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donmcd



Joined: 26 Jul 1999
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Why no daily briefings? Reply with quote

I have noticed that there are days without forecast daily briefings lately.
Comments anybody? Surprised
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Scharlack



Joined: 26 Oct 1991
Posts: 32

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: bumb - no more local forecast?? Reply with quote

What's up with this??? Aren't we paying for a forecast??
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boardsurfr



Joined: 23 Aug 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "human forecast" has always been a matter of luck, at least for the Cape Cod - Rhode Island area. Depending on the forecaster, it was sometimes accurate, but often quite wrong. In the last year or two, it has gotten worse. I occasionally check it for fun, but at least 3 out of 4 times, the "metereologist" deviates from the computer models in the wrong direction. A typical example is like this:
  • NAM model predicts SW 15 mph with higher gusts for Fogland
  • Daily briefing predicts 10-14 mph
  • Actual wind is 16-18 mph, gusting to 25

That kinda sucks if your fun threshold is 16 and you stay home because of the "daily briefing". You are better off looking at the different computer models, watching the meter readings, and learning typical trends (e.g. "S winds + sun = 3-5 mph over models in Fogland in the afternoon).

Around here, the NAM model is typically the best. But come fall, it will under-predict SW boosts on sunny days, and the GFS is often better. The WRAMS models are usually the least accurate here, but that is not necessarily true everywhere.
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windswell



Joined: 20 May 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: But arent you paying for the forecast with your subscription Reply with quote

But arent you paying for the forecast with your subscription?
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jkrouwer



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: But arent you paying for the forecast with your subscription Reply with quote

I look at the suscription as paying for the sensor readings and I agree with boardsurfr regarding the forecasts although I don't know was NAM is. I look at the NWS (National Weather Service) marine forecast.
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shreddbob



Joined: 31 Mar 1987
Posts: 270
Location: Massachusetts

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get by with this stuff Wink
Got me out yesterday for a 2 hour planing jaunt all over Buzzard's Bay on 85 cm wide AHD and 7.8 big fat cambered sail. Fun! (160 pounds, your mileage may vary).

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/cgi-bin/gen_sfccalc.cgi?re=new&va=pres&cu=la&in=1&pl=ln&sc=1.0&ge=640x480&ti=0&id=kewb&zoom=.6

http://coolwx.com/cgi-bin/getanalysis.cgi?region=ne&time=current&field=stream

http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?fronts_ir_east+/24h/

http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?sat_east_sfc+12

http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/model/displayMod.php?var=ruc_sfc_wind&hours=hr00hr01hr02hr03hr04hr05hr06hr07hr08hr09hr10hr11hr12

http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=208930

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=BOX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0&highlight=off

http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?wv_east_enhanced+24

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=newengland_slp_1hr

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=42.35843&lon=-71.05977&zoom=7&type=sat&units=english&rad=0&wxsn=0&svr=0&cams=0&sat=1&sat.num=1&sat.spd=25&sat.opa=85&sat.gtt1=109&sat.gtt2=108&sat.type=VIS&riv=0&mm=0&hur=0&fire=0&tor=0&ndfd=0&pix=0

http://www.wcvb.com/weather/radar

http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/AN/234.html
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outcast



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....there's this tree across the street......
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shreddbob



Joined: 31 Mar 1987
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Location: Massachusetts

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outcast wrote:
....there's this tree across the street......


What? A source I don't consult?...if you put a webcam on it I'll add it to my list Very Happy
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bmmiller



Joined: 23 May 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys,

If you're having problems loading the forecasts please let us know by using the Contact Us link. Sorry if you've had trouble accessing the meteorologist forecasts, but our support team doesn't check the forums daily so it's better to email us.

-WeatherFlow Support
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