Sunday, October 17, 2010

Liars


I woke up this morning to brilliant sunshine and fluffy white puffs of cloud in the azure sky.

I've often said the weather predictors don't know their elbows from an overcast and here my theory is proven one more time.

I know there are far more serious issues in the world than my little weather tantrum. But there are so many I'm afraid my head would explode if I got started.

Meanwhile the chicken-innard examiners at the Met. Office still predict an endless deluge of rain for these parts.

They should take a walk outside.

19 comments:

  1. We need to all take our sunny days whenever we can get them, no matter the prognostication.

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  2. Well said, Marcia.... and sometimes in the midst of the storm.....etcetera.....:-)
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  3. Twain:
    I suppose the "NEW" in the names of our provinces confused them?
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  4. We always get lots of rain predictions for our area that never come true. Dire things are supposed to happen, but they never come about. Two drops of rain fall and that was a long awaited shower. We do better to watch the Belgian news.

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  5. Nora:
    I think shooting darts at a dartboard with various weather events put on it would be a more successful predictor. (plus more fun).
    And also I think we've lost touch with our old intuitions, people are here are far better predictors based on the colour of the bay on any given day.
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  6. that cute little butterfly effect is a powerful thing ;)

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  7. Blame it on the butterfly, Pauline, and who's to represent them, ha? :)
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  8. The weather definitely got muddled between the "New"s - it absolutely pished it down for us yesterday!

    To be honest, I've stopped planning my day round weather predictions - taking each day as it comes and doing the old knotted rope trick comes to mind:

    Hang a knotted rope out of the window.
    Every day, you check it.
    If it is wet, it's raining
    If it is dry, it's fine
    If it is moving, it's windy
    If it's white, it's snowing / frosty
    If it's gone, it's been stolen.

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  9. www, you are entitled to rant about anything and everything you want. It comes with the second half of life, and I definitely see it as a bonus.

    weathermen? do they tell us about the weather?
    I am so fascinated by their display in front of these wriggly charts I always miss what they're saying.

    But I can always tell you where they've used the wrong grammar!

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  10. The weather forecasts are so absurdly unreliable, they've become more like astrology. Your weather in the stars: I see heavy rain and gales on the horizon but this could be an opportunity to take stock of your life and seek a new direction....

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  11. Jo:
    I'd forgotten that old reliable, I must get me some rope, stat!
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  12. Friko:
    Context not content, I will treat all weather reports with that template, thanks!
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  13. Nick:
    You've read my - ahem - tea-leaves. Thanks!
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  14. I ignore the weather men and just look out the window. I love Jo's weather vane.

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  15. Weather forecasters are like referees — they attract more attention when they do a bad job. Glad you got a good dose of sun, though. Better than expecting it and finding rain.

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  16. GM:
    I can always smell snow well before it arrives, I should perfect my rain reading nostrils one of these days!
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  17. Stan:
    This weather thing can really do me in here as I've been caught far from home in an unpredicted blizzard on a highway with no guardrails.
    Rain can cause hydroplaning on the same road as the trucks gouge out some deep channels.
    I will have to hone my ESP skills...
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  18. WWW: blizzards, highway hydroplaning, no guardrails... Okay, this is quite scary. Obviously the complexity of the weather system makes it difficult to make accurate local forecasts beyond a week or so, but I'm still surprised by how the experts can sometimes get it so wrong only a day or two in advance.

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