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Spring is here(?)

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« on: January 26, 2009, 04:35:02 pm »

This afternoon, the first spring like weather of the year - sunshine had some power in it, temp was 9C and there was very little wind. Drove to supermarket with car roof down!
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 05:26:28 pm »

Lol you guys have crazier weather than I do! tornadoes, snowstorms and fog within like 3 days! I thought nebraska had crazy weather. lol  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 06:27:06 pm »

Lol Tyler...the local tv weather forecasters always call our weather 'a mixed bag' - they have been doing that for as long as I can remember. The channel 5 weather girl always calls the weather 'miserable' when there's a front moving in. I watch it just for a laugh because she says it most days. The annoying thing though is that when there is something unusual or severe happening it always gets played down. When there is a tornado somewhere in the UK the met office 'experts' describe it as a 'mini tornado' or 'freak whirlwind' which really peeves off the convective people. Although the only time they realised that the UK gets a good one from time time was when the Birmingham tornado struck doing incredible damage. Info...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Tornado_(UK)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/image_galleries/tornado_gallery_Copy.shtml?1 (check out pic no 1)

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Video 2...

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Then when we get a few inches of snow the country comes to stand still. I think the problem is that for most of the time nothing exceptional happens then on the few times that it does people take no notice of the forecast and get into trouble...then they turn their blame on the forecasters...a strange country. I would seriously like to see some proper weather forecasts on TV in this country. The current forecasts are insulting and embarrassing. You guys in the US have incredible forecasts...I have watched those on youtube before and thought they were so educational and exciting. You get the extreme version of eveything we get...I would gladly swap places for a while  Smiley

Brian, I have noticed that too. It was a very nice evening. I was out watching the ISS pass below Venus in a t-shirt and I felt very comfortable. Before sunset there was very impressive updraught towers which really shocked me because they looked like something we should be seeing during Summer. It showed that the Sun is up long enough now to produce some kind of solar heating...looking forward to the longer days  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 09:09:04 pm »

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you guys have crazier weather than I do!
Maybe, but springlike days in January are reasonably common here in most winters (as well as distinctly autumnal & wintry ones) - this year has been unusually cool, I've had to wear a jacket when out solar observing until today when just a sweater was enough. Another unusual feature of this winter, especially January, much more clear weather than usual  Smiley
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