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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
HellFireElvira. . . raindrops on the webcam.

POOP.

Hmmmmmmmm. . . there could be a song in there somewhere, though:

Sung to the tune of MY FAVORITE THINGS

Raindrops on webcams
And rivulets running
Wreckin' my snowpack
I'm totally bumming

OK, I'll stop!

:-/

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
Anything may happen. I like it! What a sweet job!

John M

climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:46pm PT
About the tahoe guy. Almost always take weather forecasting with a grain of salt. Especially long term prognostication. What I like about the tahoe page is that he explains things in ways that I can understand. I know that he isn't always right, and has even made some big mistakes. So what. He at least gave some explanation for why he was so wrong. And those guys with all the letters after their names have also made lots of mistakes. He is just one of many tools that I use to try to get an understanding for what is going to happen. I also like some of the graphics he posts.

I also look outside. I read a story once about a big storm that hit california a number of years ago. Back in the 50s I think. I can't remember where I found it, probably in our local book sale. Part of it was from the weather forecasters point of view. He told a story about reminding the new forecasters to always go outside before they posted their forecast. This was because they worked in a big building inside with no windows. He said that when he was new he was working nights and he studied all of the info that they had, was about to post that it was going to be a sunny morning, but one of the night cleaners said he had just been outside and it was raining hard. He was that off in his prediction.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
News media weather "forecasters" are rarely professional meteorologists.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
This was because they worked in a big building inside with no windows. He said that when he was new he was working nights and he studied all of the info that they had, was about to post that it was going to be a sunny morning
Ain't that the truth. Salt Lake City, ca 1968. Late afternoon, summer, about 5:30. TV weatherman forecasting chance of showers.
While it was thunder, lightning and raining leopards and wolves right outside the studio door. I know, I was in a building across the street. A building with windows.

And now we return to our regular programming.
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
while gowing up in Tahoe we use to watch the weather on TV from Bay Area news channels. The most popular weatherman was Pete Giddings. We called him Pete's Kidding!!

He was frequently seen around the casinos wearing full length fur coats. We figured the casinos probably took good care of him to enusre good forecasts to bring the tourist up.
FredC

Boulder climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
That first unit of storm did very little down here in Watsonville. We do know how to do mud down here.

I am thinking to wax my skating skis because I am so ready to go but I don't want to mess up the whole winter by tempting fate.

Maybe I'll wash my car this afternoon.

Fred
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
No need to wash your car.
It's already raining hard and blowing near Castle Rock. Warm though. High freezing levels forecast for the Sierra.
So PLEASE don't tempt the Weather Gods by waxing your skis.

Sandy was an incredibly precise forcast.
Indeed. I was on Long Island as Sandy approached. The forecast for the big hook to the left was on Friday morning. Sandy's eye hit on Monday night within a few dozen miles of the forecast. Tidal surge and wind strength/direction forecasts were also spot on. A surprisingly reliable forecast for such an unusual storm.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
Big difference between the scientists on the weather channel and some jack ass weather girl.

WTF, over.

I, for one, like a little T&A on the weather report.
John M

climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
As long as the T&A isn't writing the script. Or has the brains to go along with the booty.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
Weather girls just report what the big data providers tell us
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
Weather girls just report what the big data providers tell us

yeah Karl, but it would be nice if they could understand what the data said
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
Data is easy, its model output thats tricky...heres what they had to choose from 5 days out...the two commonly used models for weather prediction in NA, WRF and GFS sent it out to sea...the Euro model ECMWF nailed it 5 days out.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
Big difference between the scientists on the weather channel and some jack ass weather girl.


Oh? Better ask Hoser. She's a weather girl.

While we're waiting, here's one of those scientists on the Weather Channel:




News media weather "forecasters" are rarely professional meteorologists.


You pretty sure about that Anders? Or maybe its just like one of your opinions about the Gondola.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Remember Stromin Norman???? And why he was busted?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
OMG!!! California is going to be hit with a Pineapple Express system!!!!!

That NEVER happens!!!

Global Warmers were right, and the Climate Changers!!!! We are soooo gonna die!!!
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
Aloha gang,
Drinking Pinot here @ lax flight to sfo delayed. Was pretty low clouds when we landed but that could have been the merlot kicking in after 4:53 across the pond.

I only brought shorts, slippers, and aloha shirts so I hope it's sunny and warm in San Fran

Aloha,
Will
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Expert forecaster:

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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
Good chances of a high pressure system in my pants right now.


Aye carumba!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:54pm PT


Global Warmers were right, and the Climate Changers!!!! We are soooo gonna die!!!


Meanwhile, there's a 100% chance of bullshit over at Bluey's house.
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