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Old 02-09-2010, 10:57   #1
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How About a Weather Forum ?

Might be a great place to post up hurricane/storm related goodies!
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Old 02-09-2010, 13:40   #2
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I think you suggestion has merit, capngeo. Not just for posting messages about storms, but for the wealth of information dealing with weather-related questions. Let's see what kind of response your thread receives.

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capngeo!

I have so much to learn about weather as I have been reminded with tracking Earl. It would be nice to have a forum where current weather events are being discussed but also where other's share their knowledge and experiences.
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I do not think the forum is a good place to LEARN about the weather, unless we have any pros here that would offer to act as moderators/tutors.

But it would be great to give it a try - and confront ideas and beliefs with hard facts.

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I do not think the forum is a good place to LEARN about the weather, unless we have any pros here that would offer to act as moderators/tutors.

But it would be great to give it a try - and confront ideas and beliefs with hard facts.

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I have learned plenty about the weather from wizened old watermen.... why not from a forum? There is a lot of technical info just in reading weather maps that can easily be passed along here.

It would also be a fine place to discuss current storms and what preps people do before and how to mitigate damage after... just sayin'
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As TaoJones said the idea is good. We are kicking it around in the mod room how we might create a specific place for weather discussion. We are, of course, interested in member feedback via this thread.

Having a place to discuss weather and advise each other is considered really good.

However, as banakiel says, having a specific learning forum is problematic. The main concern being "who" selects the "expert" and how would it work.

The forum works pretty good when members kick things around and learn together in a collegial friendly atmosphere.
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As TaoJones & Ex-Calif and everyone else (so far) said, the idea is good.

I think a “Weather” forum would fit very nicely in the “The Life Aquatic Aboard a Boat” section, or as a Sub-Forum under “Navigation” or “
Seamanship & Boat Handling”.
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That is a terrific idea, a "weather forum". I vote "yes".
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"A Weather Forum", I can picture it.

What a fantastic idea. Personally, I would love to be able to view photographs of different weather phenomenon, along with a description of the weather state at the time. An invaluable learning tool, I think.
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Good idea.
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i would love to see a weather forum here
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I could post things like this in there.

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Below are 0 and 12. The link has all 0-12 along with a link to the wikipedia entry for the Beaufort Scale.

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Is anyone in the rank and file of the CF membership a meteorologist? I find it stunning if the answer is no, we have 2 of everything else! It would be helpful. Having that level of input could give us a safety margin like no other sight, or at the very least an understanding of how somebody could get blindsided by bad weather and what we can do to make better use of forecasts.

It would be helpful if we could post animated weather maps of coastal and deep water to discuss what we are seeing on the map and how that translates to what we are experiancing in our holes in the ocean.
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