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Postby NCKite_Ryder » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:49 pm

Mike G has signed off for the season and the Giants are in the world series MJ0_

I wanted to post a discussion about local forecasts and hopefully have people chime in about what may be going off during the off season. I know we all look at the weather reports and the BAK is a perfect platform to share some real time forecasting.

Maybe its the wrong approach.... thoughts? .02c
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Re: Forecast

Postby buckidge » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:01 pm

I like it... ikitesurf's computer forecasts don't always do the trick in the off-season so a discussion here seems like a great way to go! Even so, I'm guessing I'll be doing more reading than contributing, but hopefully the wind-savvy folks can help a bit!
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Re: Forecast

Postby le noun » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:16 pm

I use wind alert animated forecast to get an idea of what's coming up.
Then ikitesurf computer tables to narrow things down.
And finally windguru to check the gfs, Nam and wram of the spots with possible wind.

That's all. :mrgreen:
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Re: Forecast

Postby ramsey » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:39 pm

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... mx=1&zmy=1

I pretty much use the marine NOAA forecast.

10-20knt = If you feel like chasing
15-25knt = Maybe worth the drive, but watch the sensor
20-30knt = Its on, block out the schedule

I find this more reliable for winter forecasting than summer because its mostly winter storms that make the wind, and I pretty much only ride the coastal spots. SE direction on the coastal forecast is usually pretty valid for Alameda and marina bay as well.
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Re: Forecast

Postby ramsey » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:47 pm

Those fists were supposed to be equals signs
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Re: Forecast

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:30 pm

ramsey wrote:. SE direction on the coastal forecast is usually pretty valid for Alameda and marina bay as well.


So you launch at Marina Bay in Storm winds? I've launched at the racetrack inbetween squalls but never tried Marina Bay. SE is best?
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Re: Forecast

Postby le noun » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:37 pm

NCKite_Ryder wrote:
ramsey wrote:. SE direction on the coastal forecast is usually pretty valid for Alameda and marina bay as well.


So you launch at Marina Bay in Storm winds? I've launched at the racetrack inbetween squalls but never tried Marina Bay. SE is best?

That spot doesn't exist. 8)
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Re: Forecast

Postby ramsey » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:12 pm

I mean SE direction on the coastal forecast. I've only kited marina bay once in a storm and it was S.
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Re: Forecast

Postby OliverG » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:35 pm

ramsey wrote:Those fists were supposed to be equals signs


Sorry bout that...fixed...
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Postby tomerp » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Windguru in the winter. Hasn't failed me yet to predict storms in alameda and hmb
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