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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part of the problem is that forecasts are made for wide areas - where it's impossible to be accurate.

For example - the city I live in is in a rain shadow. So we regularly get weather forecasts which are wrong. If we drive for 20 minutes in nearly any direction the forecast is right.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might have a point there as according to the local news on tv on Monday night, where Rob and I live had 50mm of rain over August. At the same time, two separate villages only a mere 5 miles to the east and north of us had 101 and 104mm of rain. So just in that radius of 5 miles there was a big difference in rainfall.

I sometimes find the Mirror's weather map on the front inside page, a bit more accurate than the forecast on tv whether local or national.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lexilogio wrote:
For example - the city I live in is in a rain shadow. So we regularly get weather forecasts which are wrong. If we drive for 20 minutes in nearly any direction the forecast is right.


I know what you mean.

The other day, rather oddly, I was talking to my Mum on the phone and she said how fed up she was with the rain - I was looking out the front window and I swear there wasn't so much as a drip (let alone a drop).

But out the back of the house it was chucking it down...





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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lexilogio wrote:
For example - the city I live in is in a rain shadow. So we regularly get weather forecasts which are wrong. If we drive for 20 minutes in nearly any direction the forecast is right.


I know what you mean.

The other day, rather oddly, I was talking to my Mum on the phone and she said how fed up she was with the rain - I was looking out the front window and I swear there wasn't so much as a drip (let alone a drop).

But out the back of the house it was chucking it down...

I've seen that...


But the wierdest...

twice now, I've been walking down the street with the kids, and watched a curtain of rain come towards us. The second time it was the edge of the tornado which hit Leeds. We got very wet, very quickly, in the 8 minutes it took us to get indoors.





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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 1971 I was taking my first driving lesson, out on country roads. I couldn't understand why the oncoming cars had snow on (it was February) while we were in blue clear skies. Two miles up we hit a wall of snow, lasting about 5 miles. We finally came to a roundabout on my side it was snowing, the other side was in sunlight.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaqueline wrote:
In 1971 I was taking my first driving lesson, out on country roads. I couldn't understand why the oncoming cars had snow on (it was February) while we were in blue clear skies. Two miles up we hit a wall of snow, lasting about 5 miles. We finally came to a roundabout on my side it was snowing, the other side was in sunlight.


It's things like this I wish we could video.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Were The Weather Forecasts More Accurate In the Past?


As someone who has a lot more experience of the past than most of us, we must accept your judgement.

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