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Forecasting the weather without gadgets

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Yep.
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Step outside. If you can see Mt Hood it's clear! If you can't see Mt Hood it's raining!
     
  4. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting facts...especially for animals.

    Steep ant hills
    Birds on wires
    Cows huddled together
    More turtles walking around
    Cats cleaning behind their ears

    If we ever collapse as a society my real only hope is that all this knowledge and experience that has been learned and passed down through the generations doesn't get forgotten.
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Lived here too long to worry about the weather. Just have to prepare for anything.
     
  6. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    It already has for the most part. All young people know comes off a screen and who knows if young people possess a memory. Everything is at their fingertips, as long as the power is still on that is.
     
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  7. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    pretty easy to forecast rain the Greater Seattle and PDX area....
    As follows -

    Rain
    Rain
    Rain
    Drizzle
    Rain
    Drizzle
     
  8. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    exactly.
     
  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Only two kinds of weather in western Oregon and Washington.
    Wet and Wetter.
    You second vehicle should be a boat.
     
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  10. sailorfej

    sailorfej Scappoose Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I prefer the immersion method. Spend enough time at sea on a sailboat, particularly single handing, and you become very sensitive to the weather. That being said, nothing beats a good barometer.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Lived on a Morgan OI-33 for 2 1/2 yrs.
    True on the weather ! Again it builds instincts.
     
  12. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In upper Oregon City, we've had intense fog for a couple of days. Can't even see to the end of the block. I've driven quite a bit the last couple of days, and everywhere I've been the fog has been as thick as soup. It is not isolated to my area.

    I know, fog is not abnormal here this time of year. But, I've watched the weather report on KATU tonight, and today, and they insist there is no fog anywhere west of Mt. Hood. Even the fog map they continually show shows we are clear.

    I hope this is not the same weather equipment supplying information to the airlines.:eek:

    What am I missing?

    WAYNO.
     
  13. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That info comes from our government Im sure...
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Everybody in the Pacific Northwest needs ten acres, and nine of them under cover.
     
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  15. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That government supplied info is also used by the TV weather folks. And that's my point. If the National Weather Service says there is no fog, and the TV station repeats there is no fog, then the tower, using the same weather service, tells the airplanes there is no fog.:eek:
     
  16. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't work in the dark:D
     
  17. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a surefire method of weather forecasting.
    The weather deck, wet, icy, snowy, dry, dry and hot.
    Weather dogs, wet, limping, powdered, etc.
    Weather wife, dogs come in wet and muddy... not pretty
     
  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Around here you can pretty much predict the weather by the calender if you think about it.:D