My weather app is ALWAYS 6-12 degrees off

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  1. snappingfish

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    I have Beautiful Home widget, and it is usually about 6-7 degrees off, sometimes higher, and sometimes lower than the real local temp. I also have Google news/Weather app, which is also about +/-5 degrees. AccuWeather has never been right. I would think that there should be SOME service that is closer to being right.

    Anyone have a reliable weather fav?

    Thx
    fish
     
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    I might try to find an app for Wunderground. Someone said they are close....any1 know of them?
     
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    Weatherbug has always been good to me it seems the most accurate because i have noticed my beautiful widgets and news and weather widgets are always a few degrees off of it and when i actually look up the temperature myself the weatherbug is the closest.
     
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    I have Beautiful Widgets and WeatherBug and they NEVER agree :icon_eek: Sometimes one is closer, sometimes the other - usually WeatherBug, but not always.
     
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    I have heard (and we all know how reliable that is) that B. Widgets works off of Google's weather and Google's weather has always been wildly inaccurate. if that is true it makes sense that you have both Google weather and B. Widgets and they're both consistently unreliable.

    Mine is also grossly incorrect at all times, but I just ignore it. Today it said it was 67 degrees all day. 67 degrees? In May, in Houston? Ha! That'll be the day.
     
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    My Beautiful Widgets has been off, but lately it's been like one or two degrees off from the temp. in my truck. Oh and I'm in Tx and it was pretty cold today.
     
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    Actually the weather provided by the news and weather widget is from the weather channel
     
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    My whole BW weather has been not right since the last two updates. If i activate the geolocation, it doesn't update at all and doesn't put the temp notification in my status bar. I love the widget, but something isn't right with the weather part of I use geolocation. So for now I just have to manually use a zipcode based off where I am.
     
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    Get the weather channel. Stay away from weather bug, I believe that it's a problem application.

    As far as temps being off, yes I've noticed it on Beautiful Home too but that's a Google problem, that's where the weather info comes from.
     
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    How so? I use it and it works fine most of the time. I've had the radar screen freeze on me but other then that it works.

    All of these apps use NWS data. How often the provider (google, Accuweather, Weather Channel, or Weatherunderground) polls the data determines how accurate the data is. Some sites like Weatherunderground also have a network of private weather stations that they also draw info from. Also most NWS stations are located at airports and if the airport is quite a distance away from you you may get different readings then what is local to you.

    Some of these apps will take the callsign for the airport ex: KDFW Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport or KDAL Dallas Love Field which might be closer then just inputting the city name or zip code. YMMV
     
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    I've seen Weather Bug cause issues on Droids, Blackberry's and PC's. Many times people who are having problems with the Droid are able to fix it simply by removing Weather Bug.

    Weather Bug has had a history of causing problems. It was one of the first products to be produced for the PC that contained spyware. I've seen it have negative affects on Blackberry.

    That's why I don't recommend Weather Bug.
     
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    I agree...weather bug has some bad juju. Maybe a bad taste in my mouth from using it years ago on the pc.
     
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