Disagreement between summary and detail forecasts...

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Disagreement between summary and detail forecasts...

Postby johnjohn » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:25 pm

Right now the summary forecast for Redcar/Saltburn says...

Sat 18/02 3ft 8secs 5mph
Sun 19/02 3.1ft 8secs 5mph

i.e. just about surfable - swell is shorewards, wind offshore :D and worth the drive (by this winter's NE standards). However the detail says:

Sat
3am 2.3ft 4secs 13mph 5°C
6am 2ft 4secs 12mph 4°C
9am 1.9ft 9secs 11mph 4°C
12pm 1.9ft 9secs 11mph 5°C
3pm 1.9ft 8secs 12mph 6°C
6pm 1.9ft 8secs 9mph 6°C
9pm 1.7ft 8secs 6mph 5°C

Sun 19/02
12am 1.3ft 8secs 4mph 5°C
3am 1.1ft 8secs 1mph 5°C
6am 1ft 7secs 2mph 5°C
9am 0.9ft 4secs 4mph 6°C
12pm 0.8ft 4secs 7mph 7°C
3pm 0.9ft 9secs 10mph 7°C
6pm 1ft 3secs 11mph 6°C

i.e. forget it. :(

Other charts suggest the marginal chance of a wave pushing down, maybe maybe not. I know it's you takes your chances, probably nowt doing territory, but can someone explaing the difference between the the summary and the detail?
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Postby Frosty » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:33 pm

ben is this your full time job running this or are you a website designer thingy? its one of lifes many n answered questions :?
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Postby Frosty » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:38 pm

good job, keep up the work, when is V4 coming out?
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Postby stephh » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:54 pm

Yep I noticed this too. In the great spirit of being a dedicated employee I've been trying to decide which days to work next week and which to be at home/surfing. For Bude the detailed info for Tuesday is completely different to the summary :D so I've been looking at both to try to help me - still not decided :D

Anyway - looking forward to v4, this is a great site Ben I've learned alot from it in terms of comapring my local break to forecast conditions and best times to be there. So much so that the other week when swell was v small but tide was on push I said to my mate be here at 2 and exactly at 2 the swell & tide came togther to make it surfable - coool 8)
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Postby johnjohn » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:56 pm

Thanks Ben. Somehow knew the right answer would be the one I didn't want to hear...
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