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  1. 3 out of 3 in the November Fog Index. That yellow warning should have included the Chilterns, Fog in November, trees have no heads, Streams only sound, walls suddenly stop Half-way up hills, the ghost of a man spreads Dung on dead fields for next year's crop. I cannot see my hand before my face, My body does not seem to be my own, The world becomes a far-off, foreign place, People are strangers, houses silent, unknown. - Leonard Clark
  2. It's a 2 out of 2 here! (although it's more mist than fog today to be fair). On Holiday on the 9th, staycation - hoping for nice or interesting weather.
  3. Shutting the allotment down today for the year. Had quite a few failures in my first season but can't wait for next year as we'll have a polytunnel!!! Chilly start here - 4.9.c. Not as chilly as nine years ago today though when I went shopping in Asda High Wycombe and came out to this...
  4. Well, I had a look at weather summaries for 2010 and found there was widespead fog in November before that freezing December...so maybe NFI is worth looking into?
  5. So thankful for another lovely day, so much work done on the flat, still got all the windows open even though it's getting dark. And Daphne has been sunbathing this afternoon..... Are fellow gardeners harvesting all vulnerable things this weekend? Still got some chillis in a cold frame but I think I'll get them in before the cold temp arrive next week.
  6. I'm tellin' ya - It's that there Orange October Sky Index is where it's at! Having a deep clean of the flat today - nice day for it as it's mild out, all the windows are open, going to be a shock to the system if this cold materialises.
  7. October Orange Sky Index (OOSI), anyone??
  8. Woah, it's almost surreal out there, the orangey skies this morning and the 21.c temp and warm wind is just something else!
  9. It totally does, I love that evening autumn smell, nothing like it. What a lovely day as it often seems to be in early October. I've been looking for excuses to go outside all day. On days like this it's still a bit of a shock when evening arrives so early.
  10. I have just finished my Futurelearn course on Meteorology, very interesting - I understand so much more about the weather now. As I said earlier it's free, runs for 4 weeks and repeated every so often, run bu Uni of Exeter with the RMetS and MetO if anyone fancies doing it next time around, Uni of Reading do one also. I've had to run though the final week at breakneck speed as I'm also doing a 3 week course on climate change from the Uni of Bergen which has overlapped by a few days. Quite often in the forum, people linked to Netweather articles as further reading! Back to today, will the temp inside my flat has fallen below 20.c for the first time this autumn, the berries on the holly are red already. I know this is put down to conditions in spring and summer...but is that itself part of a bigger weather pattern I wonder? No October Fog Index to report...yet!
  11. Hehe! We did a tiny bit on weather lore and we're doing fog next week..sadly no OFI. Tell you what I did get for a bargain couple of quid...Weather Lore by Paul J. Marriott, it's a great book where he rubbishes amount 99% of weather lore....and calls the OFI "fiction" . Highest scoring autumnal weather lore stat with 66% according to Paul is: 'There will be three windy days in mid-September, this is known to the millers are the barley winds'. Boring. It was foggy yesterday...SFI? We still have to keep the OFi going...fiction or not!!
  12. Haven't been on the Netweather forum as much these last few weeks...because I'm off learning about the weather! I didn't do geography past the age of 13 at school so I have no foundation in a learning about the earth or weather. There are so many knowledge gaps that I just wait for other forum members to explain things in simple terms and I didn't want to do that anymore, I wanted to be able to understand what terms meant and be able to read a synoptic chart. So I am currently taking FutureLearn's (part of the OU) Learn About Weather course in conjunction with Uni of Exeter, Meto and the RMetS. I love it and I now understand so many things Iike why people sulk when things look 'zonal' or what the coriolis effect is or why exactly the 'Beast from the East' is so important if you like snow. It's meant to be 3 hours a week for 4 weeks but by the time you have read all the links and worksheets, joined in the discussions and re-read the things you're struggling with, it's about ten hours a week. It runs a couple of times a year, is really easy to follow, free if you just want the course, £40 if you want permanent access to it plus a certificate - and I'd recommend it if, like me, you love the weather but you struggle with the basics sometimes. See you in the Model discussion forums....maybe!!!
  13. Thunder in Great missenden and just outside Beaconsfield in the last half hour.
  14. Woken twice in the night by the wind and someone's bins making their way down the road and a tree down on line at Great Missenden, did not not qualify as a yellow warning?
  15. You're right. I love 'indexes' they are a special kind of weather lore! And by the way...the rat ate all 16 of my corn on the cob despite then growing in a cage and 12 of my neighbours. It scaled up the sunflowers and ate all the seeds in the head!! It's not big and prolific the council may have to bring the Jack Russels in. Gorgeous out there, hard to believe the storm in coming.
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