Cowboy From Hell posted Feb 1 @ 04:14 PM
Funny, I don't remember seeing you post in this thread prior to this. I never once said no one on this forum knew stuff about the weather. I was strictly talking about the people who had already posted in this thread - particularly those who apparently showed a lack of knowledge on the subject. You don't have to be an expert to understand weather. However, you can easily misunderstand the weather if you don't have a clue.
Now, if you are specifically talking about downtown Detroit and downtown Windsor (or any other areas along the river that are in close proximity to each other), then yes, precipitation will be much the same. However, storm activity will NOT, in most instances. As you move away from these close areas, you are going to start to see differences in the amount of precipitation - and type of precipitation - as well. Not always, but often times you will.
So far, all I have seen is a general estimate for how much snow we are going to get in the area. I have not seen specifics. Is the Detroit news reporting specifics for each county/city? At this point, it is still a lot of guesswork.
Why does it matter if I had or had not posted in this thread yet?
I was generally offended by the fact that you basically told people not post if they didn't know what they were talking about when in reality everyone who follows Detroit weather and posted a link is getting a report that is just as accurate as the weather networks local forecast.
Detroit doppler 7 is renowned for their accuracy and had this particular storm system on their radar days before the weather network even started hinting about a possible storm. Go check their back logs and do a comparison for previous weather reports and you will see that their Canadian weather reporting is pretty much always spot on.
Oh and the study of clouds is called nephology (sp) - its common with tornado chasers, something else that interests me