Wallm, Welcome to the wonderful world of NWS and NOAA. Granted they are better than nothing but not much. You will seldom if ever get a text forecast
and a Wefax that match and your guess is as good as any as to which one is correct. We came down the East coast
just off shore one year and kept track of forecasts and actual conditions and found the forecasts wrong 85% of the time. They can't seem to get it right even 24 hours in advance. many times the forecast has changed hour by hour and many times not for the better. I understand weather
is not an exact science but I also understand that with the tools and money
the NWS has that they could at least come close. I have email
them several times about the differences between charts
and text and they assured me they would look into it. And I have a bridge for sale
. You just have to take the info and try to make an educated decision based on experience and actual conditions.