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...at about the expertise level the FAA got into the Boeing 727 MAX.  'judge for yourself.

https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent-forecasts

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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 04:14:48 PM »
...at about the expertise level the FAA got into the Boeing 727 MAX.

I think you meant the........"737" MAX.  ;)
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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 08:50:17 PM »
Southern California has only 2 breaks... Newport and La Jolla?

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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 11:54:28 AM »
Having flown a DC-6 from Chicago to LA, Nightwing  ...these new modern nub'bers get me confused. 

The NWS should stick at what they're good at; 'putting out broadcast signals almost nobody can hear'    I love BBC weather.  Skip the first 3min of his old one.




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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 01:45:46 PM »
@ Wetstuff

After listening to the british gal give her forecast, I'm glad she doesn't give our marine forecasts for Galveston, Tx.  :o  Speaking of Galveston; at the link below, once on the page, in the little box (Select Station), where the small asterisk is, click on that, then scroll on down to Texas and then click on Galveston KHB40. This is the one I listen to for the coastal waters.

https://www.weatherusa.net/radio

At least you can "understand" what this guy is saying unlike the british woman.  ;D
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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 12:42:30 PM »
Of course in actuality, the NWS is NOAA as well, and every USA surf forcast is based on NOAA data and models. So they ARE the basis of surf forecasting.
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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 12:46:02 PM »
exactly--see "the fifth risk" for detail
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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 12:49:37 PM »
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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 01:02:58 PM »
+1 for Ponobill.
Insane how many people dump on NOAA when all your weather and buoy data come from them.  Very successful public/private partnership.  Almost too successful...no one understands where the data comes from.
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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 02:34:25 PM »
true that, oakfish
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Re: The National Weather Service is getting into surf forecasting
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 02:55:45 PM »
Of course in actuality, the NWS is NOAA as well, and every USA surf forcast is based on NOAA data and models. So they ARE the basis of surf forecasting.
Wait..... You mean Surfline is Fake News? Now it's starting to make sense... That 4'-6' is total BS most of the time ;D

 


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