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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.

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.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:01pm PT
Lol!

damo62

Social climber
Brisbane
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
"I only brought shorts, slippers, and aloha shirts so I hope it's sunny and warm in San Fran"
LOL-----head straight to the Tonga Room in the Fairmont.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
If you get upset because you put even a shred of faith in any forecast longer than 48 hours that's your own fault. Long range forecasts are a bit of a joke, imho.

BA at TWD is great. People just get pissed when the weather doesn't cooperate and the messenger makes a convenient scapegoat.
He's very open about not being a professional weatherman. His blog was a hobby that's grown due to its popularity. Feel free to watch the Reno TV weather man if you prefer.

It's blowing like an MFer here.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
jesus bombastic...that's a dumbell low..
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 30, 2012 - 09:05am PT
Pouring like crazy in the Central Valley!!!
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