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Monday, December 10, 2012

GRIB showing 80 knots over Fiji

The GFS models is indicating that Fiji is going to get smashed this weekend (~December 15, 2012).  The GFS GRIB file is showing 80 knots of wind. That's a whopping 92 miles per hour or 148 kilometers per hour.

 A Flag + 3 long barbs = 80  knots.  Yikes.

Weather symbols explained. How to read a GRIB file.
Pointer shows direction of wind.
Flag = 50 knots
Long barb = 10 knots
Short barb = 5 knots