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    Default why don't official weather station and what google says don't match?

    According to official weather station, my city is 25.1*C now.

    Accordig to Google, my city is 21*C now.

    But I believe in Official Weather Station because I am sweating as hell. And it past 10 pm.

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    *nods, google is evil and wants you to wear more clothing. always trust the local station, they did it longer. :3

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    Good that they make mistakes at times.

    For forecasts, I´ve chosen 2 specialized websites I always use. But I never check the current weather and temperatures.
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    Why would anybody depend on the Internet for the current temp when you can get a perfectly adequate remote-reading outdoor digital thermometer for twenty bucks? And it reads the temp right where you are!


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    Here in Houston, the official weather station of record is at the IAH airport. That's around 20 miles from downtown Houston. While I wouldn't expect a 4 C change between the two locations unless it's raining in one spot and not the other (which does happen at times), it could explain a difference if Google was getting their weather from central Houston. I know that urban heating, or whatever it's called, can increase the temperatures in the concrete jungle known as the city. The airport is out in the woods.

    Also, I don't have my location set in Google so Google reports weather based on IP location. This actual location can vary quite a bit for me. Sometimes it's pretty close to me, but sometimes it'll give me a location clear across town.

    And, of course, some weather webpages use a lot of personal weather station data. Sometimes these can be off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klassik View Post
    Here in Houston, the official weather station of record is at the IAH airport. That's around 20 miles from downtown Houston. While I wouldn't expect a 4 C change between the two locations unless it's raining in one spot and not the other (which does happen at times), it could explain a difference if Google was getting their weather from central Houston. I know that urban heating, or whatever it's called, can increase the temperatures in the concrete jungle known as the city. The airport is out in the woods.

    Also, I don't have my location set in Google so Google reports weather based on IP location. This actual location can vary quite a bit for me. Sometimes it's pretty close to me, but sometimes it'll give me a location clear across town.

    And, of course, some weather webpages use a lot of personal weather station data. Sometimes these can be off.
    or in san fran where on one end it is warm, while on the other it is cold. :O a really strange place...

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    A lot of times, Google and Official Weather don't match. Google shows where I live colder. I trust the official weather station.

    I have no idea where Google gets the data from because it is not based on the official weather station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capeditiea View Post
    *nods, google is evil and wants you to wear more clothing. always trust the local station, they did it longer. :3
    Just the comment I was looking for.

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