If you’re at all like me, then you find Web search pretty frustrating when it comes to figuring out the local weather forecast, writes Ashlee Vance of The New York Times. You pop a city’s name into a search engine and get a list of a few different weather sites. Oddly enough, they often have quite different forecasts for the days to come.
The question remains: sweater or no sweater?
Microsoft has taken some steps to solving this riddle — and a number of other irksome Web quandaries — through to some fresh updates to its Bing search engine that it unveiled Wednesday. (Make that “decision engine” if you’re in Redmond.)
If, for example, you search for “weather mountain view ca”, Bing will return the usual results and present links to more information. Hit one of those links, and you’ll find some cleanly presented comparisons of forecasts from various weather services.