My Acurite Forecast

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As I have been navigating through My Acurite, I noticed that for the 5 day forecast, it starts with the next day, not the current day. Is there a reason why My Acurite does not display the 5 day forecast starting with the current day? Also, when I look at the descriptive 36 hour forecast, why does it only show "Tonight, Tomorrow morning, Tomorrow night"? Where is the forecast for the day part of the day in the forecast?
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Cz

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I see the same thing with my system. I am wondering if they are working on all the BUGS that we are finding?
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John Webb

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I raised the same question a few weeks ago. It seems to be formatted wrong.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello All,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are currently investigating this. Have a good day!
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Wendell Gambilll

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im still seeing this issue too with mine as well but one other bigger problem im seeing is with the 36 hour forecasts everything is wrong like the night forecasts is actually the days forecast
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Laurie Bratten

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I have had the same questions regarding the MyAcurite forecast. I would like to see today's forecast, including a 36-hour forecast starting in the morning. Also, I would like to know when the low temperature indicated is supposed to occur. i.e. is this a 24-hour forecast, starting at 12am, or is the low temp indicating the following morning low, which seems to be what Wunderground does, based on viewing their hourly chart. I would also like to see forecasts for Wind added.

I also wonder where these forecasts come from? Clicking at the link where it shows "Powered by Forecast," it takes me to the Dark Sky site, but even there, the forecasts are a bit different from what shows on my MyAcurite dashboard page.

It seems odd that in the 4 months since these questions were first posed, nothing has changed.

FYI, the forecasts on the MyAcurite page have been a little closer to accurate than those found on the Wunderground page.
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Your forecast is NOT for your location, regardless of what AcuRite states in its docs. It is apparently taken from the DNS of your Internet provider. I have already complained about this. Chaney Instruments will not fix it. In my case the forecast is for a location 30 miles away, in the middle of a fairly large city, and about 700 feet lower. See my post "Forecast shown on MyAcuRite dashboard is for wrong location" for additional info.
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When I click on forecast.io, darksky takes me to the location of my ISP, about 70 miles away as the crow flies. However these are not the forecasts showing on MyAcurite. If I search for my place on Dark Sky the closest I can get to home is my nearby town, about 4 miles away and downhill from my location. Those forecasts are similar to the MyAcurite forecasts, but not the same. Both MyAcurite and Dark Sky forecasts are better than Wunderground, but are still lacking and incomplete as compared to other information given on Wunderground. The Wunderground forecasts are usually warmer than our lows and cooler than our highs. I would just be curious to know how all these groups come up with what they say is the most accurate information. NOAA isn't any better and does not come anywhere close to accurate current temps. (Those come from about 18 miles away and 1000 feet higher.)
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myAcurite is NOT using your IP number for the forecasts.  It's using the location of your device based on the address.

darksky.net's web-site, however, IS using the IP number from which you are browsing from.

For example, I'm now in Texas, and I'm using myAcurite to look up the forecast for my device in Nebraska.  I get a Nebraska forecast, not a Texas forecast.  That's because myAcurite is looking up forecast data based on the address of my device in Nebraska, not my web browser.
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Hello Laurie,

We do appreciate the feedback. We do take all suggestions into consideration however this does not mean it will be implemented.  The 36 hour forecast updates at the 6 o clocks. The forecast comes from forecast.io. At this time we do not have a specific time of when the high and low is forecasted. The forecast is based off the address information that is entered when you input your device ID. It does not go off of your internet. Thank you. Enjoy your day!
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Looked at the 36 hour forecasts today. Noticed that they are completely off base re: temp, as others have said. Winds may agree with the NWS.

Laurie B....Regarding location.... I just compared the 5 day forecasts from my MyAcuRite dashboard, darksky.net at location that pops up when clicking on forecast.io, darksky.net when resetting location at top of its page to my address (which gets me about 6 miles from the my actual location), and the NWS as a 'point forecast' centered on my location. Winner seems to be NWS, then my dashboard but only temperature wise. darksky.net is way 'out to lunch'!  NWS says no rain all this week,; dashboard and darksky.net say rain W, Th, Fri.

I also agree that Wunderground is bogus. Folks that have stations in my area that share appear to have their barometers set to 'auto' vs. 'manual'. Pressure readings are about 3.00 in. Hg high. (Been there, done that). Wunderground stations seen on home page for the 'greater XXX area' are a repeat of the NWS main stations. 

With all this, I do not have a clue where the forecasts come from. Maybe a mixture of everybody plus the Weather Channel? Russian hack job?

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You can generate NWS "point forecasts" for almost anywhere, but the data they are drawing from doesn't change unless there is something specific to that station.  

For example, I used to generate a "point forecast" for the family farm in Nebraska.  All that did was change the wording of the forecasts in relation to the name of the nearest small town.  The data available for that area didn't change.

Forecasts are based on data available for that particular area, no matter what source you use.
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Laurie Bratten

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Thanks everyone. All things considered, I know that weather forecasting is not and cannot be flawless. I'm just looking for the best solution, and trying to understand what is being presented. 

Acurite: Showing the forecast on the 6's isn't helpful. It would be helpful to know, sometime in the morning, what the high is expected for that day. So, if I'm checking the forecast at 6am, I'd like to know what that day's high might be (what clothing do I want to wear, should I go for a hike, or plan to stay indoors). Knowing the possible temp at 6 am, 6 pm, and 6 am the next day just isn't helpful in that regard. Can you get this changed?

I know that every locality will be different, and pinpointing a forecast to a specific spot may be too much to expect. For me, it's just for fun. I in no way pretend to be a forecaster and my stats don't really matter to anyone but me. 
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hell Laurie,

We apologize that this does not meet your expectations. This comes from forecast.io which is a 3rd party, and that is how they update their forecasting.  We will take this into consideration for future development. Enjoy your day!
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Laurie Bratten

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Wow, thanks Acurite...nice changes! Today I'm seeing today's forecast, and a 12-hour, hourly forecast. Very nice, thanks for your efforts. Kudos!
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Hello Laurie,

We are happy to hear you enjoy the new updates.  Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you and have a great day!