Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Some area fisherman were outraged when the Local Weather Service made a change in weather radio reports.
At the end of August, the weather service stopped providing long-term, off-shore reports, because they said there wasn't enough time for every land and marine report.
But, fishermen argue the long-term forecast help prevent an emergency situation. They say it can take up to a day to get back, and the report could make the difference between life and death.
After receiving several complaints, the weather service brought back a shorter version of the reports.
The five-day, off-shore forecast has been cut to two days. They say boaters can use their phone and web service for more.
For the offshore report visit: weather.gov/ilm or call 762-4289.