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ForecastAdvisor

ForecastAdvisor (via John Gruber):

ForecastAdvisor will show you the accuracy of the major weather forecasters, including Accuweather, AerisWeather, Foreca, the National Weather Service, Open Weathermap, The Weather Channel, Weather Underground, Wetter, World Weather Online, and Weather News. We also provide links to your city's weather forecast from all the other weather forecasters, so you can compare for yourself.

What a great idea. Its results match my anecdotal experience, which is that The Weather Channel/Company (TWC) has the most accurate forecasts in my area. I get this data via Snowflake. It shows that Foreca, which I get through Weathergraph, is also pretty good. It doesn’t yet show results for Apple Weather (WeatherKit), which so far seems to be slightly worse than Foreca.

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From daily experience over the last years for my location, I also found that Foreca and The Weather Channel/Company are the best sources.

So for my setup I use Weather Strip (Foreca/NOAA) as my main weather app. Last time I checked out Weathergraph, you couldn't choose your location manually. In Weather Strip, I populated the map for easy switching. I also have 2 stacks of 10 widgets from Weather Strip in use for locations of interest. Most other weather apps don't allow separate choice of location for every widget used. That alone is a huge advantage if you want to scroll through 20 locations right on the home screen.

I also use Carrot sometimes because it has radar and to compare sources. Foreca is mostly the best though.

To get access to The Weather Channel in a nice design, I also use Hello Weather. They are working on a bigger update, but I don't think any app will dethrone Weather Strip for me soon, maybe ever.

@Chris Yes, Weathergraph does not support changing locations, so I use Snowflake for that.

@Chris, @Michal I know I know - this is definitely the most 'long overdue' feature in Weathergraph (as it started as a simple watch-only app).

I'm going to finally add it this autumn, as the iOS 16 dust settles down.

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