Thread: OT: The 2013 Weather GDT
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12-06-2012, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
For individuals whose job is predict the weather, basically quantifying a complex phenomenon subject to chaos theory, I think weather forecasters do a pretty good job.
So reporting a snowstorm advisory on weather websites at 12:30 yesterday a full 40mins after the intense snowstorm had started is doing a pretty good job reporting a complex phenomenon?

Look in the sky, its big fluffy white stuff happening thick, all over, and can't see a block. Yeah, its a snowstorm.

A reasonable expectation of their whole reason for being is reporting that weather BEFORE and not AFTER the storm onset.

Any of us get better "weather predicting" looking out the window.

The weather advisories in this prairie province are a complete and utter joke and they are due to cutbacks, staffing, and facility. In a province that committed to do more after the 1987 tragedy and several tragedies since.

AS weather systems get more intense over the globe, and of course on the prairies we require much better prognostications and advisories then we are getting.

An advisory ISN'T a warning after we setdown in Kansas...


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