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Celamity ([personal profile] celamity) wrote2010-02-19 06:10 pm
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Geography matters

Today, I learned why the national newspapers and some major weather websites have a tendency to consistently predict temperatures well below what we actually get here in their forecasts for the week ahead.

It's because they get their data from England, which is based on temperatures in a 25 km grid of points.

The closest point to this town is about 20 km inland, in an area known to be a cold sink :)

(On monday, the forecast suggested around -20C here this weekend, 2C below the historical record of -18C. Instead, we're hovering around -10C.)
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[personal profile] strange_bundle 2010-02-19 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Amazing. I wonder how long this has been going on. I wonder if it's some sort of conspiracy to discourage people from moving north!?

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