buoy readings fix

Discussion in 'Swellinfo Announcements' started by Swellinfo, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator Staff Member

    May 19, 2006
    It took us 3 months to notice that the buoy "swell ht" readings were being shown in meters and not feet...

    this has been fixed. wvhgt and swell ht are both in "ft".

    This prob. slipped through the cracks because there hasn't really been any ground swell events all summer up until now (Frances)... so most just looked at the wave ht.... and not swell ht...
     
  2. findmidnight

    findmidnight New Member

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    Jun 30, 2019
    This problem seems to have appeared again. See Eureka, Northern California reports. There's no way a 2.6 ft buoy reading produces 6-9 ft head high waves! It appears that the buoy reading in feet is being interpreted as meters and then incorrectly converted back to feet for the forecast report.

    All the other nearby forecast locations seem to be correct. I've also been to the beach a few days in a row and there's nothing head high to be seen.

    swellinfo.com/surf-forecast/eureka-california
     
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  3. jon.curtis.940

    jon.curtis.940 New Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
     

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  4. jon.curtis.940

    jon.curtis.940 New Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    Looks like we are still in the grey on the forecast
     
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  5. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Holy Thread Resurrection

    But yeah it's not working anywhere. Everything is turning gray again, but now our days are running out.

    this place sucks
     
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  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Dang dude, where u at where the water is 84?
     
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  7. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I've always found that a strong lurk game will bag you a lot of hot babes. That and a decent tread resurrection.
     
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  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    ...and a roll of duct tape and some flexy cuffs
     
  9. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Can't forget the ass-less chaps...
     
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  10. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Damn, an old Micha thread.

    I always appreciated when he chimed in. It reminded you that there was a soul behind all the zero and ones.

    Now this thread will be rolled into the larger, "this site sux now" thread.

    And the mods will let this place slide further into the abyss.

    Don't the mods have a dog in this fight? How is goofyfooter more interested in it's preservation than folks actually tasked with monitoring it?

    Iv'e been spoiled all these years, being able to dissect swell forecasts.

    Now i'm on windy, trying to figure that **** out. I can't split the swell forecasts up, swell by swell, so far as I have found so far. That type of minutia matters when i'm searching for a tiny bit of push for a giant log.

    I'm a hares fur from giving up on this site, deleting my most clicked link from my bookmarks bar, and trying to forget the now instinctual habit of clicking on it 25 times a day while I'm at work.

    It takes 21 days to break a habit.

    Edit:spelling
     
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  11. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  12. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Select Wavewatch III as the swell model, click on an output location along the coast. Site provides wind speed and direction and primary and secondary swell height, period and direction

    windy.png
     
  13. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Took me a few minutes to figure out too. The program has layers like Google Earth. Just add the stuff you like (waves) and leave out the stuff you don’t.

    Touch the location you desire (worldwide!!) and both primary and secondary swells will populate. Touch it again, and a long-term forecast will populate at the bottom of the display screen.

    Really cool stuff, makes the SI graph look downright analog, although it is still accurate and easy to use.
     
  14. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I gotta learn how to paste a snapshot like this.
     
  15. jon.curtis.940

    jon.curtis.940 New Member

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    Apr 3, 2015

    Florida Brother gulf coast
     
  16. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    right on dawg