Weather Underground Mini-Fail
For weather I usually rely on my Weatherbug iPad app. But Weatherbug didn’t seem to recognize Pullman, Washington. That’s the home of Washington State University where the Stanford baseball team is supposed to be playing right now. I suspected a weather delay.
“No problem,” I thought. “I’ll just use the Weather Underground on my Mac.” And here’s what I saw:
Yeah, that’s Pullman just to the right of that yellow-red area. Nasty weather.
But as long as I was there, I thought I’d explore some of the new features of the site. One really slick item is the new ten-day forecast:
You can drag across the ten-day forecast and get specific details on what looks like an hour-by-hour basis. Which leads to the Weather Underground mini-fail. When I dragged to the far left (which should have been right now) I saw this:
That circled number is the probability of rain — right now. Excuse me? 98%? Weather Underground needs to add a “look out the window” function.
Seriously, this is a great website. I’m happy to poke a little fun at them.