MyAcuRite Forecast Inaccurate

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The forecast shown on my Dashboard is not accurate for our location.  Darksky claims the location to be only a couple of miles from us, but the temperature ranges are nowhere near what all other forecast sources (Intellicast, Weather Channel) show.  I attached two screenprints as examples.


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Bill Arnold

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George D. Nincehelser

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"Intellicast", "The Weather Channel", and "Weather Underground" are divisions of "The Weather Company".  It's not terribly surprising that they might match forecasts.

"Darksky" is independent of those companies and is likely using different models and sources.
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Intellicast, etc., numbers relate to the NWS forecast.  Darksky is as much as 10° lower, so seems like they need to adjust their models that are consistently off for our area.
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Hello Bill,



Please check the forecast again. I have pulled the forecast for your zip code from Dark Sky and Weather.com and they are both really close.







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Thanks for your reply.  The charts you posted show about the same highs but the lows are about 6° lower.
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Hello Bill,

They are coming from different places but they are close. They are not going to be the exact same. Each company is going to use a different algorithm to determine their forecasting.
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I've been meaning to follow up on my post but one thing led to another.  Looking at this issue again, it appears to be a problem with the manner in which the numbers are shown on the MyAcurite display.  Taking a closer look at a comparison to other forecast pages, MyAcurite shows the high for the day to the left of the low, leading one to interpret it it as "the high for the day will be xx and the low tonight will be yy".  The number for the low temp is the morning low, so why is it presented after the high for the day?  If the two numbers are reversed in their positioning, it will provide a much more logical presentation.
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You don't want to go there with me, dude.

You are just simply incorrect and illogical.
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Oh, my!  One of those!!
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Hello Bill,

Please clarify what the issue is? The initial post was about the forecast on My AcuRite being inaccurate and after comparisons we determined they were close. The high and low on the display is reading incorrectly is that correct or is this the high and low on My AcuRite that you are referring to previously?
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Hi, Jennifer.

Initially, my perception was that the Dark Sky forecast was showing erroneous lows.  With the low being displayed to the right of the high, it leads one to believe that is the forecast for the night going into the following day.  In fact, it is the forecast for the previous night/morning.  Perhaps a better way to display the forecast high and low would be to place the low UNDER the high.
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Hello Bill,



Just to clarify,



The high for Tuesday is 40F and the low is 25F. The high for Wednesday is 60F and the low is 31F.  If you were to look at Darksky.net it would display the high on the right hand side and the low on the left hand side. In the example used the low is 31 degrees and the high is 63 degrees. I pulled this example from above so they will not match as they are from 2 different locations.




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Mine is WAY off - it used to be fairly accurate, but now that I have the newer SmartHub it is showing highs in WV in the 80's early March?  Uhhhh no.  does it take data from other stations nearby that are maybe wrong?  How is that forecast calculated?  I have the 5-in-one weather station and 5 indoor sensors and the newer Hub.  
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John,


Make sure your address and ZIP code are correctly entered into MyAcuRite. That gets passed to Dark Sky and is the basis for your forecast.

https://darksky.net/about
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I double checked that it is correct - it is still showing high of 93 tmw and there is snow on the ground - its clearly way off - BTW if I click "powered by darksky" at the bottom the correct forecast comes up.
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