Best for the Long-Range Planner
The App: This app offers standard forecast information, with one exception. Unlike most weather services, which include a 10-day forecast, AccuWeather’s app forecasts up to 15 days (and its website extends the forecast to a whopping 45 days). In general, Nese says, forecasts past the 10-day mark tend to drop off in accuracy, so it may be best to take the long-range forecast with a grain of salt. AccuWeather, however, insists that the feature is successful.
The Data: Like most other commercial weather services, AccuWeather draws data from the National Weather Service and other similar agencies, and it employs a team of meteorologists to interpret the data. While its accuracy may otherwise be on par with other weather services, the value of its long-range forecasts remains controversial.
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