Author Topic: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.  (Read 58316 times)

Mr Larrington

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In that case it is a mouldy chiz.  USAnian Christmases always have SNO.  It's in teh Roolz :(
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Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Pingu

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    • the Igloo
I'm glad I don't work in the lab anymore:

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Comment - DEAD MOUSE AND MOUSE DROPPINGS IN SAMPLE

 :sick: ;D

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
My most memorably labelled bottle when I worked in a wastewater lab
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Contents of Cow's Stomach

I also had a sample full of ants once to do for suspended solids. After filtering the water, the "dead" ants started walking around on the filter paper.
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Yep, another 10 days.
Not coming back via Boston are you? Someone has an Islabike Rothan for Nye and we haven't worked out how to transport it.
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^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Andrij

  • Андрій
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Yep, another 10 days.
Not coming back via Boston are you? Someone has an Islabike Rothan for Nye and we haven't worked out how to transport it.

I've never been to Boston, and won't be rectifying that on this trip. :(
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Pingu

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Oops - my last missive was supposed to go in the general 'Random thread...'  ::-)

Salvatore

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It's -33.1º in Inari this morning.

Iniari is in Finnish Lapland and is the furthest north I got to on last years tour. In Inari I watched the sun travelling parallel to the horizon for a couple of hours in the middle of the night. I also ate a reindeer pizza.

The next sunrise at Inari is on the 10th at 12:02.  The sun pokes its head above the horizon and sets at 12:36.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Scene: an hotel reception, Norway, circa 1979.

 USAnian tourist: Say, do you get the midnight sun around here?
(Not-Yet-Dr) Larrington: Why, yes!  Yes, we do.
UT: What's it like?
NYDL: Well, there's only the one sun in this planetary system and it looks pretty much the same from anywhere on Earth.
UT: Oh.  I thought it kinda jumped up and down or sumpn!
NYDL: :facepalm:
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

It's -33.1º in Inari this morning.

Iniari is in Finnish Lapland and is the furthest north I got to on last years tour. In Inari I watched the sun travelling parallel to the horizon for a couple of hours in the middle of the night. I also ate a reindeer pizza.

The next sunrise at Inari is on the 10th at 12:02.  The sun pokes its head above the horizon and sets at 12:36.
That is extremely cold. And dark. I think the dark would depress me. The coldest I've ever experienced was -29, but that was only one day, it was dry and windless so didn't feel as cold as some warmer temperatures, and the sun was shining. Thank goodness. In fact, that was far preferable to the end of winter thaw, when everything got so horribly, well, wet. And everybody got ill. And four months' of frozen dog turds were revealed under the snow.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

In fact, that was far preferable to the end of winter thaw, when everything got so horribly, well, wet. And everybody got ill. And four months' of frozen dog turds were revealed under the snow.

You should write copy for holiday brochures!

mattc

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Unforecast rain.  (On a free afternoon).

Is there a worse flavour of weather?

Bah!
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Pingu

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That's the wind getting up.

mattc

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Right - a chance for the weather geeks to impress me!

Can anyone find weather station data for the A338 over The Ridgeway. Just north of Fawley, near Brightwalton, or Farnborough (Berkshire) - or anywhere around there, but the higher up the better.

This may work: http://goo.gl/maps/gD7mv

(Im just curious about what wind-speed equated to me deciding to walk instead of ride yesterday).
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Have a look at the weather stations on here: -
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=51.543917&lon=-1.425160&zoom=10

Nothing exactly where you linked to but quite a few pretty close.

RAF Fairford had the following for yesterday: -
Max Wind Speed   54 km/h       
Max Gust Speed   72 km/h
http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGVA/2015/1/9/DailyHistory.html
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Q: What's your least favourite kind of snow, Chris?

A: * Points out of window * - that kind. The wet, blobby, sleety kind.

That funny local ice thing today, where the roads are frosty and slippy but the pavements are clear. I remember one or two occasions when it's been the opposite way round, too.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

In that case it is a mouldy chiz.  USAnian Christmases always have SNO.  It's in teh Roolz :(
Even if they have to import it in girt big freezer ships, as the Hawaiians do.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

My Oregon weather station is currently reporting a relative humidity of 35%, which would pretty much explain how it's snowing hard, even though the temperature is +9c  :o

There was a definite feeling of spring today and I do think the grass seems to be growing.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Next thing you know it'll be shin deep and wild beasts'll be hiding in it.

Every year I have the same exchange with the missus:

Me: Hey look, there are buds on the willow!
Her: Well of course, they've been there [insert number of choice] {days/weeks/months} now.

Last year I thought I'd catch her out by saying it when there weren't any.

Me: Actually, there aren't any.
Her: You need to look further up. See?
Me: Shit.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Si_Co

Its far too nice out there to be stuck in here  :(

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Right - a chance for the weather geeks to impress me!

Can anyone find weather station data for the A338 over The Ridgeway. Just north of Fawley, near Brightwalton, or Farnborough (Berkshire) - or anywhere around there, but the higher up the better.

This may work: http://goo.gl/maps/gD7mv

(Im just curious about what wind-speed equated to me deciding to walk instead of ride yesterday).

Just saw this post

My "local" weather station is about a mile away from your pin on google maps http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcnvr5j87#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1388620800

Don't know whether you can get historical readings for there or even if it's a recording station though....

Basil

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Hmm.  How does that old saying about March go?

Oh yes,

March.
It comes in a bit crap
And goes out just as crap.

 >:(
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Is it March? I thought it was still February today.

Guy

  • Left-Wing Moonbat Green NAZI
If it's true that March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" then the lion was drugged and that is one Very Angry lamb out there.
I hate the army and I hate the RAF
I don't wanna go fighting in the tropical heat
I hate the civil service rules
I won't open letter bombs for you