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post Mar 28 2009, 08:33 PM
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Well, we were using Cox cable, and they have The Weather Channel, and the local forecast every ten minutes. Seems to be pretty accurate, and being a long distance runner, I always like to check the weather before I go out for a 3 hour run..Well, we have changed from Cox Cable to ATT U Verse. They have Weather On Demand and it's AccuWeather. It's pretty good, but when I look at the Current screen, there's been several times that it isn't correct. Like Yesterday we had a thunderstorm (we live in Ft. Smith AR) and some hail. The sky was cloudy for 30 minutes before the storm and about 15 minutes after the storm. However, the Current screen on Weather On Demand showed it to be sunny and a little wind and warmer. When I looked at the radar, the green storm indicator was still in Oklahoma! I think the one thing AccuWeather can do is to put a time stamp as to when the current stats were last updated. Also, the sun rise and sun set times would be a good addition too. All in all, it's okay, it's not as good as The Weather Channel. The one failing is the radar screen covers several states and thus the resolution is too low. The Weater Channel's radar is in fact, a local radar screen. Yes, I do enter my zip code to view Ft. Smith's local weather. I do like the "Real Feel" as compared to the wind chill.
So, the question is: just how current are the current stats that are displayed? Putting a time stamp as to when they were updated would help.

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post Apr 8 2009, 01:47 PM
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I have forwarded your question/suggestion on. My guess would be that the current conditions are updated every 20 minutes.


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post Apr 18 2009, 05:23 PM
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I have forwarded your question/suggestion on. My guess would be that the current conditions are updated every 20 minutes.


Thanks Jesse, I appreciate what you did. It'll be interesting to see what they say.
When you hear back from them, please post it in this thread.

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post Apr 20 2009, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE(Never_Quit @ Apr 18 2009, 06:23 PM) *
Thanks Jesse, I appreciate what you did. It'll be interesting to see what they say.
When you hear back from them, please post it in this thread.

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Your suggestion will be considered by the team who runs the ATT UVERSE product, but you may not receive a response.


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