Always happy to publish alternative viewpoints or clarifications. If you think the comment system doesn’t give them enough prominence you can either write a new article or email me you thoughts,
we all know where Meteo-France stands(incorporating France into the main name) and appreciate a lot what Chamonix-Meteo is doing.
i vote Cham-meteo everyday-very user friendly and straight forward.
Actually now I am using only this site for weather issues.no need for the Meteo.
You guessed who is the winner on here.
As far as I understand from the article, Yan is simply speculating that there is a link between increased availability of (what he refers to as) amateur on-line weather forecasts and rescues of groups trapped by bad weather.
Others clearly disagree.
Surely the way to answer this is to ask all groups rescued which weather forecasting service they used, and then analyse the data to see if there is a statistically significant correlation.
If he’s serious about reducing risk and saving lives, he should follow the data…
Another support to chamonix-meteo.com ...
One big advantages of their forecast, not unlike others like Michel Caplains’s one http://geo.hmg.inpg.fr/caplain/meteo/mto38.shtml , is that they are very accurate on uncertainties in their forecast.
Thanks to the ensemble forecast MF can give the 1-5/5 trust rating, but again it’s a bit like comparing the information given by the free MF pictograms to the one given by free forecasts such as these…
And once again, if weather forecast was as critical for climber’s safety, why not distribute it?
Seems I’ve inverted my main sources of informations here, sorry, the former comment applies more to http://www.meteo-chamonix.org/ .
Still no reason to bash chamonix-meteo.com : even if they lack this level of information, they’re still quite accurate and generally correct.