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 Saturday February 21st 2015 Tim Candler9

 

    Not in the least certain what might be happening outside. It could be rain, it could be freezing rain, or it could be sleet. Of the options available, the obvious one of actually going outside to more precisely determine the nature of the precipitation has been tried several times and still none the wiser.

    For the professional weatherman this is not forecasting weather, it's what's called "Nowcasting." A new word that suggests to me at least that the weather professional get's into his gum boots, puts on a coat and goes outside into his car parking area, maybe has a cigarette, then reports back. And there's something very nice about knowing that I too engage regularly in "Nowcasting."

 

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