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Old 11th Aug 2018, 16:48
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mike current
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: UK
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Originally Posted by ZOOKER View Post

Yes, using the 6sec/NM rule over a couple of discharges, it was about 2.5 NM away. I was indoors, but the area of sky I could see at the time was totally grey. It's odd that we now seem to have Wx observations that are far less detailed than those made 20 years ago. With the current emphasis on climate change, I would have thought we need more comprehensive observational data, not less.
maybe the ATCO was providing a combined Tower/Ground/Approach radar service, as well as Met Observer, at the time.
The accuracy of each task tends to decrease as the number of tasks increase!!
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