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    weatherdude, 417els

    my brothers work in the offshore oil industry and their companies spend a good deal of money on weather forecasts to help them determine when to move platforms and other similar decisions.

    Turns out they don't use them.  The for profit weather companies always pad the forecasts--predicting higher wind and waves than actually occur.  What they tend to use instead are surf forecast web sites that simply aggregate the NOAA data from buoys and other freely available government funded resources.

    We kidnap. We torture. It's our policy. Embrace it or end it!

    by Mosquito Pilot on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 04:29:00 AM PST

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