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May 7, 2014
I'm feeling pretty jealous right about now.... Being that close to the continent is just too convenient. Spent a decent bit of time in the UK-some of the best times of my life. Played darts to earn enough money to catch the Gatwick Express and fly home. landed in New Orleans with 37p. Timed it perfectly. Rob M
From Fullerton, ca
Joined Jun 14, 2010
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May 7, 2014
I find all the different weather forecasts kind of interesting as all the information comes from the same computer models run on the same machines. Here is a link to a page that a local weather guy posted a while back. It gives a good explanation of where the forecasts come from.

pinecam.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...

Quite frequently, one model will predict up to a foot of snow in our area (South Platte) and another will predict an inch of snow. When this guy gives a forecast, he explains that and then gives his "gut feeling." Sometimes, the models are still in disagreement when a storm actually comes in. When you see discrepancies it could very well be one forecaster following one model and another forecaster following a different one or, all models aren't used by the particular website you look at. The guy that wrote this up gives information to us on what each model is saying. One of the models is usually correct so we get a pretty good idea of what to expect up here.
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May 12, 2014
I came, I saw, I climbed. It was freaking windy. I had fun. My old school dirtbag partner noted, with glee, that it was "actually not that bad." Lesson learned. Ribbing endured. Rob M
From Fullerton, ca
Joined Jun 14, 2010
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May 12, 2014
Thanks for the heads up Jerry. Pretty striking that one of them goes on "gut." I actually corroborated three reports, all,of them called for strong wind-they were right. I went ahead anyway, and it wasn't as miserable as I expected. Had a good day with some solid routes. Rob M
From Fullerton, ca
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May 13, 2014
dammit all the trolls got here before i did. I could have made so many sarcastic, condescending and underhanded comments, but now ill have to go troll somewhere else....maybe someone on facebook is talking about bouldering Toast with Butter
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