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I just spoke with one of our charter members who sails with an employee at the Oxnard National Weather Service office. Because of the government shut down, the NWS is relying on mostly automated systems to update their forecasting information. So, NWS forecasts may not be as accurate as usual.

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I just spoke with one of our charter members who sails with an employee at the Oxnard National Weather Service office. Because of the government shut down, the NWS is relying on mostly automated systems to update their forecasting information. So, NWS forecasts may not be as accurate as usual.
"So, NWS forecasts may not be as accurate as usual" And exactly how accurate is THAT?

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I often use NOAA weatherfaxes, I am pretty impressed with what I get.

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We seem to be getting all the wx info we normally get on TS/Hurricanes in the Gulf with Karen's landfall imminent.

Gotta go to the marina tomorrow and spin the web to keep the boat centered between the pilings and strike the main below (hank-ons are nice when having to clear the decks for a blow in port). Predicted storm track will bring the max storm surge into Pensacola Bay so we're hoping the cold front headed this way strips some power from her.

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I attended a NWS workshop last weekend and the speaker, from the OPC, said that whatever they do normally to provide forecast and weather data will continue.

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I attended a NWS workshop last weekend and the speaker, from the OPC, said that whatever they do normally to provide forecast and weather data will continue.
That's too bad. I was hoping it would get outsourced to Europe when they were sent home.

On a serious note, I think the sequester itself has reduced maintenance on some of their resources, so I suspect their capabilities have been declining for a bit anyway. Normal, may not be all that normal.
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On a serious note, I think the sequester itself has reduced maintenance on some of their resources, so I suspect their capabilities have been declining for a bit anyway. Normal, may not be all that normal.
Hopefully not. The first part of the presentation was all about the new, state of the art facility they just moved into. It would be odd not to maintain their resources yet be in that new building. He did, however, admit that the Europeans and Japan are far ahead of the U.S. in forecasting capability so perhaps you are on the right track.

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Hopefully not. The first part of the presentation was all about the new, state of the art facility they just moved into. It would be odd not to maintain their resources yet be in that new building.
In all non-political candor, what does and doesn't get maintained during sequesters and shutdowns, will not be logical.

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He did, however, admit that the Europeans and Japan are far ahead of the U.S. in forecasting capability so perhaps you are on the right track.
Yup, that was the point I was sarcastically making. Your approach was more effective.


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I just spoke with one of our charter members who sails with an employee at the Oxnard National Weather Service office. Because of the government shut down, the NWS is relying on mostly automated systems to update their forecasting information. So, NWS forecasts may not be as accurate as usual.
Ummm, When were they usually accurate. i see no change. Chuck

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On a serious note, I think the sequester itself has reduced maintenance on some of their resources, so I suspect their capabilities have been declining for a bit anyway. Normal, may not be all that normal.
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