Why ANOTHER weather site?
We grew tired of unreliable forecasts, so we set out to create a weather forecast we could use ourselves. We solved this with
hyper-local forecasts (down to the street address instead of overall city-level forecasting -- we only care about the weather where we are or where we are going)
and our own home-grown indicator (Raindex) to let us know HOW MUCH it was going to rain instead of "chance" of rain (what does that even mean????).
These two new ideas combined with some visualization magic changed everything.
Pretty graphs, hyper-local, and your own rain indicator...but how's your accuracy, lady?
The first time you experience the real-time forecasting when rain is nearby (within 30-60 minutes), you'll get it. Everybody smiles. We leverage Forecast.io, backed by a wide range of data sources, which are aggregated together statistically to provide the most accurate forecast possible for a given location.
Stay dry, my friends.
Raindex is a departure from the good ole "chance of rain" you've come to depend on to be wrong. With Raindex, we just cut to the chase. If it IS going to rain, then we tell you HOW MUCH rain you can expect.
We still aren't sure what chance of rain actually means. We just wanted to know if the rain was going to be a pleasant mist on a warm summer day...or a ballgame canceller.
If rain is expected to hit your location in the next 60 minutes, a special minute-by-minute Raindex graph will appear above the standard 24-hour chart. The volume of rain is indicated on the left axis of the graph (light, medium, heavy, etc).