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Quote:Anyone encounter errors or discrepancy in the weather forecast, or are they consistently accurate?
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Quote:Click on at least one of those cloud cover blocks to see a forecast map of your whole part of the country.
Quote:CSCs are very helpful and the best observing weather resource I've found,, but are they reliable? Anyone encounter errors or discrepancy in the weather forecast, or are they consistently accurate?
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Quote:I find them very helpful, but often wrong.
Quote:Last week, I had just received four new eyepieces. The Clear Sky Charts indicated that viewing would be good in San Antonio.
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Quote:I find them very useful. BUT, you have to remember that weather predictions are based on a very course grid of input data.
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Quote:I have always felt that the accuracy of the CSC was dependent on the users knowledge of current weather beyond what is presented in the chart and the users ability to interpret the data that is in the CSC.It's a great personalized product and Mr. Danko offers it to you at no charge. I would hate to be without it.
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Quote:My own experience with them is that they are grossly inaccurate - at least for my specific observing location(s). The nearest chart available to me is for San Jose, CA, but I live in Sunnyvale - several miles to the northwest and closer to the SF bay.
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Quote:Quote:My own experience with them is that they are grossly inaccurate - at least for my specific observing location(s). The nearest chart available to me is for San Jose, CA, but I live in Sunnyvale - several miles to the northwest and closer to the SF bay.Right, the San Francisco Bay Area surely has the most intensely local weather of any densely populated place in the continental U.S. A quarter mile can often cause a 10F shift in temperature and a change from totally clear skies to complete cloud cover.
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Quote:This is exactly what I experience living on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. [...]Bill
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