A 16-day forecast, c'mon you're kidding, right?
Not at all.
There is a company in Denver that provides weather information and products for a variety of industries and they also have a great, interactive web site.
Click here to access it.
Once there, you will see a box in the top right where you can enter your zip code.
A page will come up showing the current 7-day forecast and there will be several links on the right. In that list it says 16-day forecast.
This is somewhat experimental I guess you could say because the accuracy going out that far is very low.
BUT -- it is great to see weather trends. It is also great to see how those trends either stay steady or completely change from day to day as the forecast models process data and forecast potential results.
You can do a lot of other things from this web site, including look at forecast models.
In the menu across the top of the page, under CURRENT, you can look at weather by state, highs and lows for the past 24 hours around your state and more.
I think it is a fantastic web site and very user friendly.
Thanks WXWATCHER for the info on St. Louis. It's been 10 years, the longest duration in their recorded weather history, since they have seen 0 and below temperatures.
This is also the coldest winter in 8 years for Chicago. Many places in the midwest are 1 to 3 feet above normal for snowfall, including Chicago, Green Bay and Marquette.
Several weeks ago I blogged about when it is well below zero outside, at least 6 or 7 below, but best when 12 or more below, you can take a cup of boiling hot water and hoist it into the air as hard, fast and high as you can, and it will become an instant cloud of vapor.
If anyone can conduct this experiment and take a picture, I will share it with everyone.
Back when I was the weather producer at Channel 7 here in Denver, I wrote a story about this and had some viewers send pictures. Here is a link to a slideshow and you can see how cool this little experiment really is to see.
Click here to view. There are 3 pictures, and note that in the 3rd picture, you can really see the water drops still traveling and freezing near the top of the cloud.
So far, 23 votes on the poll about the upcoming hurricane season!! It is almost a tie, with 1 vote seperating yes it will be as bad as 2005 from no, but there will be a few big ones!