100 percent chance of weather today
July 29, 2009 3 Comments
I sat in my office at home today and watched the rain come down all day. Not a sliver of blue sky. Completely grey. Quite cold, and typical weather if it was October.
That’s why I find this story so amusing. Sorry but I distinctly remember being told that this Summer we would experience an unusally hot Summer with plenty of sunny weather. Yes we had a bit in June (I delivered election leaflets outside for 5 weeks) but the rain has been here for some time.
I don’t expect perfection but when we are told that the forecast, “generally fairly accurate” it makes me laugh. I can be fairly accurate. Today there will be a 50% chance of rain. Well it’s true every day. Either it will rain or it won’t. So I claim my job as a meteorologist!
Perhaps the Met should all invest in the best weather prediction method I know. A stone on a string.
Hang it outside and check the weather as follows:-
Stone wet :- It’s Raining
Stone dry:- Not Raining
Shadow on Ground:- Sunny
White on Top:- Snowing
Can’t see Stone:- Foggy
Swinging Stone:- Windy
Stone Jumping up and Down:- Earthquake
Stone Gone:- Hurricane/Tornado