E-mail to AccuWeather HQ:
Sent: 22 September 2009 – 09:52:28
The AccuWeather site boast: “AccuWeather has developed a new algorithm that calculates what the temperature really feels like outside – named (appropriately enough) the RealFeel Temperature.
Windchill and apparent temperature only tell part of the story. The RealFeel factors conditions such as the amount of sun, elevation, carbon exchange cap n trade rates, atmospheric C02, overnight bullshit levels – and so very much more.”
What a pile of crap – why don’t they come up with an advanced algorithm that can detect if it’s raining or not – like sticking their head out of the Met’ forecast centre window? Unless the entire shebang has been outsourced to India and the actual Met’ office is now in New Delhi.
Accuweather it is not – more like InAccuWeather.
The site’s url is posted below for today’s WA14 / Altrincham / Greater Manchester area weather : Currently sunny – with sun / light cloud throughout the day.
It’s been pissing down – classical ‘raining cats and dogs’ fashion – since dawn – and still is – with skies blacker than a kaffir’s arse!
So much for the scheduled charity garden party and barbeque.
RE: Forecast Accuracy Feedback
From: AccuWeather Customer Service (email@example.com)
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Sent: 22 September 2009 10:45:11
We have received your email. Thank you for your updated information on the weather conditions in your WA14-1JT locale being wholly at conflict with our forecast – ie: Sunshine vs Heavy Rains.
This phenomena actually falls under ‘force majeure’ or an ‘Act of God’ so we at AccuWeather are not responsible if our forecast is over-ridden by Heavenly dictates.
For your reference, your email has been recorded and tracked on reference #527910 as forwarded to our Customer Complaints team at the Primate House section of the New Delhi Zoo.
Your email will be reviewed and we will respond based upon your specific inquiry – weather permitting.
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For your information, all of the AccuWeather.com’s forecasts (including the 15-day and Hour-by-Hour) are updated each week or so. If the conditions have not altered significantly for your locale – such as a typhoon making landfall – the forecast may not appear to change. Most of our maps are updated four times per month – or thereabouts – depending on staff being interested or simply can’t be arsed.
* Due to the high volume of emails we receive, AccuWeather.com cannot guarantee a personal response.
However, please be assured that your email has been received somewhere in our shambolic system and forwarded to the appropriate AccuWeather.com department – who are trained to deal with such annoying e-mails and complaints concerning the shithouse accuracy of our forecasts – by either shredding or tossing them into the nearest trashcan.
Please be advised and reminded that AccuWeather.com is a ‘free’ forecasting service so what the fuck do you really expect for nothing – Utopia with a rainbow on the horizon?