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  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey

    Hi guys,

     

    I didn't didn't to ask in one of the discussion threads, but what does Fi mean when people are discussing charts?!

     

    Thanks,

     

    Mal 

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  • Location: Welwyn Herts 115m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Surprises
  • Location: Welwyn Herts 115m ASL

    basically it's the the same as FA..

     

    F I = fantasy island. It's an assumed interpretation of observation from the various models gfs, ukmo etc etc  that project what the weather's going to be like in the distant future - More than 144 hours from now is generally considered FI but sometimes its less.

     

    Personal i believe anything more than 96 hours is fantasy Island.

     

    god knows who came up with FI - dare you to use F1 instead (-;

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Fantasy Island many members have their own view of where it begins personally for me it varies at times when the models struggle it can go down to 96 or 120 hours and rarely 72 hours. But most of the time its around 144 hours onwards. But what does it mean? The term is used when anything can happen and what the model is showing is just a fantasy of a possibility that may or may not come true. Some users use F1 which is wrong that's a motorsport! So when you see that they mean FI.

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  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey

    Thanks Pixel, explained well for me :) 

    Ahh thanks for that, was just wondering about F1 too!

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  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl
  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl

    the difference between FI and F1 is, with FI you wait 2 hours to see an outcome which will most likely never happen. with F1, you wait 5 minutes to see the most likely outcome after 2 hours.....

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  • Location: Manhattan, USA
  • Location: Manhattan, USA

    the difference between FI and F1 is, with FI you wait 2 hours to see an outcome which will most likely never happen. with F1, you wait 5 minutes to see the most likely outcome after 2 hours.....

     

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 :-)

    It seems that most would say anyting past 96h-144h is classed as FI (Fantasy Island).

     

    God help us if we had to give a name to the CFS Model, Has explained "Some users use F1 which is wrong that's a motorsport!"

     

    So if that's the case i'll call it, TT.... (Time Travel) Posted Image

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  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France
  • Weather Preferences: Continental type climate with lots of sunshine with occasional storm
  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France

    From seeing some of the posts just lately on the models I would be tempted to call them CAS - clutching at straws

     

    Still we all have dreams, me included.  Posted Image

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