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Weather presenters - Temperature

Old 6th Jan 2017, 16:37
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And some of it will soon be heading for warmer climes ...

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away - BBC News
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 19:26
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well I guess in aeronautical terms it's like two aircraft flying at 3000ft and 4000ft above sea level, flying over a 2000ft mountain. define your datum
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 21:03
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At least below -18 the air cannot hold moisture so it does not snow.
So how does the snow reach the Arctic and Antarctic?


As Jasper Carrot once surmised: "His mother in law had said to him as a child that 'it's too cold to snow today, (-2c).' I've no idea what she means. It's -40c in Antartica and there's zillion tons of the stuff."
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 21:35
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I've had flu for a week....i'm sat in front of the tv with a blanket and waterbottle.
the room is a steady 20c and i'm bloody freezing.......its all relative...SOB.
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 21:54
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What do you need for snow?.......

..... RAT5, my Granny used to say "it's warm enough for snow"; living and working in the wilds of Aberdeenshire she knew a bit about snow. Small boys like me remember these things ( and 70 years later I still do).

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PS I doubt she had a thermometer to check the actual temp. She just "knew".
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Old 6th Jan 2017, 22:27
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Are they trained

We are all talking about presenters here are they trained ? Are they BBC droids (Talent !) or actual forecasters employed by the Met Office.

OK the local or sponsored TV presentation ops need not be ?

Have things changed ? Re deficiency changes.

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Old 6th Jan 2017, 23:21
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Well, as this is the thread for pedants, RAT5, "
"His mother in law had said to him as a child"
did Jasper really know his M-I-L at such an early age?
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 10:20
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Pendant Warning

It's Kelvin not degrees Kelvin as any fule kno.
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 10:28
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Pendant? - is that for suspense?
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 11:34
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Weather presenters aren't necessarily meteorologists but they can be. Most wanna-be weather presenters are actually encouraged to complete the awareness/induction courses provided by the meteorologists themselves, others just take off their clothes as they read a statement professionally prepared by meteorologists.
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 12:58
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I once saw a caption on a BBC weather map which read 'Artic'.
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 13:01
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
I once saw a caption on a BBC weather map which read 'Artic'.
If they'd zoomed in you'd probably have seen a truck and trailer!!
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 13:14
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I had a school girlfriend who went on to read geography at the nearby uni - only to turn up on local TV as a weather presenter.
I recognised her appeal - her blonde hair and impressive chest.
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Pendant? - is that for suspense?
Mea culpa
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 15:43
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN
I once saw a caption on a BBC weather map which read 'Artic'
Almost as bad as the BBC credits which showed the 'presenter's'...

The BBC don't seem to be able to get the staff these days...

(...or should that be 'these day's'...)
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 16:25
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(...or should that be 'these day's'...)
You left some out ... the's'e day's'
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 16:47
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I've had flu for a week....i'm sat in front of the tv with a blanket and waterbottle.
As we seemed to have drifted from temperatures to pedantry, may I drift further into grammar pedantry (or pendantry even)? Only today a fellow PPruNer, who may or may not wish to identify himself, sent me a link to the BBC website where he spotted this:

"Do you know, it's ever so funny," said presenter Rachel Burden when she realised the wrong man was sat down.

Which led me to this discussion on the disappearance of what is known as the present continuous:

We were stood at the bar talking about continuous tenses. . . | OxfordWords blog

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Oh btw, I hope you get better soon, Mr Fish - I had mine before Christmas and 10 days ought to do it!
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 18:35
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'At least below -18 the air cannot hold moisture so it does not snow'

Errrrr....its -34c at the drill camp I'm flying at and yep, it's snowing. Was snowing here over Xmas @-40c.
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 19:08
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It may be -34 on the ground but what is the temperature at the altitude the snow is being formed at - perhaps a warm front is on it's way.

Back to the original post.

It was, mostly, -6 today so was it 4 times as warm or a quarter cold.

It's -2 now and I will leave you to work out the multiplier.

You'll all be pleased to know, I got quite warm clearing the 10cm of snow from my front garden.

The biggest problem with lots of snow is where to put it - didn't move it far enough the first year and the mounds were higher than me by the end of winter.

They have lorries that cart it away from towns here.

I suspect cutting the grass can wait till I see it in April.
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Old 7th Jan 2017, 19:24
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Carol and Jo Blythe could forecast anything..........
It wouldn't matter.
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