Monday, May 3, 2010

Had to share this one…

This is from the normally stodgy NWS (Regional Forecast Discussion)…apparently someone has told the forecasters that they are now allowed to have a personality...though this is probably not quite the metaphor I would have used...but hey they are new at this.

.LONG TERM (FRI-SUN)...MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW A CHANCE OF A WEAK TROUGH WORKING ITS WAY DOWN THE WEST COAST OVER THE WEEKEND. ENSEMBLES* ARE SPREAD OUT LIKE BUTTER ON TOAST...AND EXPECT RUN-TO-RUN CONSISTENCY TO CONTINUE TO BE POOR.

At this rate I am expecting them to be dropping dirty jokes into the forecasts by the next month…though if I see a “swampthing” in their marine forecasts I am going to be pissed…

*the “ensembles” are basically a tool that lets them overlay all of the various weather models in one spot and compare how much they match…the more the models are in alignment the more credibility a forecaster will give a particular part of the forecast. (I do my ensembles with crayons…and usually a clone trooper helmet on)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Im confused? Your not allowed to show any models anymore?

Anonymous said...

Surf or no surf is why we check this lol...Funny thogh,but Surf Next week or???High Pressure still hating on the west coast?Looks lik a nice SW swell by Next week if pans together......Ya or Na?

Adam Wright said...

The regular forecast is on the way...the NWS was just trying to make a funny, which is not something that they usually do.

Anonymous said...

They made a funny... and I pooped in my pants laughing... well, I happened to be laughing, when I pooped my pants... not sure they were related... :P