How to Get the Best Local Weather Forecast
Local weather forecasts are ubiquitous – it’s hard to visit any website without a three- or five-day forecast prominently displayed. The accuracy of these forecasts could be off, however, if the site has guessed wrong on your location.
The solution? A hyper-local weather forecast, pinpointed to your exact location, obtainable wherever and whenever you need it.
Your National Weather Service has a site that let’s you do just that – and it’s pretty easy to use. Here’s a how-to on getting the most local weather forecast available.
How to Get The “Most” Local Weather Forecast
- On your mobile device or computer, go here, enter your zip code and click or tap Go. A forecast for your general area will appear.
- Move or scroll down to the map and expand it so you can find your location (+/- on computer; pinch/zoom on phone).
- When you’ve zoomed in enough to find your desired location, tap or click it and the page will reload with your requested pinpoint local forecast. (Pro tip: Changing the map view from the default Topographic to Streets or Satellite will make it easier to find your mark.)
- Bookmark your freshly created hyper-local personal weather site. You’re done!
If you’re a weather nerd like me or just want the most local forecast you can get, check out the pinpoint forecasts at weather.gov.