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Old 09-04-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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Weather report

Whatís your go to weather service for the west Canada lakes region? For that matter, the entire adk. I canít count the number of times the weather for Inlet says one thing and when I get where Iím going itís completely different. I always just assumed it was an Adirondackís thing but figured I would throw it out there....
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:38 PM   #2
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I get weather forecasts from noaa.gov for the Adirondacks and for where I live. They're not always right, but usually on my trips they've been pretty close, at least for the first couple of days.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:14 PM   #3
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When my left hip gets sore I know rain is coming.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:26 PM   #4
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When my left hip gets sore I know rain is coming.
What about your right hip?
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:53 PM   #5
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What about your right hip?
That when he knows his right hip is sore.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:21 PM   #6
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agree , not with the hips, if I did that it would be 24hrs rain 7 days a week.. noaa.gov. I am guessing its where all of the weather channels get their data from anyway
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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NOAA is the most reliable weather for both in the Adirondacks and in general.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:27 PM   #8
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Kidding aside...I also like NOAA
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:37 PM   #9
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I like wunderground.com for all the graphs and things.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:21 PM   #10
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I use NOAA too. I have pages for each location bookmarked right on my browser bookmark bar. This way I can just click on the link and see the weather for a particular location.
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:19 AM   #11
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I use NOAA too. I have pages for each location bookmarked right on my browser bookmark bar. This way I can just click on the link and see the weather for a particular location.
Are you just going by county?
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:31 AM   #12
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I type in the nearest town. Many areas in the Adirondacks have microclimates, so any forecast can be off. NOAA is the most reliable in general because they have many local offices throughout the country.
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:58 AM   #13
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Are you just going by county?
A high school earth science teacher at work showed me how to use the map on the NOAA page to click on a specific location. He said the site will pull the forecast for that area.

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...8#.XXDbGhgpB-G



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Old 09-05-2019, 10:28 PM   #14
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As some say in Inlet, if you don't like the weather wait 20 minutes. The Addack Mtns and the Great Lakes make this one of the most difficult places to accurately forecast the weather. Weather or not.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:16 AM   #15
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Yeah in my experience if there’s any kind of threat of precipitation in the forecast for Inlet, Indian Lake, or Speculator you can bet that it’ll be much worse in the West Canadas. Being the highest cluster of lakes in the Adks this region really does make its own weather patterns. There’s been times when I’ve been back there with no rain in the forecast at all but got stuck in an all day downpour and had to cut the trip short. Same with surprise snow storms in November. Even last October during peak foliage the forecast called for sunny blue skies all weekend but I was stuck in a fog cloud all day long up at Metcalf Lake with no views whatsoever!

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The place is just plain special. There's nothing like it.
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