I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!
By: sandiquiz, 11:20 AM GMT on July 11, 2016
Time for a new blog, and after reading WatchingTheSky's blog I decided a short photographic blog would fill a gap until I come up with something more "intellectual"!
July is the time the garden is full of colour...usually .... but all the rain we have had has made the evergreen plants grow, but has spoilt the roses and many other summer flowers that dislike having their feet in too much wet, cold clay:(
Updated: 4:06 PM GMT on July 23, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 10:56 AM GMT on June 25, 2016
Modern day Weather forecasting - Part TWO
As far back as the late 19th century it had been known that weather behaviour is based on just seven mathematical equations.
These seven equations show how wind speed, wind direction, surface pressure, temperature, humidity and density all interact with one another to make the weather, and they can be written down on one side of A4 - it's a very simple mathematical proced...
Updated: 6:30 AM GMT on July 06, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 6:36 AM GMT on June 17, 2016
The information on the last blog about William Ley came from a fascinating TV programme I watched made by the BBC.
My next two blogs are a continuation of this theme, showing 'why and how' weather forecasting for the general public became necessary.
(The images in the next two blogs are taking from original newsreel, and then photos taken of the TV.... therefore the quality might not be as good as usual.)
Updated: 5:37 AM GMT on June 24, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 9:05 AM GMT on June 02, 2016
All my life I have been interested in clouds. As a small child, my mum and I would lie on our backs on the grass, looking up at the clouds. We would try to see shapes in them, and mum would explain what the various cloud formations were called. Her dad had been a great believer in weather folk-lore, and was often proved right when he said what the weather was going to be like based on his observation of the clouds, insects and his cow...
Updated: 10:55 AM GMT on June 03, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 12:32 PM GMT on May 20, 2016
C managed to fall today and has broken THREE toes... he is a little helpless, and in some pain, so I am shutting down my computer activity, both to look after him, and to try to recover from my hectic week.....I feel drained:(
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Updated: 8:38 AM GMT on June 01, 2016
|Dew Point:||57.1 °F|
|Wind:||1.6 mph from the SW|
|Wind Gust:||9.0 mph|
Updated: 2:59 PM BST on July 26, 2016
Newport Pagnell, BUCKS
|Dew Point:||55.0 °F|
|Wind:||7.0 mph from the SW|
|Wind Gust:||9.0 mph|
Updated: 3:10 PM BST on July 26, 2016