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GOES 16
« on: January 23, 2017, 05:19:25 PM »


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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 06:01:28 PM »
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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 06:11:47 PM »
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A meteorologist in Calif. admitted that had it not been for this new tech. that they would have been caught with their pants down over the torrential rains that hit the state.
He said that in the past the best they could predict with any certainty was 3 days out, now they have 7 days confidence in forecasts and I've seen it here in my area with hour by hour predictions over a week.
Pretty cool stuff.
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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 07:03:51 PM »
A meteorologist in Calif. admitted that had it not been for this new tech. that they would have been caught with their pants down over the torrential rains that hit the state.
He said that in the past the best they could predict with any certainty was 3 days out, now they have 7 days confidence in forecasts and I've seen it here in my area with hour by hour predictions over a week.
Pretty cool stuff.

This information will blow a lot of G/W data over time.   

I must say the predictions I am getting from a new weather site that I am checking all the time now has been dead on.  Not only that it has a lot more information for my area then the other site I was using.   
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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 06:15:23 AM »
This information will blow a lot of G/W data over time.   

I must say the predictions I am getting from a new weather site that I am checking all the time now has been dead on.  Not only that it has a lot more information for my area then the other site I was using.
Which site are you using? I switched to https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=95634&MR=1
I think most of them are using the same data, some seem better at focusing on microcosms while others focus on big cities.
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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 06:25:42 AM »
Which site are you using? I switched to https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=95634&MR=1
I think most of them are using the same data, some seem better at focusing on microcosms while others focus on big cities.

The same, but I use Boardman, OR  as it is across the river from me.
I use it years before, don't remember why I changed. 
https://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:97818.1.99999
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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 06:29:49 AM »
The same, but I use Boardman, OR  as it is across the river from me.
I use it years before, don't remember why I changed. 
https://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:97818.1.99999
Yep, same algorithm. Same here, I quit using it as well, but came back to it after the Goes 16 was turned on.
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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 06:51:30 AM »
Yep, same algorithm. Same here, I quit using it as well, but came back to it after the Goes 16 was turned on.

I got more snow then it was calling for.  But then I am 600' about Boardman looking down on the town and river.  So I get some of the river effect snow, when the wind is blowing for the North.  With 9" of snow on the ground and the river, when the sun comes out we start getting a lot of fog until about 1 or 2 P.M. 
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Re: GOES 16
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 08:11:31 AM »
I got more snow then it was calling for.  But then I am 600' about Boardman looking down on the town and river.  So I get some of the river effect snow, when the wind is blowing for the North.  With 9" of snow on the ground and the river, when the sun comes out we start getting a lot of fog until about 1 or 2 P.M.
Same here, I have to use Georgetown, which is a lower elevation, and 10 miles to the West of us, but it's closer than anyone else.
We're generally much colder than they forecast and more snow too, and a Hell of a lot more precip than they get.
But I simply subtract 5 to 7 degrees and have a pretty good idea of what's coming, at least their timing is pretty close to when precip arrives.
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