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garrymny

NOAA and Windy App forecasts useless

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Tried to fish yesterday out of SBH. Both NOAA and the Windy App forecasts said 2 feet or less. Went out of the South gap and had to come back in. Waves were 5 feet. Ridiculous. This happened a couple weeks ago. Oh, and the ice boom camera is also useless. Resolution is so poor. It looked smooth. NOT.

 

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Stay home if wind out of the west is forecast over 10 mph... regardless of what wave predictions are


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Thanks for the advice. What is the best wind direction for calm waves. I assume South?

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As fisherman, we all know the marine forecast can't be trusted. I only go out if the forecast is 10mph or less, or waves a foot or less. Many times it's twice that. If the forecast is for waves 2 feet or less, I don't even bother. The ice boom camera looks great, but it is useless for predicting wave heights. It's too bad there's not more weather cams on the eastern end of the lake, like at the Small Boat Harbor, or Sturgeon Point (there use to be), or Cattaraugus Creek. 

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You can text the Port Colborne bouy by sending 45142 to 1-866-218-9973. Ive been taking what that says and doubling it. So far so good. Below is an example from the other day.

 

 

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45142 Jul 21, 2019 2:00 pm EST

Wind: 9.7 kts @WSW (250)

Gust: 9.7 kts

AirTemp: 73.2F

WaterTemp: 73.0F

Wave: 1.3 ft

Per: 3 s

glbuoys.glos.us

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