David Madigan pointed me to this interesting analysis of internet weather forecasts. I think the person who wrote the article was pretty annoyed. Key quote:
The hail, rain and lightning eventually subsided, but the most alarming news was waiting on cell phone voicemail. A friend who lived in the area had called frantically, knowing we were at the park, as the local news was reporting multiple people had been by struck by lightning at Schlitterbahn during the storm.
“So much for the 0% chance of rain,” I repeated.
Anyway, the post continues with analysis of temperature forecasts, but maybe they’ll go back and look at precipitation too. They also have to work on their graphs–but that’s the trouble with using Excel, I suppose. Here’s an example: