12-01-2009, 01:19 PM
From John's rules (http://www.johndee.com/gendiscuss.htm) (Click on the Discussion Board link in the left margin on the www.johndee.com (http://www.johndee.com) main page.),
quoted in part [emphasis is mine}:<blockquote><hr size=0><!-quote-!><font size=1>quote:</font>
Please do not post other forecasts.
I realize this is a site that has a lot to do about the weather, but my concern is that a forecast created by someone else will be posted on this site. Then another person(s) will read that forecast and think that because it is on this site, it is my forecast. I have a hard enough time trying to produce an accurate forecast and do not want to have to try and live down someone else's incorrect forecast! So you can post a link to that forecast, but please refrain from giving your own forecast or posting someone else's.<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>Now I realize that weather very dynamic, and any forecast is subject to chance in mere minutes, thus representing a challenge in trying to capture the instantaneous content of any forecast. Clearly if you post only a link, then the forecast material at that link may well change just moments after you post the link, rendering the whole exercise rather pointless.
Never fear, there is a solution:
Do post a link, if only to clearly identify the source, then add the substance of the forecast as a quotation, thereby capturing the material of immediate interest. (Much as I have done in this post, with a link to John's rules, and a partial quotation.)
12-01-2009, 02:36 PM
Be nice to have a solid ground and a little base down but you have to start somewhere. Highs from the NWS show highs in the 20's so that's nice!
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
506 AM EST TUE DEC 1 2009
GOGEBIC-SOUTHERN HOUGHTON-NORTHERN SCHOOLCRAFT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COPPER HARBOR...ONTONAGON...HOUGHTON...
506 AM EST TUE DEC 1 2009 /406 AM CST TUE DEC 1 2009/
"...SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOWS POSSIBLE NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...
LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY OVER THE DAKOTAS WILL MOVE TO THE NORTHERN
LAKES TONIGHT...THEN MERGE WITH DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE OVER THE OHIO
VALLEY ON WEDNESDAY. BEHIND THE LOW...WINDS WILL TURN NORTH AND
NORTHWEST...ALLOWING COLDER AIR TO MOVE ACROSS THE RELATIVELY WARM
WATERS OF LAKE SUPERIOR. THIS SETUP WILL LIKELY LEAD TO THE FIRST
SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOWS OF THE SEASON FOR AREAS NEAR LAKE
SUPERIOR. CURRENT DATA SUGGESTS THAT AREAS FAVORED BY NORTHERLY
WIND DIRECTION...SUCH AS INLAND NORTH CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN AS
WELL AS AREAS NEAR IRONWOOD...WILL SEE ACCUMULATING SNOW
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. AS THE WINDS TURN NORTHWESTERLY
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY...ALL OF WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN FROM
FROM IRONWOOD TO THE KEWEENAW PENINSULA...AS WELL AS AREAS EAST OF
MARQUETTE...MAY SEE MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL. SNOWFALL
WILL BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON WIND DIRECTION...HOWEVER THERE IS A
POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION FOR SOME AREAS BY
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