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Dean    Posted 07-22-2022 at 15:08:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Life is good, folks.

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 07-23-2022 at 13:13:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Reminds me of weather forecasters. They can be wrong every single day and never lose their job!

    Jim Rushford, CA    Posted 07-24-2022 at 13:46:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • As a former Air Force Weatherman, with a year leading a "combat" weather team in Vietnam, I felt the need to defend the weather forecasters.

    Actually, a seven-day forecast can accurately predict the weather about 80 percent of the time and a five-day forecast can accurately predict the weather approximately 90 percent of the time. Not bad.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-24-2022 at 17:02:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Okay, come up a bit north to the Columbia river inlet region.
    Good luck with the forecast and the average.

    Wanna make it more fun?

    Try predicting come later spring as it turns to Summer.
    How about Summer ending and fall beginning?
    Weather guessers are notoriously wrong within 8 hours in this area.
    Now if you go to Norman Oklahoma, out in the middle of it all, you can predict when it will rain, when it will stop and just about how much will come down.
    That ain't gonna happen in the Pacific Northwest.

    Jim Rushford, CA    Posted 07-24-2022 at 19:49:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am familiar with the Northwest having worked in the weather stations at Fairchild AFB and Spokane "International" Airport for about 2 1/2 years before Vietnam. Our forecasters were pretty accurate.

    For poderac, a 4-degree variation is not much. Mother Nature loves to throw little curve balls. Must be all the hot air coming of the libs on the coast. Once the weather gets past the Cascades it is pretty predictable.

    poderac    Posted 07-25-2022 at 07:27:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Maybe you should read my post again. Mother nature had nothing to do with the man not listening to what he was saying. He was quoting the present temp. 4 degrees above the high for the day. That was his fault totally.

    Jim Rushford, CA    Posted 07-25-2022 at 09:23:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I get that. He sounds like Biden of VP Harris

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 07-25-2022 at 06:55:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Joking aside, I really have a lot of respect for real meteorologists, not the talking heads that give the hourly on tv. I have had a weather station online for many years and still donít understand the correlation of the readings to the forecast. One meteorologist that I follow is Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell. His long range forecast is mostly based on historical patterns. I remember reading about a weatherman in Ft Myers a long time ago that would go to jail whenever to sun failed to shine.

    poderac    Posted 07-24-2022 at 16:48:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If that is so, why will there be 2 or more changes in the 2 day forecast each of the 2 days, resulting in 4 or more changes? Sometimes every hour for 12 hours or more.
    Also explain how professional they were when one morning I laughed when they repeatedly quoted ""High today, 3 degrees. Present temp. 7 degrees"".

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 07-25-2022 at 07:08:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The worst I remember was in the mid 70ís when a wall of snow hit Buffalo, NY and they were forecasting it to bury us here in Rochester, NY. Businesses and schools closed, grocery stores had lines out the door for people trying to stock up. There were traffic jams from everybody getting out at the same time. The way home was sunny. After we got home, we waited for a few hours and nothing. It seems that the storm took an unexpected turn to the north about halfway here and dissipated over the lake. Businesses here estimated that they lost a lot of money from productivity and sales. They decided that after that no more emergency closings before predicted weather event.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-24-2022 at 11:41:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I liked the local long term (3 month) weather forecast for rain about a month ago.
    "Could be less than typical, more than usual or average."

    I suspect this is the same schmo that named those 4 Korean pilots.
    "Sum-Ting-Wong"
    "Ho-Wee-Folk"
    "We-Tu-Lo"
    "Bing-Tan-Boom"

    You could say overpaid Federal employee.

    Then again, I like the civilian, went to school on Fed dime with a promise for either military service or community, I don't remember which at this point. He graduated, became a brain Dr and at that point some odd 20 years ago was making $660 an hour and never did go back to fulfill his obligation.

    That works out to about $1.2M a year. I won't get into investment returns or anything else, this just proves that anyone with some spunk can outdo a Federal income check.
    Government employment is for lazy people who get a decent check for minimal effort.
    I don't believe Faucet was pulling in $1.2M a year or ever will.


    Dean    Posted 07-24-2022 at 12:11:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Nearly $500K/yr.

    But the bennies and perks! Oh, my, the bennies and perks....

    He will also colloect a huge DBP payment forever. Tough to find in the private sector these days.


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