Dear Adnim, What's Wrong With The Forecast?

Discussion in 'Community Help' started by La_Piedra, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Colors back but not swell. Swell says 2 - 3. I wish. Take that over this ankle high crap we have now. Lake Atlantic...
  2. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016

  3. KDHJB

    KDHJB Active Member

    Nov 14, 2013
    phew....i can go back to lurking in the shadows for a few years now
  4. goofy footer

    goofy footer Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    IT called me early this morning forecast was back up so I hope this never happens again but if it does I've saved all the contact info ................
  5. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    did they roll out the changes? im not seeing any change in swell height.
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  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    It's not "fixed" completely yet. My fucast is showing flatline swell at shoulder high and reading 5'@7 seconds both of which are way way off off the buoy readings.

    IT needs to finish the job by coordinating the algorithms for both the wind *and* waves, and possibly the tides as well.

    It ain't over yet, buoys. Don't start abandoning us already
  7. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    somebody might have flown their pride flag outside your window, might want to double check
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  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    WTF?? You guys are like a bunch of toddlers yelling that someone took your pail and shovel away from you in the sandbox.
    Give SI time to fix what ails SI...they will fix it.
    You don't want to start sounding like that idiot biden2020, accusing all sort of people for his inadequacies. SI will come through. Keep the faith guys.
    Talk to you all in a couple of weeks.
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  9. goofy footer

    goofy footer Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pump & L.P.

    Another "swellie" noticed prior to forecast going gray the wind direction & speed was not accurate so their was prior errors so post some current examples so I can pass it along to their IT to check out ...........
  10. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    That's may have been my Straight Pride Flag, its very colorful
  11. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Why didn't he make his screen name "booker2020"... would have been a bit funnier
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  12. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    SI update. It’s flat.
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  13. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I'm not convinced that a surf forecasting website can be run effectively without someone on staff, or available to them, with a working knowledge of how to forecast surf. It might initially be able to take raw model data and generate graphics.

    What Micah did, and what no longer happens, is he took the raw offshore model data and downscaled it to reflect actual surf conditions at specific locations. For years, he constantly asked who surfed the day before, where they surfed and what the conditions were. This was all an attempt to create the statistical relationships between the offshore wave height/period/directional data and the actual surf conditions at forecast locations to refine the algorhythms.

    You can point out an accuracy issue to an IT guy. Even do it a whole bunch of times. It wont make them a surf forecaster.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
  14. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2006
    Whats with these giant fricking popups? Thank goodness the ads are still working, we might have had a completely non-functional fucast site.
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  15. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Havn't seen them in years. Thanks Ad-Block Pro!
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  16. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Fly a banner for colours...
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  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Farking Luddite here. Took a screenshot but don't know how to post it on the forum.
  18. NNYNJ

    NNYNJ Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    Good luck sir
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  19. goofy footer

    goofy footer Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    SI changed ownership last fall, best of my knowledge, last year and now, SI doesn't have a forecaster. So the data we viewed last year up until "Gray Period" was from the modeling.

    The 3.1 forecast for the next 7 days isn't right, we all know that..........:eek:
    So I'll wait to Monday to discuss the skewed data with them but like Mitchell said an IT guy is not a forecaster.
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  20. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    So... does anyone remember the dark times after Micah sold us and thus abandoned us?

    Specifically the surfing waves prediction.

    I bring this sore Subject up since I vaguely remember the surf forecast going to garbage for some time, then it seemed to get better. But there was another dark time in the history of when they stopped predicting waves. And the waves stopped coming.

    Maybe someone could find an old threade about it