Re: accurate & quick
Posted by deanna on September 24, 2008, 9:52 pm, in reply to "accurate & quick"
I'm afraid you're never going to find a site |
that's accurate and quick for La Manzanilla. I
check several each day to try to get an idea of
what might happen here, and it's still pretty much
a guess since there's really no local forecasting
done on-line. Here are some of the sites I check:
I click on the Surface Analysis
first, then read the analysis - "East of 115"
(today's description) would be pertinent to La Manzanilla.
http://www.cna.gob.mx - the Mexican weather site
has many areas to check, but the one I use most is
the 9 AM bulletin (in spanish). Their satellite
is usually current too. Under Boletines - Avisos y Alertas - you can pull up maps showing predicted areas of heavy rainfall each day. When a storm is in the area you'll find a long bulletin, updated every few hours, but the info is mostly from NHC and
the site below is easier to use.
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/ - NHC
information which is the best way to see what's
happening with tropical storms (great graphics).
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/epac.html - I
use the 8 hour loop to see what has been happening,
but it's just a guess to try to predict what's next
unless you've also read all the other data.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml?epac - this is the most helpful page on the NOAA site during
hurricane season. You can see at a glance any
areas they're watching at a particular time and
if it looks interesting, go to wunderground and
look at the computer models to see what they're
All in all, this is a really dicey way to try
to find out what's going to happen each day, but
the only way I know how to do it until there are enough people living on this coast to encourage real weather forecasters to pay attention to us -
(but do we really want Anderson Cooper standing on
the beach in his hip-boots, doing a live feed for
CNN??). Maybe not.
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