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post #6 of Old 08-01-2012
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Re: SSB vs sat phone for weather reports

" I prefer getting my weather fax and reading the map/ forecast for my self "

Often, if you've been reading the wx maps for a specific locale for a long time, or if you are simply good at wx, you can look at the map and be fairly sure "that stuff will be here tomorrow" or "that's a mess, no telling which way it will go" and the local weatherman often just gives you their best guess--without telling you how LIKELY it is. I know, they say 40% chance of showers...which could also be 60% chance of a nice day...but sometimes just looking at what is developing, you can tell the weatherman is fibbing and really has no idea what is going on.
Or, you can be Real Damned Sure of what's coming.
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