I agree with you, Dug. Accuweather.com is my favorite too. And as you say, Joe Bastardi is the one I love most telling me about the weather, so I don't agree with your wife. One can tell that Joe loves what he's doing. And even for me, not normaly english speaker because I live in the Netherlands, it is clearly understandable what he's talking about.
I always enter the page http://weather.yahoo.com/ and then go for Tropical Outlook.
As for now: enjoy the weather for it's the only weather you've got!