Because it sucks.
I always, stupidly, check it before dressing in the morning. At least 50% of the time, it’s off by more than 10 degrees during the day.
Today, it said it would reach a high in SF of 73 degrees F. We’re in SOMA, a relatively warm part of the city, so I figured, if anywhere, it’ll hit 73 here. Right now, it couldn’t possibly be above 60 degrees. And the wind is somewhere between gale-force and tornado, with a temperature that suggests an origin slightly to the west of the Bering Strait.
I wore a short-sleeved shirt with an undershirt, which provides very little protection from the subarctic weather system that’s moved into the area. And since my herniated disc requires that I walk around slowly several times a day to avoid excruciating pain, I’m left choosing between staying warm & in pain, or freezing my ass off but not slipping off into pain-induced delusions.
I know this is my fault for relying on what are clearly astrologers (or maybe, if they’ve automated everything, a random-number generator) to come up with the temperature forecast. My question: is there a more reliable online weather service for the San Francisco Bay Area?