Culled from the block

I enjoyed this one:

How to be a Thaumaturge submitted 17 days ago by Weatherlawyer

In all fairness Reddit is a place for morons to post quips and discuss PC games.The WWW equivalent of those journals dedicated to TV news and women’s gossip with the occasional semi serious item to make believe they are not mass massaged masses

]alexoobers

A what?

Which I thought was a serious question

Weatherlawyer 17 days ago

A wizard.

A precogniser of mystical mundaniety, events cosmagorically awesome yet urbane and a practitioner of the heretofore unimaginable.

(Pupils must supply their own eyebrows. (Utile optics essential.))

How did he know this:

alexoobers 17 days ago

I feel like a wizard would have no need for the GFS.

And yet know so little?

Weatherlawyer

Well if you only want to “feel like” a wizard that is fine.

There is also the “be like” a wizard trope too.

The truth is that apart from actually being a wizard there is very little difference in the reality to the nofocus versions.

There is no money in it but you get to keep your original eyebrows. 99 times out of 100, you get to keep your underpants clean, too.

But at least I got something out of it:

Weatherlawyer 16 days ago

wxweb.meteostar.com

Brilliant site but it needs a little work on making the stuff on it easier to download. I will be using this site in preference to some of my original IR sites thanks for the link.

IR images are better than the other charts for getting a picture of what is going on. As Alexoobers says:

The red blotches are the upper atmosphere really cold patches falling. As If they fall, they warm up.

No, IR images show cloud top temperature, with the brightest being the coldest. Taller clouds have colder temperatures so they’re shown as brighter on these images.

If they fall, some magical hand of god holds them in a column and they rotate as water escaping a bottle. But if you make the water in a bottle rotate the bottle will collapse if not rigid enough to take the stress.

Try it with a 2 litre glass bottle vss a 2L plastic one.

As the anticyclone falls it tends to form layrs which show up as fog. So for some regions foggy weather denotes the likelihood of tropica storms appearing.

The same is true for Cat 3 and stronger tropical storms when we in Britain see Mares’ Tails cloud on a clear day.

It is truly amazing how closely linked we all are on this tiny planet. And small wonder that if there is a god he just leaves us to it when we insist on either killing each other or letting our neighbours suffer.

But back to the rotation thing. What appears as anticyclonic rotation if viewed from one direction, the opposite rotation seems to be taking place on the other side.

Try and get your heads around that before we come to gyroscopics vss Coriolisticsisysm.

And so:

I was trying to show an interesting if indigestible point:

Weatherlawyer 20 hours ago

The red blotches are the upper atmosphere really cold patches falling. As they fall they warm up.

No, IR images show cloud top temperature, with the brightest being the coldest. Taller clouds have colder temperatures so they’re shown as brighter on these images.

When an anticyclone is over the great Lakes there will be increased likelihood of strong winds even tornadoes.

This is wrong on so many basic meteorology levels. A lot of what you’re saying in your thread is horribly off.

(If you get the point)
Weatherlawyer 16 days ago

Yes, a great pity that:

http://www.reddit.com/r/weather/comments/2h43f2/how_to_be_a_thaumaturge/

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