idea of a "collection of scenarios." Or, pick an forecasted event, fear, or desire: What is "the spectrum of possible outcomes" relevant to this thing that has my attention, plausible or otherwise, expected or unexpected, the good, the bad, and the ugly? Probability cloud? Scenario collection? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 27, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I find which cities around the globe are hot and sunny right now?

How do I find which places in the world are hot and sunny right now? This is for the purposes of a vacation. I'm not interested in seasonal averages. I'd like to see a globe with sunshine icons on those cities that are currently actually hot and sunny, and I guess stormcloud or snow icons on those cities with precipitation.
posted by skylar on Dec 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Who's Responsible for the Weather Report?

I have questions about the weather reporting on my local television and radio stations, and how that data is gathered. I want to know how it likely works, rather than how it ideally should work, especially as I'm located in a small college town in the Midwest. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jan 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Impromptu weather predictions...

How do I predict the weather without checking the weather forecast? [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Jan 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Is anyone or anything this good about weather?

Are there any (European or international) weather resources good enough to tell me when it will stop raining? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Oct 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Trend forecasting service

I'm looking for a trend forecasting service or information similar to WGSN. My partner is a design director for woman's wear company that needs this type of information but doesn't have the budget for it. Any help will be appreciated.
posted by boby on Nov 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Taxes and GDP

How do changes to the tax rates correlate with changes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and how are those changes forecasted? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

If we build it will they come?

Say a large web based company like Amazon or eBay wants to roll out a major new feature but first needs to perform a cost benefit analysis. What's the process used to forecast the benefits? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on May 26, 2008 - 12 answers

I know. You can't get there from here. But she needs to.

My girlfriend is driving from Detroit to Los Angeles and can leave anytime starting tomorrow. But she's nervous about bad weather and ice storms. When should she leave? Help me plot out a sunny route to sunny california. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 17, 2007 - 14 answers

What are the chances (of rain)?

Why do weather forecasters say there's an 80% chance of rain when it's raining right now? [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Dec 21, 2006 - 25 answers

forecast forecast

Is there a measure for the accuracy of weather predictions? Have predictions been increasing in accuracy recently? Over the last decades? Any notable major changes? Is a temperature prediction much more accurate than a precipitation % forecast? [more inside]
posted by foraneagle2 on Dec 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Canadian weather forecasts?

Looking for a good source for Canadian weather forecasts. [more inside]
posted by Count Ziggurat on Jul 6, 2005 - 3 answers

Old Weather Sites

Could anyone point me to an online resource that would let me look up the weather forecast for a date in the past? Failing that, could someone tell me what the weather was like in NYC yesterday?
posted by vers on Nov 13, 2004 - 6 answers

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