Weather forecast accuracy details for Buffalo, South Dakota

These are the one- to three-day out accuracy percentages for high temperature, low temperature, icon forecast precipitation (both rain and snow), and text forecast precipitation (both rain and snow). Temperature accuracy is the percentage of forecasts within three degrees. Precipitation accuracy is the percentage of correct forecasts. The forecasts are collected in the evening.

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Weather Forecast Accuracy Data Last Month (December)

Provider High Temp Low Temp Icon Precip Text Precip Overall
The Weather Channel   56.32% 55.17% 85.06% 85.06% 70.40%
Weather Underground   57.47% 54.02% 79.31% 79.31% 67.53%
AerisWeather   51.19% 51.19% 80.95% 80.95% 66.07%
Foreca/Vaisala   55.17% 59.77% 73.56% 73.56% 65.52%
Dark Sky   56.32% 50.57% 77.01% 77.01% 65.23%
AccuWeather   52.38% 53.57% 73.81% 73.81% 63.39%
NWS Digital Forecast   47.13% 49.43% 78.16% 78.16% 63.22%
World Weather Online   36.78% 47.13% 77.01% 77.01% 59.48%
Wetter   40.23% 34.48% 79.31% 79.31% 58.33%
OpenWeather   36.78% 33.33% 80.46% 80.46% 57.76%
Weatherbit   37.93% 40.23% 74.71% 74.71% 56.90%
Persistence   12.07% 20.97% 63.79% 63.79% 40.16%

Weather Forecast Accuracy Data Last Year (2021)

Provider High Temp Low Temp Icon Precip Text Precip Overall
The Weather Channel   71.62% 74.42% 85.29% 85.29% 79.15%
Weather Underground   72.08% 74.70% 83.33% 83.33% 78.36%
AccuWeather   71.01% 73.87% 84.66% 82.96% 78.12%
Foreca/Vaisala   68.25% 72.55% 82.68% 82.59% 76.52%
Dark Sky   66.95% 67.13% 84.17% 84.17% 75.61%
AerisWeather   63.01% 61.42% 82.45% 82.45% 72.33%
NWS Digital Forecast   63.28% 62.05% 78.17% 78.17% 70.42%
Weatherbit   50.75% 43.98% 78.97% 78.97% 63.17%
Wetter   55.36% 33.43% 81.18% 81.18% 62.79%
OpenWeather   52.75% 38.47% 79.80% 79.80% 62.70%
World Weather Online   53.75% 40.82% 76.47% 76.47% 61.88%
Persistence   21.76% 29.14% 69.09% 69.09% 47.27%

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