Liars! Who do you trust?

Fishee

Active Member
#34
I trust no one when it comes to weather. The weather we have here are so...EMO. I do trust the radio once I'm in the water. and I'll decided if I want to be in that water when I'm at the launch. Always think of safety and consequences.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#35
This is not "prediction." The weather stone just displays what is going on in real time. Predictive accuracy is what we're searching for here.

But thanks for the idea of how I might be able to market my beach agate collection.:D

Who needs a meteorologist.
For accurate weather prediction, I use a stone suspended from a cord outside my kitchen window.
Some examples of the instructions for the weather stone include:
  • If the rock is wet, it's raining.
  • If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
  • If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
  • If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
  • If the rock is not visible, it is foggy.
  • If the rock is white, it is snowing.
  • If the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost.
  • If the ice is thick, it's a heavy frost.
  • If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
  • If the rock is under water, there is a flood.
  • If the rock is warm, it is sunny.
  • If the rock is missing, there was a tornado.
  • If the rock is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane.
  • If the rock has white splats on it, watch out for birds.
 
#37
I had an acquaintance who was the Feds head meteorologist for the Spokane WA area. His forecast one early winter day was for "partly cloudy and cold" It snowed hard that night and a mutual friend called him at 6 am and said "Hey Bob, you want to come over and shovel this 6" of partly cloudy off my driveway"
jesse
 

David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
#39
I don't even remember the last time I cancelled a trip because of the forecast. That includes fishing the OP in winter. But I strongly second Weather Underground. It was the best tool for predicting when I could cut/rake/bale hay in a tight weather window.

Haying REALLY does depend on weather.

But fishing? Ha! :D
 
#42
I'm sure Bill Ayers appreciates your support...but I'll stick with www.accuweather.com.
Accuweather may be toward the bottom on their accuracy around here. Start doing side by side comparisons over a period of time, let me know which one works out better for you.

And I'm fairly certain that the meteorological website has nothing to do with radical political activist groups by the same name.
 
#44
When I was a grad student at the UW in the 80's, one of my best friends was a grad student in Geophysics, which shared building space with Atmospheric Sciences in the Johnson Hall Annex. On the top floor they had all of the best available real-time weather data coming in from many sources, including radar, satellite feeds, ground weather stations, ocean bouys, etc. Every week they would have a betting pool to try to predict the weather for the coming weekend, with several parameters to predict (temp, rain, wind, etc.). These guys were professors and Ph.D. students and real data whores for such stuff and they still had a tremendous amount of variation in their forecasts.

Models and data are better today than they were the, but it is still really hard to predict weather with much precision more than about 24 hours out.

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freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#45
Accuweather may be toward the bottom on their accuracy around here. Start doing side by side comparisons over a period of time, let me know which one works out better for you.

And I'm fairly certain that the meteorological website has nothing to do with radical political activist groups by the same name.

Dammit... I obviously need to sharpen my hooks ;). I started using accuweather some years back and it seems as right and wrong as the rest. I think most of them steal info from NOAA anyway.
 

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