High Wind Comparison
SOP Number & Name
3180 High Wind Comparison
Observer calls once per hour each of 4 stations (Port
Operations, marinas, Coast Guard) to get winds.
Is a way of monitoring the situation to avoid missing
small craft advisories.
Is a sort of back-up method.
does this procedure?
Forecaster, but is
discretionary--the Lead Forecasters do it or tell the Observers to do
of reference to the SOP
This is a new SOP, so the SOP is referred to whenever the
procedure is followed.
This SOP is a manifestation of a local effect.
You can't tell if local winds will get high since
buoys are far away.
This SOP relates to
comments on SOPs 3070-3090 regarding stations calling METOC if they have high
winds and don't see that METOC has issued a warning.