What does it mean when the weather forecast says that there is a 60% chance of rain? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
How can I find an accurate detailed weather forecast for Hainan China? [more inside]
Where can I find wind forecast maps months in advance? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
How do I predict the weather without checking the weather forecast? [more inside]
Are there any (European or international) weather resources good enough to tell me when it will stop raining? [more inside]
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.
How do changes to the tax rates correlate with changes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and how are those changes forecasted? [more inside]
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]
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]
Why do weather forecasters say there's an 80% chance of rain when it's raining right now? [more inside]
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]
Looking for a good source for Canadian weather forecasts. [more inside]
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?