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Old 08-03-2009, 08:09 AM
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Me thinks its time for NOAA to lay off their current employee's and hire some new ones. For the past 2 years i've been noticing the weather accuracy going down the crapper. I fished this past sat, would have went off-shore, they said gusting up 20, SMALL craft adv. Death to everyone, come around the hook and it's like a lake..... I WAS PISSED. Other times i noticed see NO WIND NO WAVES HEAVEN ON THE SEAS, come around the hook the cracken is throwing boats around, Thor is lobbing lightning bolts, Poseidon is doing cannon balls ...... Really how hard is this ?
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:11 AM
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Past 2 years?

In the GoM, they have been blowing it for the past century.


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Old 08-03-2009, 09:49 AM
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Nothing new were have you been? It is normally 2-3 waves light wind from the south ok why are the waves 6' and a wind from the north 15-20. Govt. owned and operated weather service, how about a car deal or a car company.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:05 AM
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I use the closest METAR report, just find an airport or airports in your area and check their metars.
They are used by pilots for weather information, very accurate and updated often.
If you need help in reading metars this link will help.

http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/metar/quick-metar.html

When flying I copy them out in advance and paste them in my spiral.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by GMTA View Post
I use the closest METAR report, just find an airport or airports in your area and check their metars.
They are used by pilots for weather information, very accurate and updated often.
If you need help in reading metars this link will help.

http://www.met.tamu.edu/class/metar/quick-metar.html

When flying I copy them out in advance and paste them in my spiral.
nice, i'll check that out

thanks
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:21 PM
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Good thread. I started a similar one over in the Gulf Coast section. I agree that the accuracy has gone down tremendously. I've noticed a significant drop just this year.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/gulf-coa...ne-killed.html
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:52 PM
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I like to add atleast 2 feet and 10 mph to there forcast.
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