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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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MM5 used to work fine anywhere out east, but was absolutely useless last year; maybe it will work this year.


I am curious where you see the failing. Is it forecasting too much or too little or is the timing off? Or is there some other failure. I think we could get a response from UW if we could point to some specifics.


Considering your profession and job, you probably could get some cooperation. All we "civilians", especially mere windsurfers, got was a snide dismissal to our feedback.

The problem last year was very simple: mm5 predicted virtually no sailable wind out east day for almost the entire season. They predicted wind over 15 kts maybe 8-10 days between March and November. On at least 8 out of every 10 days that NOAA, iW, local TV, and my dog predicted > 20 kts -- even sustained 30+ or 40+ -- mm5 predicted 5-10-15 kts. At best, and only rarely, their models would wake up by mid-AM to the fact that everyone else had seen today's high winds coming for 2-4 days. Plain and simple, their eastern Gorge surface wind model went to sleep last year.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: cool sailing Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man ... that is some FLAT friggin' water!
How much wind does it take to whip up some swell on that pond? What is that ... a 12.0?

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