Why do they do this?

The NWS' point forecast page for Norman - here - consistently under-forecasts the day's high temperatures.

What is worse is that the page is seemingly never updated to reflect current obs.

For instance - today's high temp is on this page as 63oF.

OUN is currently reporting 70oF on the VERY SAME PAGE.

Karen
 
FWIW, they pulled their graphical temperature and precip forecasts from the enhanced page (as of 1206 pm central). They probably figured the cloudiness would hang around a little bit longer than it did in the central part of the state.

From the forecast discussion:
WE WILL ALSO MAKE A FEW CHANGES TO TEMPERATURE FORECASTS TO
ACCOUNT FOR THE EFFECTS OF THICK CLOUD COVER OVER MOST OF NORTHERN
AND MUCH OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. IN FACT... IT APPEARS THAT SOME
LOCATIONS IN THIS AREA HAVE ALREADY REACHED THEIR HIGH FOR TODAY.
ON THE OTHER HAND... THINNER CLOUDS ACROSS THE SOUTH WILL ALLOW
FOR SOME EXTRA WARMING.
 
"The NWS' point forecast page for Norman - here - consistently under-forecasts the day's high temperatures. "

It has nothing to do with a webpage - that is their forecast. NWS offices don't make zone forecasts anymore, then modify a database graphically and from that you get point forecasts / zones / etc.
 
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