This reminds me of a joke.
A painter took on a job where a woman wanted him to paint her great room the color of a small paint chip she presented to him. He mixed the colors and compared again and again and again until he had the perfect color. He then spent a week painting the room and when it was finished, called in the woman to check his work. She compared the chip and said, “Nope, it is not the exact color. Do it again.” So the painter mixed and mixed and mixed colors until he had the exact shade and spent the next week painting the cavernous room. He called her into the room and she again compared the chip to the wall color and said, “This is still not the right color-” at which time the phone rang and she left to answer it. He was recounting the story to his friend and told him how when the woman came back from her phone call, said, “Well, it IS the exact color” and paid him for his work.
The friend asked, “Did the person on the other end of the call convice her that it was the right color?” The painter said, “No, when she left the room, I painted the chip.”
The NOAA is painting the chip.
LOL. That’s a great analogy.