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#246470 - 14/01/2005 20:08 cut-off points for forecasting regions
thermalben Offline
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Registered: 17/04/2001
Posts: 769
Loc: Tweed Coast
Today's marine forecasts for the border region of NSW/Qld are quite interesting, especially as they are issued by two seperate RFC's.

Qld Southeast Coastal forecast:
Quote:
Sunday: SW winds 15/25 knots easing steadily from the north. Local afternoon
seabreezes inshore.
Far North NSW Coastal Forecast:
Quote:
Sunday Outlook: Wind: N/NE 20/25 knots
Seeing that these regions adjoin each other, this kind of outlook beckons the question "where is the mid-way point between 15/25 SW winds and 20/25kt NNE winds?"

It's certainly an interesting time frame, but I thought that there'd be more dialogue between RFCs in slightly more difficult situations. Any comments?

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#246471 - 24/01/2005 11:29 Re: cut-off points for forecasting regions
thermalben Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 17/04/2001
Posts: 769
Loc: Tweed Coast
Very interesting range in wind forecasts for the same region again this Thursday:

Qld Southeast Coastal forecast:
Quote:
Thursday: SE winds 30/40 knots
Far North NSW Coastal Forecast:
Quote:
Wind: E/SE 15/20 knots

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#246472 - 24/01/2005 11:40 Re: cut-off points for forecasting regions
Mark Hardy Offline
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Registered: 23/01/2001
Posts: 2881
Loc: North Sydney, NSW
Welcome to our world. wink

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#246473 - 26/01/2005 11:45 Re: cut-off points for forecasting regions
thermalben Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 17/04/2001
Posts: 769
Loc: Tweed Coast
On top of diverging wind and swell outlooks, they now disagree as to the movements of the low in the Coral Sea!

Qld Southeast Coastal forecast:
Quote:
A tropical low was located northeast of Townsville and is moving slowly northeast
Far North NSW Coastal Forecast:
Quote:
A tropical low off the north Queensland coast looks likely to move generally south-southeast over the next two or three days

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#246474 - 27/01/2005 00:06 Re: cut-off points for forecasting regions
thermalben Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 17/04/2001
Posts: 769
Loc: Tweed Coast
They've had all day to pull these two outlooks into line, but there's no change at all tonight - the Qld RFC mentions that the low off Townsville is "moving slowly northeast" whilst the NSW RFC says that it is "likely to move generally south-southeast".

I am perplexed at how they can have such differing forecasts for such a long period of time.

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#246475 - 27/01/2005 21:21 Re: cut-off points for forecasting regions
Ripley Offline
Member

Registered: 26/07/2004
Posts: 190
Loc: South Australia
Hey Benny,
Don't let them get you down, you're doing ok :-)

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