I wouldn't sweat it. There is no way any of these sites can accurately predict what the humidity will be like a week from now, and that's one of the main factors for determining heat index. They all seem to have the temperature in common though, which is ~90F, so it just remains to be seen if it'll rain in the days leading up to Bonnaroo which will affect the humidity factor.
Predicting the weather is tricky business. There's a reason no one has come close to perfecting it. Conditions are constantly changing so anything more than a few days out is just a best guess based on current weather patterns.
I just checked all the forecasts I have bookmarked and I'm getting the impression it's mid 80s or so and the chance of rain seemed to be a lot less now. I have yet to figure out the heat index but what I read previously on here freaked me out...
Post by imperfectutopia on May 30, 2012 9:36:49 GMT -5
HOLY POOP! I love the way it looks now, but it seriously isnt going to be able to be trusted til about monday of next week probably, if then. I had the window up from yesterday and just pulled a new window today, check out how much it changed in less than 24 hrs! haha.
Post by pricetastic on May 30, 2012 9:51:59 GMT -5
yup, looking fantastic thursday and friday now. Don't know what the weather data looks like, but wonder if that's a high pressure system moving in that will push that humidity out for a few days. Today's forecast looks MUCH better than yesterday!!
This is a really great website for satellite coverage while AT Bonnaroo.
It's a direct link to an interactive satellite map of Manchester Tennessee, that I kept an eye on last year while at Roo, because of all of those crazy tornado breakouts.
Once you're at Bonnaroo, this is a great place to check into through out the day. It will show you if there is a storm coming, how far away it is, how strong, etc. It also has an hourly forecast that is very accurate.
Post by popsicle sarah on May 30, 2012 20:54:27 GMT -5
I love how yesterday I was freaking out because Weather Underground had 130 heat indices and now they are saying it's going to be perfect. At least most of the forecast sources are in agreement today. That's a good sign I'd say.
Just so everyone is on the right page everyone gets their data from the NWS/NOAA. They are funded by the government, have all of the satellites and control all of the radar stations. Every forecast is just an interpretation of the data. People will tell you Meteorology is a science but it is alchemy in my opinion. Being in a science field I feel bad for those guys. You can not predict the weather. There are just to many factors.