Verizon should work on correcting this. It makes their service look a bit shoddy.
I agree. They ultimately need to get this at the CO level which would be more accurate for any given area.
You might want to try the weather widget as that can be set for your specific zip code. It gives current conditions on the initial screen and 7 day by pressing the "OK" button. By pressing the "C" button (on the bottom of your remote) from the 7 day you can get an hour by hour forcast and another press of the "C" button will get you a local (really regional) radar. Not as good as true Local on the 8's from TWC, but better than nothing.