A work that is very much in progress and also very unlikely to progress very far. …
With the "Blocking Low" that persisted for most of the spell from the 25th of November, it occurred to me to try and find out what was happening in the southern half of the planet.
The southern hemisphere arrears to be very much an alien environment as far as collecting charts for it is concerned.
OTOH, I have only one source for one chart of the northern hemisphere. I think the planet would do well if it was better served by those charged with subduing it.
I expected that there would be few large earthquakes in the spell as the weather was so amorphous that contrasts between cyclonic and anticyclonic systems could not be defined.
The opposite was true of the opposite side of the globe. I had no way of analysing any of it of course:
This is about the best of the charts I could find. I have been rather scathing of the producers because the values of the pressures were unreadable. In reality it is as readable as the Canadian chart of the northern hemisphere.
Working alone on this thing, I have nobody to give me a slap from time to time. And if I get frustrated it isn't a pretty thing to see.
Half way through the spell several large earthquakes appeared. Several of them were in the northern hemisphere. And that upset me.
Being used to being upset by getting things wrong, I just about managed to keep a tooth on my dummy, though the pram wobbled a bit and I held on long enough to come up with a cunning plan.