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Weather - or not!

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jaywhat
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Weather - or not!

#1 Post by jaywhat » February 24th, 2009, 5:44 am

A chance for people to talk about their weather.

Had a lovely day yesterday - sunshine and then clear sky in the evening with nice things for astronomers at night. Still cold of course but the frogs have starting jumping.

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#2 Post by Alan H » February 24th, 2009, 9:31 am

We don't have any here.
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#3 Post by Alan C. » February 24th, 2009, 9:36 am

Alan H wrote:We don't have any here.
Don't be silly Alan, everybody has weather.
Not bad here today, dry and no wind, 9%C.
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#4 Post by Alan H » February 24th, 2009, 10:19 am

Humph! OK, it's 9.6°C here, overcast, 100% cloud cover, no wind, no precipitation. That's out the back [---][/---] it may be different out the front...let me go and check. Nope. It's the same there too! :D
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#5 Post by Ken H » February 24th, 2009, 11:04 pm

I refuse to make any more truthful statements about the weather here in Florida. I'm afraid I've gone and made Alan C forever incensed at me for commenting about our warm and sunny climate. So I will say that the weather here today is abysmal. Well below freezing with heavy snow fall in the mountains.
This is one of the great social functions of science - to free people of superstition. - Steven Weinberg

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#6 Post by jaywhat » February 25th, 2009, 6:19 am

Go on Ken, don't be put off by aald grumps

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#7 Post by Beki » February 25th, 2009, 1:06 pm

Beeeyooooootiful and sunny here in St. Andrews. Still a bit windy tho', but I'm going to go out and have a walk this lunchtime to start recuperating my Vitamin D supplies which must have taken a kicking over the last few months
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#8 Post by Alan C. » February 25th, 2009, 1:19 pm

Beki
start recuperating my Vitamin D supplies which must have taken a kicking over the last few months
I wonder how much vitamin D you can absorb through your hands?
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They're quite mad!
Sunny and breezy here today, have been sowing seeds all morning :smile:
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#9 Post by Alan H » February 25th, 2009, 1:22 pm

10.1°C, 100% cloud cover, dry, no wind.
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#10 Post by jaywhat » February 25th, 2009, 2:16 pm

11-12°C (max) last 3/4 days with night min at 7-8°C

Today spots of rain and a bit windy with poss max going to be nearer 10°C

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#11 Post by Gottard » February 25th, 2009, 2:20 pm

11 degC. at 14:00 CET, sunny here in Lake Como today the 25th.
Besides, I'm happy that gaultheria plants have safely arrived from Holland.
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#12 Post by Alan C. » February 25th, 2009, 2:39 pm

peneasy wrote:11 degC. at 14:00 CET, sunny here in Lake Como today the 25th.
Besides, I'm happy that gaultheria plants have safely arrived from Holland.
Elio
What are your plans for the plants peneasy?
I have some growing under Beech trees at the bottom of the garden.
Do you have acid soil where you are? Gaultheria like an acid soil,
I think (but not sure) that they are related to the heather family.

I'll say it before somebody else does, what's this got to do with the bloody weather?

There must be a god! as I was typing we had a hail shower, so I'm back on topic :smile:
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#13 Post by Francoscot » February 25th, 2009, 5:03 pm

Of course there is a god -- and a devil too.
What else could cause us to bake in the sun and freeze in the shade two minutes later just round the corner?
Treacherous weather in southern Spain; it reached 21° yesterday according to the thermometer in the shade, but it felt like 30° in the sun. The tourists all go topless -- and catch pneumonia in a draught.

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#14 Post by jaywhat » February 25th, 2009, 5:09 pm

Alan C. wrote:I'll say it before somebody else does, what's this got to do with the bloody weather?
I can't think of anyone who might say that!

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#15 Post by Nick » February 25th, 2009, 5:51 pm

jaywhat wrote:Today spots of rain and a bit windy
C'mon guys! it's "precipitation", not rain, and " a bit windy" just won't do! We need to know direction and speed in knots.

Some idea of sea-state and visibility would be nice, too. If I'm going to lose my lunch over the side, I won't take too much trouble over it.

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#16 Post by Alan H » February 25th, 2009, 6:23 pm

Nick wrote:
jaywhat wrote:Some idea of sea-state and visibility would be nice, too.
I've no idea if the sea's in a state or not - I'm miles from it. Even on a good day...
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#17 Post by jaywhat » February 26th, 2009, 7:31 am

Alan H wrote:
Nick wrote:
jaywhat wrote:Some idea of sea-state and visibility would be nice, too.
I've no idea if the sea's in a state or not - I'm miles from it. Even on a good day...
a) I did not saything about sea state. I doubt that I have ever used those two words together in 70 years. Except perhaps in something like ' We are gong to the sea; state where you are going.'

b) Huddersfield is quite a long way way from any sea so my interest is minimal and my knowledge even less.

c) I will say rain if it's rain and snow if it's snow. If it could be either, including hail, and I want to sound a bit clever, I might just say precipitation.
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#18 Post by Francoscot » February 26th, 2009, 8:49 am

The sea?

It's full of salt and covered in waves.

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#19 Post by Alan C. » February 26th, 2009, 12:35 pm

Sunny here today, 6%C and breezy.

* Wind: NW 21mph
* Hum: 83%
* Press: 1006mB
* Vis: Excellent
* sea state: choppy

Is that comprehensive enough for you Pugwash? :smile:
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#20 Post by Nick » February 26th, 2009, 12:41 pm

Give yourself a gold star, Alan (though wind-speed in knots would be nice :D ) You can give yourself more wiggle room on wind-speed by using the Beaufort scale. How kind am I?

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