Wind on MSW

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Wind on MSW

Postby baggins » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:41 pm

Just wondering where MSW pulls its data for the wind forecasts from?

got a day in the near future at a certain break where MSW reports the winds gonna nearly rock around the clock (onshore,offshore,cross-shore and back again)

thing is on another wind forecasting site its heading in one direction for the whole day...

I'm no slave to the blue star system but it would be nice to have an inkling how the various factors are put together for the MSW surf report

cheers

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Re: Wind on MSW

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:09 pm

http://www.metcheck.com/ATLANTIC/synoptic.asp

use lots of sites Xcweather , windguru , metoffice , bigsalty etc etc , check all synoptic forecasts T+++ etc and work it out

To answer your original Q, I used to know but have forgotten :lol: , someone will be along in a minute to tell you
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Re: Wind on MSW

Postby baggins » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:44 pm

Cheers AT
It's XC that I have been using recently will try the others you mention to get the general consensus

Hoping in this instance msw have it wrong....
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Re: Wind on MSW

Postby gavincoop-msw » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:42 pm

Just wondering where MSW pulls its data for the wind forecasts from?


Wind forecasts come from a globally recognised wind model that the NOAA produce. Our live winds (which will be the same as xcweather provide) can be found using the Live > Live Winds link in the main black navigation.

use lots of sites Xcweather , windguru , metoffice , bigsalty etc etc


Everyone in that list, except the Metoffice use the same wind model we do. Metoffice have their own model.

The only differences between all the websites in terms of the wind data will be the model update times, one website might be showing you an older model run. Swell data is a different story.
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