Dear Adnim, What's Wrong With The Forecast?

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

  1. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Yup... Belmar is still gray... all gray
     
  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    ...and gettin' grayer.
     

  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Is that even possible? Can anything get greyer
     
  4. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    at least this dude is still uploading random photo's of Hawaii
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  5. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2016
  6. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  7. Chuck'd

    Chuck'd Member

    23
    Nov 20, 2013
    Come on... I live in Southern Maine and I need to know when that 1 in 60 days when it's going to be good....
     
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  8. Ocean

    Ocean Member

    11
    Jul 5, 2019
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm pretty sure I may have figured out the issue with the forecast. So to give you the timeline - Swell Info site was sold by Micah (it's creator) to Carbon Media Group in 2014. Micah came back to help the site out due to issues in 2017. In Apr of 2018 Carbon Media Group was acquired by a company Vertical Scope. Vertical Scope subsequently went belly up at some point later in the year and was gobbled up by a larger Canadian company Torstar.

    Swell Info is basically one of a sh*t ton of brands within three layers of Russian Nesting Doll style media conglomerates. There's also been zero social media activity from Swell Info since February and Micah moved on to start a new company at the beginning of June. All of this info combined makes me think that we're sitting on a rudderless ghost ship, drifting in the tides...
     
  9. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Thats interesting. There was some speculation among some other members about that as well.
     
  10. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Who is the current administrator of the forum?
     
  11. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Hi, I can't see the forecast for the next couple days. Anyone else having issues? Seeing the problem in both fire fox and chrome.
     
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  12. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    As far as the forecast, it is this:
    From:
    https://www.swellinfo.com/forum/threads/dear-adnim-whats-wrong-with-the-forecast.33624/page-7
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    I have a theory.. What if the National Weather Service (or some other data service) changed the API (Applications Programming Interface) to their weather models and data, and SI has not updated its software?

    I saw some changes announced on here:
    https://www.weather.gov/notification/
    Some such as
    Regardless.. someone is asleep at the switch, and needs to update the code to ingest the new format.

    And moreover ..

    Digging further into the product service bulletin SCN19-40, which went into effect June 12(https://www.weather.gov/media/notification/scn19-40gfs_v15_1.pdf), I noticed the following text, which in summary is implying a change to the directory (folder) structure and file naming convention of the data products, which would require end-users to update their software that retrieves and uses the data:
    ….
    2) Changes to Product Output on Web Services
    With this upgrade the following changes occur on either the NCEP web services:https://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/ftp://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/
    Or on the NWS Web services:https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/ftp://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/SL.us008001/ST.opnl/
    A) Changes to directory structures on the NCEP Web services
    - blah blah blah… I'll spare you the gibberish and geekery .. the swell code maintainers can look at referenced bulletin
    B) Changes to the Output File Names on the NCEP Web Services
    - blah blah blah… Again, I'll spare you the gibberish and geekery .. ..

    I have more advise for SI, but at this point the pro bono ends :cool:
     
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  13. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Atantic/OceanO?
     
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  14. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Hmmm. . seems possible. Good linguistic analysis.
     
  15. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    540
    Feb 7, 2013
    ^^^Sorry Buddy....the forecast calls for pain.

     
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  16. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Pretty intelligent on your part. In impressed.
     
  17. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Well at least there's that
     
  18. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    That would be me. I am the new sheriff in town.

    Clearly I could not give a **** about this place. I'm letting it go to **** on purpose.

    See all the gray? Ya that was me.
     
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  19. NNYNJ

    NNYNJ Well-Known Member

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    Dec 22, 2017
    Try Edge.
     
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  20. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    All hail headhigh the new sherrif
     
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