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Old 10-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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accuweather saying rain everyday we are going to be at WDW !

Two days ago it only showed rain one or two days now it is showing everyday Should I be worried or how accurate is this site ?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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I always find checking a local weather station on a local TV station is a bit more accurate; but it is the time of year for it. Also rain often blows through FL; it is not like it is going to linger all day.

Just be prepared for it and you will be fine.

I go the week after Thanksgiving every year and start watching the weather about 10 days to 2 days before and it has never been the same on any given day.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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I've never found accuweather to be particularly accurate. I leave Sat and my forecast has changed everyday. Wait about a week then check one if the local stations.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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I wouldn't worry too much about this. Right before our trip this past August I was frantic about looking at the forecast. they had predicted 10 out of the 11 days 50 percent chance or higher for rain. Not to mention we were down there when Hurricane Isaac flew through. We had 1 real day of rain for a few hours at night otherwise 3 out of the 10 were roughly 1 hour hits even the day Isaac blew through we were in the park by 12. relax and enjoy the timr from now until the time you arrive. If it's going to rain it's going to rain just enjoy yourself remember you're in Disney. But I'm sure you'll be okay
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It will most likely change as you get closer. That's the one thing I've noticed with Accuweather. It can say rain on a certain day, but as it gets closer, the forecast will change and say sunny.

I've found that Accuweather isn't all that accurate.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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I have discovered that Accuweather is very much less than accurate. Weather channel has a 10 day up that goes through Oct 13 right now and shows sunny all next week, nothing more than 10% chance of rain. It may change daily between now and then but that's just Florida weather.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
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You're going top Florida during the rainy season. There is going to be rain in the forecast every day, but it will likely be scattered, short showers.

Even if it does rain every day, you'll still be fine - seriously. I love WDW in the rain
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Two days ago it only showed rain one or two days now it is showing everyday Should I be worried or how accurate is this site ?
I know this is silly, and even I wouldn't want it to rain every day. But I will say, the one day we had an all day rain on our June vacation, was probably my favoriate day!!! It helped with the heat, and we just thew on our ponchos, and enjoyed it!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #10
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I really would not worry. It's "normal" Florida weather...rain is ALWAYS in the forecast when we go, and yet I've very rarely experienced more than brief storms.

If it does happen to be an especially rainy day, we just throw on our ponchos and enjoy the parks with less crowds. It's no biggie!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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They really can't accurately forecast any longer than a couple of days - beyond that is basically just a guess. You will find that the forecast will change loads before you actually leave. Pack the ponchos, print the 10 day the day before you leave, and have a great vacation!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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I like to call them Inaccuweather...

I definitely would not worry too much about their forecast. It said we would have rain on our trip, and we only saw about one hour's worth the whole time. Just go in prepared for at least some rain, but like everyone says in most cases it usually doesn't last long. Have fun!
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If you're looking at a forecast that's more than a couple of days out, don't bother. No one seems to be able to predict Central FL weather more than a few days in advance. Accuweather publishes 15 day forecasts because it draws people to their site. They're about as good as a guess.

That said, there's rain in the forecast every day in Orlando in the hottest times of the year (like now). There's always a chance of a thunderstorm popping up.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #14
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You have to remember in Florida at Disney it can be raining in one park and sunny at another. Rain this time of year is usually short lived and scattered. My last two trips around this time it showed thunderstorms every day and all we saw was maybe two pop up showers that lasted 10-20 minutes and were gone. Also....it's rain, no point in worrying, nothing you can do about it, just go with it and have fun.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #15
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I prefer the Weather Channel website over Accuweather, but you're still more than a week out, so I wouldn't even pay attention to the forecast just yet. Usually 3-4 days ahead of time the weather is pretty well set in place. Even if it does rain, WDW is one of the most rain-friendly places I've been. There are so many attractions that are indoors (and bonus points for indoor or covered queues!) that you don't have to drastically change your plans too much.
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