Tuesday, April 5, 2011

weather forecasts

In Western Nova Scotia, forecasts are notoriously unreliable. Part of the reason is that the doppler radar in Halifax does not reach anywhere to the south and west. Lurcher and Browns bank are not covered at all. This means it is impossible to see any strong convection cell, developing circulation etc. We are alway at risk of getting unforecast 40-50 knot winds when a front passes. You might like to look at www.passageweather.com it covers the whole world, its free and pretty good. We are in the north atlantic-new england section. We used it all the time on our trip, after it was shown to us by Capt. Don Barr, late of the Bluenose2. A number of local fishermen are now using it

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