1 EAGLETON NOTES: Instant Weather Forecasting



Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Instant Weather Forecasting

As usual this morning there was an email from Amazon exhorting me to buy this and that. However the above book caught my eye. I read the synopsis.

"Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. With a revised and updated text, along with new colour photographs and diagrams, this bestselling gem of a book will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing and fishing - and of course holidaymakers."

Then I thought of CJ. Before the knowledge obtained from the book is of any use to one, one has to be able to see the sky!


  1. I’m not sure how to measure the amount of sky one can see. Presumably one should be technical and measure it in degrees and things but suffice it to say my view, as I sit at the computer, is of a piece of sky about six times the size of the nursing home chimney – between the Ash tree and the Doctor’s surgery. At the moment it is grey and there are spots of rain on the window. Not sure what that means in terms of the forecast but as of now it means it’s raining!

  2. That tells us nothing! How big is the nursing home chimney in measurements of a football pitch. Half a pitch, a quarter of a pitch? An 18 yard box (are they still called that?)


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