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I ride to work and back everyday. 30 miles each way.
I always check the weather before I leave and this morning's forecast was 'SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS".

If the forecast just says rain, I will still ride. No worries there.
But 'SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS" makes this old okie crawl in the truck.

Not a drop of rain, or thunder, or storm today. Today was warm, cloudy, and beautiful in south central Oklahoma. :mad:
 

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I think the more advanced the weather forecaster's equipment gets, the less accurate they are! :eek:
 

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I always look at the radar and watch the flow of any stroms, if it looks like it is going to be hit or miss I take the chance. I have been lucky on the Wing, but me and my Shadow seen some bad ones.
 

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well the weather man didn't lie to you he just got the location wrong because we had some severe thunderstorms pass through here between noon and four
 

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:eek:When I go to work in the morning and it is not with rain I ride and I would say 80% of my return home ride is dry. Now if it is a trip I put on the poor weather gear and say screw you weather man.
 

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A few years back there was a report about predicting the weather. The report said that if the weather person just said" TOMORROW WILL BE THE SAME AS TODAY" they would be right a greater percentage of the time than they are when they actually try to predict it. :(
 

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My rule of thumb is if its not raining in the morning when I leave for work, ( I too drive 30 miles one way) I ride the wing. I dont care if I get wet on the way home, but getting wet on the way to work, and having to workk all day in wet cloathes sucks.
 

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Is was supposed to rain here also but I decided to ride my wing to work anyways , it rained off as on all the way down then just stayed cloudy , glad I took it
 

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+1 on if its raining in the morning, I don't ride. We were supposed to have had storms today and I rode. I was home 2 hours before the storms rolled through. If it storms I can wait on it or ride anyway. I just don't test those Hurricanadoes.
 

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Remember, any weather report generally includes the whole coverage area of the station giving the report. That's a large area for most TV stations!
Check the "moving" radar available via the net for your riding "area". I-phone w/weather app is a must for me.
I will normally "saddle up" w/a chance of up to 30% for rain, etc. Higher than that, I have nothing to prove and take the cage!
 

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Rain I can deal with pretty much anytime, you sort of have to in this neck of the woods. However, what's out there today is beyond cruel. Check it out:
 

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