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Blog: Autopsy of a "blown away" forecast

 
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windfind



Joined: 18 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Blog: Autopsy of a "blown away" forecast Reply with quote

Hi Gang,

Ever wonder why forecasts sometimes are very different from the actual winds? Yesterday's Gorge forecast was not as bad as some of the horribly wrong forecasts I have sometimes made in the Bay Area but Ben's forecast for low to weak mid 20's in the Hatch and Swell was clearly a bit lower than reality.

So here is an autopsy of that "blown away" forecast:

http://blog.weatherflow.com/gorge-winds-autopsy-of-a-blown-away-forecast/

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
Weatheflow.com



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stu2



Joined: 28 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your ankle Mike - did you sprain it kiting?

It looks like you slammed pretty HARD in that photo.

-S
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windfind



Joined: 18 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Stuart,

Actually I sprained it windsurfing at The Wall 3 weeks ago. Deciding it would be smart to follow the advice of an engineer friend I tried weeks of heavy windsurfing therapy to get it to heal.

Somehow that made it worse so now walking is lopsided. And it was a drag missing Sunday's incredibly steady winds at the Hatch!!!!

Actually the blog "photo by Mike" is of Stuart, our inimitable west coast sensor wizard, falling while trying to retrieve a beer from a Weatherflow skiff while testing a new Outer Banks sensor. See below.

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
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