Sunday, February 03, 2008


And this is why I should never be too confident in my forecasting skills: last night I issued a forecast for Valdez that included winds up to 55 mph, and occasional blowing snow. By the time I left, two hours later, they were issuing a blizzard warning. This morning I came in to find out that the winds hit 136 mph last night! Man, I really messed that one up.

I take some small comfort in the fact that no one else saw this coming either. We certainly weren't anticipating a high wind warning or a blizzard. Still, that little voice in my head keeps saying "See? You really do suck." I look back at the models/radar/satellite and say to myself "You should have seen this sign, or that." But I guess I'll conclude what I always do about this: hindsight is 20/20.

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