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best weather forecast for Palo Alto?

Original post made by Sarah on Jul 14, 2009

There are a lot of on-line weather forecasts. Some of them give very different predictions. Which one do you think is most accurate most of the time, for Palo Alto?

For example, the National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature of 96F in Palo Alto today: Web Link
On the other hand, Accuweather is forecasting 81F today: Web Link
One of them is probably very wrong.

Comments (5)

Posted by jj, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2009 at 10:48 am

Weather.com is pretty accurate
Web Link


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm

It all depends on where the forecast is aiming its information and where the temperature is taken. Some use the airport (I believe for the official high/low temps for any day) and others are at Stanford. When talking about Foothills Park, for example, it will once again be very different.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Most of these web sites allow you to get a forecast by zip code. If I type in 94301, I hope that I am not getting a forecast for the airport or the foothills.

BTW - I notice that Accuweather has now updated their forecast to be closer to the National Weather Forecast.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Try using a different zip code in Palo Alto and seeing if you get a different forecast. I tried that once and found that all the PA zip codes I tried (several) all had the same results.


Posted by An Engineer, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Try this link to the NWS Web Link. Click on the map where you want the forecast. It brings up another map which you can zoom, unzoom, and pan to get the 7-day forecast in pretty much any US neighborhood you want.


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