Re: Trouble Brewing in the N.E.
- I just read the NOAA 60-70 hour forecast for the mid-atlantic and they
are predicting a storm on the magnitude of the Januarry 1966 one, or
close to the Feb 1978 storm! That is an impressive analogy.
It is still a good 12 hours out from the grocery run, but this
time I'm getting my supplies in advance! I can't stand it when I run
out of Epoxy in the middle of a snowstorm and the stores are all sold
BTW, check out the price on East System Epoxy from Noah's
boatbuilders supply in Buffalo New York. They should be the official
Bolger boat supplier!
"on the way to get batteries, sterno, and spam"
> One thing to keep in mind is that prudence dictates they show the
> worst likely scenario. Ships use these graphics to make navigational
> decisions; too conservative and time is lost, too lax and lives may
> I my experience, you can make book on these charts for anything out
> to 72 hours. Beyond that they defiantly have a certain "boy who cried
> wolf" factor. I've cancelled more than one meeting on the basis of a
> big red spot out 108 hours, only to have it fizzle out.
> However, this one in particular looks like it's for real. It's the
> biggest storm forecast I've seen all Winter, and all the elements
> look like they're in place. With any luck, Turtle Cove (just west of
> the Montauk Lighthouse,) will be head high or better with offshore
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- David Ryan,
I'm not too obsessive about the weather(just the seasons,and I'm
in the wrong one right now!) but always intrigued by BIG
climatological happenings!My favorite one is a blizzard and the
bigger they are the better.....a childhood addiction of sorts that
somehow no longer fits too well with the needs of my favorite hobby.
The maps sure appear to show something potentially very
interesting coming up your way!Wish I could be there to see the fury.
And speaking of furies,you wouldn't happen to know of a site that has
down-loadable,archived weather maps?In particular,the period from
October 26,1998 to November 14,1998.Any help in this direction would
be much appreciated!
As we say up here,when the wind pipes up,"attache ta tuque"!
Peter Lenihan,on the shores of the St.Lawrence.........
--- In bolger@y..., David Ryan <david@c...> wrote:
> FBBB --
> I don't know how many of my fellow Bolger boat builders are
> weather watchers, but for those of you who are, there's a mother of
> Nor'Easter shaping up about 3-4 days out.
> I my experience, you can make book on these charts for anything outcried
> to 72 hours. Beyond that they defiantly have a certain "boy who
> wolf" factor.Yesterday, I looked at the forecast in the NY Times. It said today
would be clear and sunny. In fact, it snowed until noon and was
cloudy for the rest of the day.
I agree on the 72 hour rule. They often the the 'what' right, but
the 'when' wrong.
>> I my experience, you can make book on these charts for anything outTrying to surf the east coast will turn you into an amateur
>> to 72 hours. Beyond that they defiantly have a certain "boy who
>> wolf" factor.
>Yesterday, I looked at the forecast in the NY Times. It said today
>would be clear and sunny. In fact, it snowed until noon and was
>cloudy for the rest of the day.
>I agree on the 72 hour rule. They often the the 'what' right, but
>the 'when' wrong.
meteorologist even faster than it will sent you to the looney bin.
In my experience, they've got a pretty good 72 hour line on the
winter weather pattern. If it's Monday and I see what looks to be a
solid swell setting up for Thursday, consider me booked.
OTOH: A hurricane anywhere in the Atlantic basin and they can't get a
solid forecast out 24 hours.
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