Look at these two contrasting reports and see what you think.
“I wonder which side of the “Climate Wars” Intellicast weather service is on?” asks reader. “Here is the forecast map for high temperatures today from Intellicast:”
“Notice the temperatures are quite seasonal, but the color scale chosen is quite inappropriate for North America in September. We are not likely to need to depict temperatures in the -30 F range any time soon, but the range chosen makes 60s F orange and 70s F Red.”
“We’re burning up!”
“Contrast this to the U.S. National Weather Service map for the same date:”
“I believe these colors more accurately convey the “feel” of a fall day.”
“Kudos to the NWS.”
Fake weather reporting? You decide. But even if the words are true, I think the Intellicast graphic is at the very least very misleading.