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01-22-2013, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
It's really amazing. You can even find online tutorials that teach you how to run, read and interpret several governments models. There are even weather forums where people who are educated in this stuff help you learn and will answer your questions, etc. I'll never have more than a basic grasp of this stuff since i didn't go to school for it, but > about 72-96 hours out it's way better to do this yourself than rely on TV IMO. It's been very helpful in trip planning and outdoor stuff.
I just took the basics - if you look at the barometer readings from sea buoys during hurricane season you can get a remarkably accurate picture of what's going on. Using some really, really basic knowledge that low means worse and high means clear gives a decent enough outlook.

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