I tell you what, a well placed front can absolutely make mincemeat of a forecast. A slow moving, but fairly active front moving through the mountains is just such a front. This is what happened in Altoona. The front didn’t quite get through town, and the lingering overcast prevented the city from cooling off by midnight Thursday. It was still 61 at midnight, which goes down as the high, and ends up 10 degrees warmer than any other forecast. For those that had hourly temperatures through the course of the forecast period, the other temperatures worked out all right, but it didn’t end up being a very good forecast. I guess it sort of did for Victoria-Weather who had the top spot.
Actuals: Wednesday – .01 inches of rain, High 64, Low 46
Thursday – .29 inches of rain, High 61, Low 35