NOAA is no better than regular weathermen
You know, this weekend we went out hoping to find good conditions for fishing, but this was the 4th time in the past couple of months that we go out on a forecast of 2 foot or less, only to be buffeted by easily 4-8. I mean when the waves are so big that you actually lose the horizon on the backside of a swell, something is seriously wrong with condition reporting. Talked with a couple people at the ramp and they said that eveb inshore they were beat up pretty bad as well. This is the thing.......fine, I understand its a forecast and they are guessing, but good Lord, when you are leaving the ramp and the forecast and current conditions are 2 foot or less and you get out there in absurd conditions, and we stayed out there and toughed it out, but when we are there for enough time for another update to come out and current conditions are NOT what they are reporting 6 hours later, something needs to change. I lost count of how may people were calling the coast guard on 16, sea tow, towboats US. It seemed that many many people were having issues out there for one reason on another this weekend, and it makes me wonder, how many of those calls were related to nasty sea conditions. Something needs to change with this forecasting and current conditions reporting. UNSAT NOAA!!!!!!!!!