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Archive for November 2014

Incoming warmish damp weather on Monday

November 23, 2014 @ 22:12 By: gordon Category: Weather

TAF CYOW 240238Z 2403/2424 09008KT P6SM SCT015 OVC050
FM240800 12010KT P6SM OVC030 TEMPO 2408/2410 5SM -RA BR OVC020
FM241000 10015KT 2SM -RA BR OVC005 TEMPO 2410/2415 1SM RA BR
PROB40 2410/2415 OVC003
FM241600 17015G30KT 4SM -RA BR OVC010
BECMG 2421/2423 22020G35KT


Rain in early morn

Increasing winds after noon

Swirling gusts at dusk


The week’s weather in 17 syllables

November 23, 2014 @ 01:44 By: gordon Category: Weather

Cold air brought some snow

Warm rain will melt it anon

Winter comes again

Remembrance Day

November 11, 2014 @ 11:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

The events of October 22nd occuring as close as they did to Remembrance Day probably make it seem more important to some people this year, but I think that it is just as important as it was before those horrible events — that is to say it is still extremely important to stop and remember those who have fought for their country and too often made the ultimate sacrifice.

To all those who have served, are serving, or have lost someone who was serving: thank you.

Time for the semi-annual silliness

November 01, 2014 @ 21:33 By: gordon Category: Astronomy, Current affairs, General

800px-Vortex_back.jpgSunday is the first Sunday in November. That means that most of North America will be turning their clocks backward by an hour at 2am (or whenever they remember).

“Why?” you might ask.

Very good question!

If you were to ask most people why we’re turning the clocks back the answer you get will probably be something like “because it saves energy”, “because it gives us more sunlight in the {morning|evening}”, or “because it helps the farmers”.

All good explanations, but all of them are wrong. The real reason will probably surprise you. (more…)