I've found Forecast Advisor
interesting to check.
They compare the accuracy of several forecasts over the last month and last year. For our area, the NWS generally scores lower than most or all of the others.
We are at the northern end of the Oxnard/LA office forecast area.
I read the NWS discussion for my area regularly, and it seems to me that, unless the weather has the potential to be really interesting, we don't seem to get their full attention.
Also, I was tickled to see that they had a new streaming audio forecast available, which I linked to from SLOweather.com. About a week later it was broken, looping an old forecast from several months ago. That went on for a could of days. I finally called the office, and then, a couple more days later, emailed the webmaster.
Apparently one one person down there knows how that works, and was on vacation. They finally took the audio page down, and it hasn't been fixed yet. That was over 2 weeks ago.