Friday, February 05, 2021

Ask the weather man

When people from our weather bureau speak on the radio to give us forecasts, it could be quite likely a weather woman, so if I could spell meterolgist, my heading should be Ask the Meterologist. I could probably spell the word if I really tried.

It was a curious day weather wise. Torrential downpours, strong winds and storms were forecast. One heavy shower of rain came through, two claps of thunder and the wind was moderate. The bureau overcalled it.

I don't really blame the bureau. It was a strange day. Just as it is becoming dark now, the warm humid wind during the day was blowing from the north to north east. It is now cool and blowing from the south west. The clouds looking east are speeding along from the north east but stop when they reach the south. The rain came down from the north west today. All very odd. 


20 comments:

  1. It was a very strange day, yes. In summer I always wear a sunhat outside, to prevent sunburn on the top of the bread and forehead. But today I kept the same hat on, to protect from the heavy shower. I blame climate change!

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    1. Hels, you must conform and not be rebellious. Our Federal Government tells us these events are not to do with climate change. We must believe our government.

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  2. Nice here. A pleasant 15C and sunny.

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    1. Cro, very pleasant indeed for you and perhaps unseasonable.

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  3. I read a most interesting article on a new doc made with just the Inuit language and not just white people interviewing them for the cameras. Climate change in their eyes is alarming and not covered by the media. Must find and post.

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    WWW

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    1. WWW, they would be close to the ground and see the effects.

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  4. I have stopped believing the Meteorologists. 9 times out of 10 they are hideously wrong! So today I asked Alexa. "Alexa how much snow will we have in Meredith?" She answered "4-6 inches with snow starting at 9 AM" Guess what? The snow started and it looks like she is right! I love my Amazon Echo Show 5!

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    1. Maribeth, have you ever checked where Alexa gets her information from?

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  5. It seems the rule of thumb is that it's better to over-predict the severity of the weather than to under-predict it!

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  6. It's not better here ! The only good weatherman is a weathercat, when she washes behind her ears it rains the next day or the day after ! And it is always true. Our weathermen since 2 weeks announce a snowstorm instead we have 5 or 6° or more ! In the Ardennes it snowed a bit, but with the lockdown you can't even use a sleigh !

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    1. You must watch your cat carefully to know the forecast then Gattina.

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  7. I have noticed that they are frequently totally accurate (to within a degree) about temperature. Rain less so. That said we had buckets last night and it is raining as I type.

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    1. EC, yes generally the bureau does get it right with temperature but also less so with rain. Good that you had a decent downpour.

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  8. We had the heavy rain and gusty winds with accompanying branches ripped off trees, now we just have the rain which has moved to stop-start with small bursts of warmth from the sun which is hiding behind a cloudy sky. Odd for this time of year but far better than searing heat in my opinion.

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    1. River, it has been a strange summer and like you I don't mind the cooler weather at all.

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  9. Well they've got it right here thus far this winter---buckets of rain, almost constant. Accuweather put out its long range spring forecast and said the northwest of the US will continue to get deluge after deluge until we call it the endless winter. Great. But winds changing direction, that is scary to me. That's how we got wildfires last summer, an east wind, which we never get really like that in the summer. So watch out when the winds are switching.

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    1. Strayer, I hope your forthcoming summer is fire free. It doesn't take much rain in the summer to dampen down fires and make them manageable at least.

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  10. It's a complicated business this weather reading lark, never know which way the wind will blow 🍃

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    1. Oh Grace, no praise for that pun I'm afraid.

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