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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:21 PM

Often now, the weather forecasters will present two versions. The North American Model and the European Model. They can be very different forecasts. Does anyone understand this? Are the authorities really just covering their butt? Which model tends to be more accurate?


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:35 PM

I can't say which is more accurate. The two models use different methods of calculating what a storm will do!


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 07:11 PM

never heard of it before

 

But when they call for 50 percent chance of rain that is covering their butts.


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 08:53 PM

   being a weather man is the only job you can have and be wrong all the time and still stay employed !!  If I were wrong that often I would be unemployed and broke.   Not much help to your question I know but I wanted to share :D

                                                                    Pete


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 08:56 PM

Tomorrow might be sunny. If it's not sunny its cloudy. It may rain may not. If its cold enough it might snow.

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:06 PM

We have to take note of what they say, Oklahoma to Texas, then watch the radar feeds, weather radio, and some like me the Storm spotter network. Looks like another late night of watching here again. 

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:08 PM

These two models give weathermen ways to make there guesses from two different computers instead of looking out the window to see what the weather is really doing.

 

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 09:28 PM

El nino and the cicada insects roughly follow 17 year cycles and are due to increase in severity in the coming months . Each may be portrayed as nothing like experienced before . We have much historical info in stashes somewhere .

A little warmth after last winter may be welcome to some .

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 12:44 AM

Granny (Clampet) consulted a bug in a box, and was right more often than not. Personally, my arthritis lets me know in plenty of time when there's a change in the weather coming.


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 06:18 AM

We had a storm recently. The 'caster said the NA model said we would get a total of 1/2-3/4" of rain. Otherwise the E model said we would get 2" of rain. That's a pretty big fudge factor.

 

Another thing; they like to talk about the Doppler effect. I thought the DE concerned the compressing of sound waves. You know, the way a train sounds different when it's coming towards or going away from you.

 

If I was prettier, I should have gone to school to be a Meteor- olomust.


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 07:51 AM

We had a storm recently. The 'caster said the NA model said we would get a total of 1/2-3/4" of rain. Otherwise the E model said we would get 2" of rain. That's a pretty big fudge factor.

 

Another thing; they like to talk about the Doppler effect. I thought the DE concerned the compressing of sound waves. You know, the way a train sounds different when it's coming towards or going away from you.

 

If I was prettier, I should have gone to school to be a Meteor- olomust.

 The Doppler Effect also happens at Radar frequencies. Heres a link about how it works. 

 

http://en.wikipedia....i/Doppler_radar


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