Weather Network vs. Enviro Canada

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  1. -D-R-E-A->

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    I have found the weather network to be more reliable in the valley
     
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    Right now the forecast is for less than 1cm for Halifax on Weather.ca
     
  4. Canuck

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    And I've found environment canada to be more accurate for halifax, but I don't check either of them too often...come to think of it, I probably check one, and if I don't like what it says, I go with the other.
     
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    I heard on the weekend we were going to get a storm this week. Then today on the Q they said 2 cm. So I've heard both forecasts too :lol:
     
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    In for 2-40 cm of snow!
     
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    Hahah, crap.. they updated it at 2:00.

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    All the Weather Network does is take raw computer models and use that as their forecast. Environment Canada actually has trained meteorologists who take the raw data that computers pump out and use their expertise to adjust it.

    Anyone who is even slightly interested in meteorology knows that the Weather Network lags way behind when compared to Environment Canada. Look at the Weather Networks 14 day forecast. It is so unreliable and based on so many computer generated "what if's" that you may as well be reading the Farmer's Almanac.

    FWIW Brett Anderson at Accuweather generally does a spot on job at predicting Canadian storm patterns.

    http://www.accuweather.com/mt-news-.../01/my_update_on_storm_snowfall_potential.asp

    Of course these storms are pretty hard to get exactly right. A slight variation by less than a hundred km's in the storms track can make the difference between 80mm of rain or 40 cm's of snow.
     
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    I job shadowed a bunch of the guys at Environment Canada a long time ago for school. The Weather Network actually gets all it warnings from Environment Canada too. You're way better off just skipping www.weather.ca and heading straight for www.weatheroffice.com you'll always get a more accurate forecast there.
     
  11. Stang

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    Praying weather network is wrong.
     
  12. Shellie

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    It's changed again. The Weather Network is now saying 5-10 cm.
     
  13. B!tch

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    I soooooooooooo want a nice storm to come this weekend! No rain!!! A few of us are heading back to the family camps far back in the woods, no power, and it would be lovely to have a storm!!!
     
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    I find the weathernetwork to be wrong most times, I will usually get the weather from cbc.ca which gets its info from enviorment canada.
     
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    I always go by what Environment Canada says too. Somebody had just pointed out to be that the Weather Network was predicting lots of snow.

    On a side note, Environment Canada is now calling for:

    Ugh.. friggin rain!
     
  16. Snide

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    Enviro Canada is better than the Weather Network, IMO.
     
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    yeah, Eviro canada usually waits for the best forecast before calling all hells gonna break loose.
     
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    No, please no! lol I have to go to Halifax Friday and then drive back home Sunday, I'd prefer no storm. :p
     
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    WednesdayDay: Increasing cloudiness. Light snow beginning late in the day. High minus 9.
    Night: Snow at times heavy changing to ice pellets or freezing rain overnight then to snow. Snow and ice pellet amount 15 to 25 cm. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the evening then northwest 20 overnight. Temperature rising to minus 4 by morning.

    This is for Freddy from Envir Can...holy eff man haha
     
  20. Stang

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    Sounds like a shit show.

    Rain > Snow - Rain does not have to be shoveled.
     
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    The Weather Network says 5-10 cm this evening then another 10-15 overnight.
     
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    I've always found environment Canada way more accurate. Weather predictions are supposedly about 75%-80% accurate 24hours in advance and 50% accurate 48 hours in advance, then it falls way down to like 15%
     
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    This is going to be a shitshow...rain is better, but not when it freezes and then snows again...winter FTL! I think we're supposed to get something on Saturday too :ugh2:
     
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    c'mon, snowday! Papa needs a paid day off!
     
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    Honestly, I don't mind snow storms at all.. It's when it turns to rain/ice pellets that I hate.
     

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