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We are going camping this weekend and I checked the forecasts. Weather Underground lists 20% chance of rain on Saturday, 40% on Sunday and 50% on Monday. The National Weather Service lists 0% for Saturday and Sunday and 10% for Monday.

I know we have a few weather-people on here. Which one usually has the more reliable forecasts? And why would there be such a wide discrepancy?

I really don't relish camping with a bunch of kids in a thunderstorm.

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We are going camping this weekend and I checked the forecasts. Weather Underground lists 20% chance of rain on Saturday, 40% on Sunday and 50% on Monday. The National Weather Service lists 0% for Saturday and Sunday and 10% for Monday.

I know we have a few weather-people on here. Which one usually has the more reliable forecasts? And why would there be such a wide discrepancy?

I really don't relish camping with a bunch of kids in a thunderstorm.

I think it would help to know the forcast for the area where you're going to be.

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I think it would help to know the forcast for the area where you're going to be.

Umm - this is the forecast for where we are camping. Not quite sure what you are asking. The location is Edna, Texas.

Interestingly enough - in the last hour, weather underground's forecast has now changed to 10% change each day. A whole lot better camping weather and pretty much in line with the National Weather Service. Guess that answers my question. Wunderground is perhaps slower in updating?

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I like Underground for a lot of different reasons but I would have to guess that they will lag behind NWS because that is where they get there data. Have fun camping but we could use the rain.

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Underground is still squirrelly. Last night at home (different computer) it was back up to 40% chance of rain for the weekend. Now it is back to 10% across the board.

I think I will give up and go with the National Weather Service. They have been a constant 0% chance. Consistancy is good in my book. Plus if I refuse to acknowledge that we may get rained out - maybe it won't happen.

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