Sunday, February 22, 2009

This Isn't Golf...

Geez folks, lighten up. Many of you are missing the point...which was that most local weathercaster's claim it's MY FORECAST when all they are doing is repeating what the NWS puts out. Of course we all use NWS data, which called for a 20-30% chance for rain last Tuesday. I included that in MY Official Endymion forecast. The NWS forecast on Friday increased the rain probabilities to 40% by Friday & 50% by Saturday. In reality, 100% saw rain late Saturday. What I told the Krewe 4 days earlier was that the parade would see no rain. All floats made it to the SuperDome without getting wet. 19 out of 24 got inside before the showers arrived. By that time, all parade watchers were on their way home.

Regarding VIPIR being WRONG...that is incorrect. As I pointed out on Thursday, VIPIR was keeping the heaviest rains offshore and to our north. If you recall the last front had a line of heavier showers that came across the Northshore and Lake P. but fizzled before they made the Southshore (Hummm, I believe the NWS models were wrong on that one). I believed this front might do the same and said so. I took a stance. It turned out mostly correct, but I'm man enough to admit more rain was with the front than I expected. From me you know you'll get what I think. If that bothers you...if all you want is what NWS or NHC thinks, then go on their internet websites or watch the other channels. I didn't get the highest market favorable research by being afraid to fail. Just like in golf, some putts go in, some lip out, but you can't be afraid to fail or you'll never succeed.

6 comments:

Caveman said...

There is a reason why TV meteorologist are not allowed to issue weather warnings and get in trouble for it also if they do, too much competition for ratings to influence judgement. Bob should have the higher ratings he is more entertaining than the others and that is what fuels ratings. Just don't believe in bashing others but it is fun to watch someone put their foot in their mouth..

BiloxiBear said...
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Wayne Watkins said...

You're THE true pro, Bob...the reason why I've been tuned in for 31 years...

Caveman said...

"If you recall the last front had a line of heavier showers that came across the Northshore and Lake P. but fizzled before they made the Southshore (Hummm, I believe the NWS models were wrong on that one)."

I think that was mentioned in their forecast discussion.

What I want to know is what does VIPIR say about stocks and when should we start buying again?

ONLYREAL said...

Of course this isn't golf. Its the weather =]
Its something that changes all the time even while I type this it is changeing.

Ok, Today will be a beautiful day with a high near 60 degrees and tonight if anyone is looking for that green comet in the southern sky should not have any problems except you may want your jacket.

Fat Tuesday-The warming trend begins, it will be a nice day except it will be a little warmer, the dew-points will be rising as the high strolls east of our area and causes the southerly flow to return and putting the GOM back in business.

Ash Wednesday- It may be a cloudy day with a chance of some rain(more likely in Florida Parishes)as a front stalls to our north and the warming trend continues.

Thursday and Beyond- There is not a lot of confidence right now but early indications are that there is a good chance of some rain on Thursday night or perhaps Friday as Cyclogenesis occurs to our northwest and pushes a cold front thru our area Saturday.

ONLYREAL said...

"It was the 59th warmest January in the 114-year record" From Dr. Jeff Masters' Blog

hmmm, somebody is GW biased.


Sorry, but to me thats just saying it was the 55th Coolest January in 114-year Record.That would mean January was slightly below-average.