Blimey, yes I'm going to talk about the weather
Or more precisley the Model discussion thread. You will very rarely see me post on that thread, I wouldn't want to tarnish it with my less than amature thoughts but you can bet your bottom dollar I will view it regularly throughout the day. Having been a member of this forum for a couple of years now and an avid fan of this forum I have found the model discusion thread of great interest and a valuble learning tool. Which I'm sure was the intention of that thread from the start.
Throughout this winter however I have found it labourious to wade through all the differing opinions, claims and counter claims. It seems like for every sensible well thought out post there are 3 which lend nothing to the discussion and distract from the true purpose of the thread.
There are several regular posters who are steadfast and reliable, they may have their preferances in regards to the weather they wish to see but they don't let that get in the way of the facts. Thankfully most of these guys are posting detailed forecasts and thoughts seperate from the main model discussion and I have found these to be far more down to earth and straightforward (albeit sometimes quite technical) than the Model output discussion.
I feel that now I can interpret the models to a degree where I think I will avoid viewing the Model output discusion thread and stick with those threads from those forecasters I trust. It saddens me to do that because I've learnt a lot wading through that thread, it's just that I can't be bothered any more. I just hope that newer members don't feel the same way as me as they will lose a valuable learning tool.
One final note.
To those that post detailed and regular thoughts seperate from the model thread.
Keep up the good work guys, you can be sure there are lots of people out there hanging on every word and we really appreciate your efforts, even though you may only find most of our posts in the lounge :lol: