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A new record

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A new record

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Postby 88V8 » June 7th, 2024, 7:47 pm

For us, at any rate.
Here, in the Cotswolds, a few days away from what some people will pretend is midsummer, I just lit the woodburner.
Global warming?
Huh!

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Re: A new record

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Postby DrFfybes » June 7th, 2024, 9:05 pm

We've had the air to air unit on a couple of evenings this week. Certainly chillier than last year.

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Re: A new record

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Postby Mike4 » June 7th, 2024, 9:10 pm

And there was me imagining you'd just bought a new LP by say, Motorhead!

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Re: A new record

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Postby UncleEbenezer » June 7th, 2024, 9:28 pm

88V8 wrote:For us, at any rate.
Here, in the Cotswolds, a few days away from what some people will pretend is midsummer, I just lit the woodburner.


I remember the same[1] from 1980s Cornwall, for example.

Global warming?
Huh!


Bear in mind that global warming may bring local cooling. And the North-Atlantic-facing end of Europe, centred on the British Isles, is prime candidate for a locally much colder climate.


[1] OK, open fire not woodburner.

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Re: A new record

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Postby Mike4 » June 7th, 2024, 10:07 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
Bear in mind that global warming may bring local cooling. And the North-Atlantic-facing end of Europe, centred on the British Isles, is prime candidate for a locally much colder climate.


Quite. One skool of thought is global warming will disrupt the Gulfstream and our wonderful seasonal weather will turn to being cold all year around. Maybe its started!

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Re: A new record

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Postby UncleEbenezer » June 7th, 2024, 10:34 pm

Mike4 wrote:
UncleEbenezer wrote:
Bear in mind that global warming may bring local cooling. And the North-Atlantic-facing end of Europe, centred on the British Isles, is prime candidate for a locally much colder climate.


Quite. One skool of thought is global warming will disrupt the Gulfstream and our wonderful seasonal weather will turn to being cold all year around. Maybe its started!

Indeed, that's been known for a long time. The theory is that melting of the Greenland ice cap (which holds about 90% of the world's fresh water outside Antarctica) could disrupt the current that has historically kept us exceptionally mild for our latitude.

Food for thought: I wrote about that when I was part of an educational project around 1998. The teenagers whose schools participated in that project must now be in their 40s. Though sadly we had little interest from the UK for this, erm, European (but much wider than just EU) space science project.

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Re: A new record

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Postby DrFfybes » June 8th, 2024, 10:09 am

Mike4 wrote:
UncleEbenezer wrote:
Bear in mind that global warming may bring local cooling. And the North-Atlantic-facing end of Europe, centred on the British Isles, is prime candidate for a locally much colder climate.


Quite. One skool of thought is global warming will disrupt the Gulfstream and our wonderful seasonal weather will turn to being cold all year around. Maybe its started!


Naaaah, can't be anyfink to do with it. We're in the Midlands, miles from the coast.

;)

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Re: A new record

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Postby 88V8 » June 9th, 2024, 8:02 pm

And tonight, lit up again.
63F in the sitting room. Last night we toughed it out at 64F.
But we put the counterpane back on the bed.

I promise not to complain if it gets hot.

V8

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Re: A new record

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Postby DrFfybes » June 10th, 2024, 9:39 am

Routinely 16C in the morning hee, not too bad as we're moving.

In the evenings it is about 62-3 so supplemental heat required.

The joys of old houses with thick walls - they don't really warm up until August.

Paul

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Re: A new record

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Postby marronier » June 10th, 2024, 3:21 pm

Looking at the astronomical data , we have just had a new moon with a declination of 28 degrees North keeping the low pressure area to a high latitude resulting in a northerly wind blowing off the Arctic .

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Re: A new record

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Postby bungeejumper » June 10th, 2024, 6:53 pm

marronier wrote:Looking at the astronomical data , we have just had a new moon with a declination of 28 degrees North keeping the low pressure area to a high latitude resulting in a northerly wind blowing off the Arctic .

I think you're going to have to explain to this ignorant earthling how the movement of even a magnetic force like the moon can affect the migration of low pressure areas down here on planet earth. Shurely it's got more to do with terrestrial forces such as El Nino and La Nina knocking nine bells out of the jetstream?

With a side order of global warming, just to make things more interesting. But, like Bugs Bunny, I'm all ears. :)

BJ

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Re: A new record

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Postby Urbandreamer » June 10th, 2024, 7:58 pm

DrFfybes wrote:Routinely 16C in the morning hee, not too bad as we're moving.

In the evenings it is about 62-3 so supplemental heat required.

The joys of old houses with thick walls - they don't really warm up until August.

Paul


How do you not die of heat stroke if it gets up to 62C in the evening?
:D
Seriously, if you are going to mix units, it might be an idea to identify the units that you are using.

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Re: A new record

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Postby DrFfybes » June 10th, 2024, 8:49 pm

Urbandreamer wrote:
DrFfybes wrote:Routinely 16C in the morning hee, not too bad as we're moving.

In the evenings it is about 62-3 so supplemental heat required.

The joys of old houses with thick walls - they don't really warm up until August.

Paul


How do you not die of heat stroke if it gets up to 62C in the evening?
:D
Seriously, if you are going to mix units, it might be an idea to identify the units that you are using.


U Cmed 2 Fathom it 0K

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Re: A new record

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Postby Hallucigenia » June 10th, 2024, 10:10 pm

If you don't use Kelvin, you're not cool.

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Re: A new record

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Postby jfgw » June 10th, 2024, 10:20 pm

It is due to drop to 9.6°Rø here in Essex overnight.


Julian F. G.W.

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Re: A new record

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Postby UncleEbenezer » June 10th, 2024, 10:30 pm

jfgw wrote:It is due to drop to 9.6°Rø here in Essex overnight.


Julian F. G.W.

That's a bit chilly for June!

Mind you, last night was down to just over 10°Rø here.

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Re: A new record

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Postby servodude » June 10th, 2024, 10:52 pm

Hallucigenia wrote:If you don't use Kelvin, you're not cool.


DeciKelvin has long been my go to for temperature in technical stuff; gives a very useful range and resolution for Earthly stuff in an unsigned 16bit number.
Never caught on at home though

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Re: A new record

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Postby stevensfo » June 13th, 2024, 6:43 pm

servodude wrote:
Hallucigenia wrote:If you don't use Kelvin, you're not cool.


DeciKelvin has long been my go to for temperature in technical stuff; gives a very useful range and resolution for Earthly stuff in an unsigned 16bit number.
Never caught on at home though


I'm 63, but the only thing I know about Fahrenheit is that when someone says 'In the nineties', then it means warmish.

My mum is 88 and uses Celsius.

But each to their own. I guess that a knowledge of Fahrenheit may be important in the USA and to some doctors here when keeping those leeches alive. :lol:

Steve

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Re: A new record

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Postby kempiejon » June 13th, 2024, 6:51 pm

There's a fella on the youtubes, he's an engineer uses metric and knowing there's an America audience as well as rest of the world and he describes boiling for them as 100 degrees science

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Re: A new record

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Postby Urbandreamer » June 13th, 2024, 7:11 pm

stevensfo wrote:
servodude wrote:
DeciKelvin has long been my go to for temperature in technical stuff; gives a very useful range and resolution for Earthly stuff in an unsigned 16bit number.
Never caught on at home though


I'm 63, but the only thing I know about Fahrenheit is that when someone says 'In the nineties', then it means warmish.

My mum is 88 and uses Celsius.

But each to their own. I guess that a knowledge of Fahrenheit may be important in the USA and to some doctors here when keeping those leeches alive. :lol:

Steve


Fahrenheit, Celsius it's all the same when you get to -40. :D Look it up.

On the subject of choice of units, I use whatever is appropriate either to the job or the audience. I use Celsius, Fahrenheit or Gas mark. Grams, ounces or cups. My point was that mixing units really DOES NOT WORK.

Translating units is in my opinion just as bad.

Apparently normal body temperature is 98.6F !!!
Come on! not 98F (36.6C) or 99F (37.2C), Why, and could you tell the difference on a mercury or alcohol thermometer? Would a degree F or half C make a medical difference?

Well we could assume that it's an average, but the truth is a LOT simpler. 37C is exactly 98.6F.
It's an approximation in Celsius that has been "accurately" translated to Fahrenheit.


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