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    Default Weather Forecast: most accurate website/app?

    I think the site I have the best luck with is weather.gov.

    How about the rest of you?
    Last edited by buck3m; 03-18-2019 at 03:47 PM. Reason: fix typo

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    I trust weather.gov the most also
    Noel Good
    1998 to 2009: 15 taps on buckets, scavenged fire pit and pans
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    2015: New to me Lapierre 18x60 raised flue, new shack, new everything!! 59 taps 23.75 gallons made
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    2017: Purchased 2.5 acres and tubed half with 3/16. 145 taps total 49.25 gallons made
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    I do the weather channel. They seem to be very accurate.

    Spud

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    I agree with you. The details by hour (precip type, wind speed & direction, etc.) are great - we us it all the time for riding bicycle.

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    I find I have the best reports with Accu Weather. Especially on long range trends.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, downsized after I lost my help, about 450-500 planned for 2021 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
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    I use weather channel app the most but I also use Wunderground and their mobile app. I like Wunderground because there's a couple private weather stations right near where I tap. It's been pretty accurate except for wind. Also, the Wunderground forecasts have a graphical display of temperatures so you can see freeze/thaw cycles and durations. For example, if the temp is going to be 38 for a high but it takes until 2pm to get there, I know I will not necessarily have to go collect sap due to a short time above freezing. Works for me after 5 seasons of driving 15 minutes to get sap.
    New for 2019 Smoky Lake 2x6 fuel-oil fired, raised flue, hoods, SSR
    Home-built auto draw off
    Home-built RO - single XLE 4040, PLC controlled
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    200 taps, 160 on Shurflo and Lunchbox vac, 40 Buckets
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    I find that the weather channel is the most accurate for my area. Weather underground and Accuweather tend to predict temps higher than I actually get. I don't care for the new format of the weather channel app but I'm getting used to it.
    Russ

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    Very likely you will need to check a few sources, one that is best in one area may not be somewhere else. I doubt there will not be one best choice for the entire maple area.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, downsized after I lost my help, about 450-500 planned for 2021 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

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    I've taken to using the Dark Sky app on my iPhone (available for Android too). It gives forecasts in 2-hr forecasts blocks for micro-areas, and seems to be the most accurate for me both at home and at work. Very easy and quick to use on your phone. You can set up alerts for various conditions. Great for boating, hunting, etc., since it'll tell you about that approaching thunderstorm or other nasty weather conditions that can creep up on you. Has saved me from getting caught out in bad weather a bunch of times.

    https://darksky.net/app
    Dr. Tim Perkins
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    i use weather underground, weatherbug, & accuweather. they are all different for the same area so i can just pick the one i like best!

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