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post #5 of Old 09-23-2008
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Local is local. If the wind is coming from west to south to east, there's a bay here at the mouth of the Humber River called "Slumber Bay", because the wind just cacks. Swing it to the north west, however, and the valley funnels it two or three miles out into the lake, and you get a four-mile "fan" of accelerated (sometimes strongly) winds. Throw in a geographical feature like a big island around which a current runs or winds can bend and either die or speed up, and you learn they are predicting for the airport, not the shore, because that is far too dynamic to be predicted until you are out there.
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