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(Scientific American)   Today's installment of Giant Clanking Balls features the 19th-century weathermen of Ben Nevis   ( scientificamerican.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Ben Nevis, United Kingdom, Climate, Ben Nevis observatory, Scotland, Ben Nevis data, Ben Nevis archive, Nevis-the highest peak  
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2017-11-09 01:16:07 PM  
So a bunch of guys liked to spend all their time together atop a remote mountain. I bet clanking weren't the only sound their balls were making when smacking together. NTTAWWT
 
2017-11-09 02:33:31 PM  

FuLinHyu: So a bunch of guys liked to spend all their time together atop a remote mountain. I bet clanking weren't the only sound their balls were making when smacking together. NTTAWWT


Ha!
 
2017-11-09 09:29:34 PM  

FuLinHyu: So a bunch of guys liked to spend all their time together atop a remote mountain. I bet clanking weren't the only sound their balls were making when smacking together. NTTAWWT


They're Scotsman, and on top of the mountain sheep have nowhere to run.
 
2017-11-09 09:35:50 PM  
Much braver than the shepherds of Ben Dover.
 
2017-11-09 09:42:41 PM  
the highest peak in the U.K. at some 4,400 feet

Holy crap, I live in the city and I'm at 4,295 feet. When u lived in Flagstaff, it was 7,000 feet, same with the summer I spent at the Canyon. The UK is weird if that's their "extreme" weather site.
 
2017-11-09 09:49:08 PM  

Mikey1969: the highest peak in the U.K. at some 4,400 feet

Holy crap, I live in the city and I'm at 4,295 feet. When u lived in Flagstaff, it was 7,000 feet, same with the summer I spent at the Canyon. The UK is weird if that's their "extreme" weather site.


It's also at 56 degrees north latitude, which places it north of Moscow and at the same latitude as part of the Alaska peninsula and panhandle.  Not to mention reasonably close proximity to the North Atlantic.
 
2017-11-09 10:03:56 PM  

Corydon: It's also at 56 degrees north latitude


I think not many Americans realize how far north Europe is.

34 degrees north - Los Angeles California
42 degrees north - Rome Italy & Chicago Illinois
49 degrees north - Winnipeg Canada
51 degrees north - London England
52 degrees north - Berlin Germany
56 degrees north - Edinburgh Scotland
60 degrees north - Oslo Norway
 
2017-11-09 10:45:55 PM  
Ha...reminds me of the "wind sock" at Shemya AFB...been there any number of times.

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Where the hell is Shemya, you ask...?

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2017-11-10 12:54:52 AM  

Stone Meadow: Ha...reminds me of the "wind sock" at Shemya AFB...been there any number of times.

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Where the hell is Shemya, you ask...?

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Yep.  I spent the last half of February 1980 on Adak.  Windy damn place.
 
2017-11-10 12:57:14 AM  

Corydon: Mikey1969: the highest peak in the U.K. at some 4,400 feet

Holy crap, I live in the city and I'm at 4,295 feet. When u lived in Flagstaff, it was 7,000 feet, same with the summer I spent at the Canyon. The UK is weird if that's their "extreme" weather site.

It's also at 56 degrees north latitude, which places it north of Moscow and at the same latitude as part of the Alaska peninsula and panhandle.  Not to mention reasonably close proximity to the North Atlantic.


The story of Ben Nevis and its meteorologists is very cool.  It features in more than one episode of James Burke's "Connections".

And now I need to rewatch that series.
 
2017-11-10 05:53:47 AM  
Phil McCracken
 
2017-11-10 06:15:14 AM  
Ya'll geeks stfu and enter some of the data. A Scotsman froze his kilt off for those numbers
 
2017-11-10 07:04:33 AM  

Cormee: Phil McCracken


Tug McGroin
 
2017-11-10 07:50:33 AM  
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who gave Sheldon a frickin gun?!?
 
2017-11-10 03:54:43 PM  

uttertosh: [scientificamerican.com image 850x1122]

who gave Sheldon a frickin gun?!?


Farkin' hipsters, look at them
 
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