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  1. #1
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    winds on swellinfo

    i know it often goes south here in the afternoon,and i know i should go outside to check which way it's blowing,and i know irene,lee,etc.are swirling/difficult,but is there a way you can get the current wind thingy up top and the forecast winds thingy fixed for seaside?
    been wrong a lot since irene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbreak View Post
    i know it often goes south here in the afternoon,and i know i should go outside to check which way it's blowing,and i know irene,lee,etc.are swirling/difficult,but is there a way you can get the current wind thingy up top and the forecast winds thingy fixed for seaside?
    been wrong a lot since irene.
    Winds are way more difficult than swell to forecast. I was down at south end of AI saturday. Forecasted winds from swell info, nws, and windmapper.com were all west and light. At 8 am south winds cranked up and blew it out while 37 miles north at the national seashore it stayed offshore until 1 pm. I cursed my decision to head south, but we got some sweet glassy waves Sunday and stayed in the water 'till the arms turned to rubber.

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    i know.like all those days it was north instead of west

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    Aeronautical wind forecasts can be an great asset.

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    im not a scientist, but in my experience winds tend to go onshore around noon on warm summery days. even if the forecast calls for offshore all day, if you want it glassy its best to catch it first thing in the morning if you the weather calls for 80+ and sunny

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    Currently the wind above the Surf Timeline for Seaside Heights shows W @ 5mph, because the weather station has stopped reporting as of 9:55am. Hopefully the station comes back online, or else I'll have to switch to the nest closest weather station.

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    Summertime thermals will screw the afternoon wind forecast all summer long. Sun gets high in the air and warms the land. Land gets warmer than water. Warm air touching the land rises, and then the wind fills in from the ocean. aka Afternoon Summer Thermal.

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    then that weather station must stop at 10 every morning lately.i wondered if swellinfo can get more accurate with local winds and water temps.i work inland,so as i op stated,i know how it changes and why,but i was wondering if it could be improved

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    I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about, but I noticed the wind table's winds are completely different then the swell table's winds..in Vb atleast