It is now spring! And despite the massive continuous blizzard that appears to be going on outside, we're supposed to be getting warmer. Any day now...
You may have seen my analyses of Summer and Fall for Edmonton weather. Hopefully ever since then you've been on the edge of your seat awaiting the results for winter.
Wait no longer! The winner for winter is: The Weather Network. (three times in a row!)
Scores for winter (out of 100):
- Weather Network: 70.91
- Weather Channel:67.71
- Environment Canada:66.79
- Global Weather:65.45
- CTV Weather: 57.38
Weather or not (PUN!) temperatures and precipitation are actually tougher to forecast in winter is a question better asked of the actual meteorologists. My suspicion is that at least part of the continued decrease in scores is that trace levels of snow are harder to measure as precipitation than rain, but that's mostly just a guess.
Some fun facts!
Best high temperature prediction: Weather Channel 1-day prediction: 71.84%
Best low temperature prediction: Weather Network 1-day prediction: 68.64%
Best precipitation prediction: Weather Network 1-day prediction: 76.67
Worst high temperature prediction: TimeandDate.com 6-day prediction: 36.30%
Worst low temperature prediction: TimeandDate.com 5-day prediction: 37.64%
Worst precipitation prediction: Environment Canada 6-day prediction: 54.70
For those of you who are still reading and like graphs, you can check out the breakdown of where the previous graph comes from: