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AlexM



Joined: 03 Jun 2005
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Location: East Central Florida

PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@AirTym, there is great big "ROAD CLOSED" sign on the road heading down to the river. That's in addition to the "Park Closed" sign posted on the other road heading inland on the other side of the interstate. Are you suggesting that sailors just squeeze right by that "road closed" sign on their way to the water? Have you ever done that?

If you have personal knowledge that the road closed sign can be safely ignored, please confirm. Otherwise I think it might be prudent to avoid this launch for the time being....
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AirTym



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Location: Gorge Central

PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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AirTym



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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AlexM



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, airtyme, I'll be brave and bypass the sign next time...
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windfind



Joined: 18 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alex,

Our entire IT team is focused on our consumer "smart weather stations" so it will take a long time to get new features on the web and apps.

Water temperature sensors are very hard to install and maintain. Most of the sensors are a ways from the water and cabling is not practical over concrete and rock. And sensor corrosion and build up of algae and damage from debris would be constant issue. So is would greatly increase our maintenance costs.

And I doubt customers would pay for the increased service since free information is readily available.

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
Weatheflow.com
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AlexM



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@windfind, I think you were responding to Airtym. I don't see any need for a water temp sensor at your weather stations - I'm sure the posted temperature at the dam is a pretty good proxy for temps at any of the launches. I sure do appreciate the effort you make to install and maintain all your wind sensors, though!
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AirTym



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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evergreenhighway



Joined: 27 Jun 1999
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On November 1st it was showing upper 30s! I thought it was swell city! I almost quit work! Man it must've been cranking! Too bad it wasn't swell city though.
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windfind



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Viento sensor is MUCH more exposed to NW winds. While the Swell/Hatch sensor is mostly wind shadowed wind the winds are that direction.

You can really see this in the imagery below from today.

This should make the Viento sensor helpful in judging the readings of the Swell/Hatch sensors on more NW days.

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
Weatheflow.com



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