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Old 10-22-2012
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Climate change?

Now that I've got your attention..

I've been watching the Synoptic (Mean Sea Level Pressure) Charts down here at least once a week for a couple of years now to make sure, best as I possibly can, that I don't scare off the First Mate or any of our other guests by suggesting we set sail on a nice sunny day smack into a major frontal system. It seems, FWIW, that the Met Bureau forecasts usually only line up with the Charts a couple of days out, but I digress..

We used to get pretty steady northerlies during winter (just gone) year-in year-out but I've noticed this year that the Highs seem to be further north than they usually are, meaning we now get more than enough wind one day followed by absolutely nothing the next - basically Hobart's weather - meaning TDW, Chall, etc. must have had something more like what we used to get...

What have you noticed where you are? More of the same??
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
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