Join Date: Jun 2005
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Made an idiot by the weather, once again...
On the strength of a NOAA forecast which indicated a big Low pressure area coming from Florida towards the central Gulf, and which could intensify, and maybe they would send reconn. aircraft this morning to investigate a potential TD, On Friday I cancelled sailing lessons which I'd have taught out on the Lake in New Orleans Sat. afternoon on a lightweight boat (non-local students so I had to make the decision in advance).
I'm convinced it was the right call at the time, but nevertheless the actual weather has made an idiot out of me. The system didn't build, and went east of us. Biloxi got drowned, but we got puffy clouds and moderate N wind. Would've been perfect sailing.
"Captain's discretion" can be a pain sometimes, you can be right, and you can be wrong. Ultimately it's "better safe than sorry" for me, and the students. Aaaah, now I feel a little better...