Bulldog wrote:NOAA nailed the forecast for the coast. Ikite: FAIL! I should have known better than to believe the guys who are just rolling back into town and don't have a feeling for "winter" 2013.
In all fairness NOAA was forecasting "BREEZY" all week for Tomales and Bodega while Godsy snuck in and predicted light teens and NAILED it...
NOAA seems to be a little more conservative for the small craft advisory and probably doesn't even know wtf Waddel is... I'm starting to believe Waddel is the windiest (days per year) venue in California.
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NCKite_Ryder wrote:I'm starting to believe Waddel is the windiest (days per year) venue in California.
Because it is. That spot is magical. I think people who ride waddell on a regular basis get depressed when they get less than 4 days of riding per week even in the fall/winter. I'm pretty sure I even saw a unicorn crossing the road there one day.
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le noun wrote:Not to defend iKite, but their forecast is in knots, not in mph. It's never been blowing more than 18 knots on average at sherman all morning and that's what ikitesurf predicted.
So why do they predict in knots and there sensors are in mph? i have had i kite a long time, its more for senors than forcasts for me, i think they read nws and do forcast, dont alot of ikite weather people forcast from the Gorge?
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My windalert.com profile is set in knots. iKitesurf doesn't seem to have a default. You can switch the realtime display to knots, but when I click on the "show me this station on windalert.com" link I go to windalert with the display back to mph..... Not a huge deal most of the time, except for those marginal days when you read 12 mph as knots and then wonder why there wasn't quite enough wind.