Weather Forecasting

The Country Way
Author: Robin Page
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780241953068
Category: Weather forecasting
Page: 80
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Ever wanted to know if the sun will really shine tomorrow? Well, if you follow the wonderful, clear-sighted advice in this classic book, you could find yourself able to make accurate forecasts whatever the weather - ensuring your camping trips are dry, your nature trails comfortable or bracing, and your wild swims just the right kind of wet. Telling you what happens if it rains on St Swithin's Day, or if there's a red sky at night, if it snows at Easter or if spiders spin long webs, Weather Forecasting The Country Way will put you in touch with thousands of years of British wisdom and heritage. In amusing and delightful prose, Robin Page shows how applying simple common sense to country lore - based on observing animal and plant behaviour, watching clouds, the stars and the moon - anyone can become well-versed in Britain's difficult to predict and often wayward weather. 'Good light reading, it is spiced with amusing asides and pretty pictures' New Scientist

Discover Nature in the Weather

Things to Know and Things to Do
Author: Tim Herd
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811727167
Category: Nature
Page: 215
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Discusses the atmosphere, heat or radiation from the sun, the earth's water circulation system or hydrologic cycle, weather disturbances or storms, cyclones, and forecasting.

Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast
Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.

Weather Without Technology

Accurate, Nature Based, Weather Forecasting
Author: David King
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995547827
Page: 210
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How to foretell at least one growing season (90 days) ahead, and sometimes two full seasons (180 days), what the main features of the weather will be, with accuracy of about 90% and for the greater part, get it right too. For many years David has collected weather lore and ancient records and compilations of weather observations to enable him to become the foremost authority on nature based forecasting. Here you too can become an expert on producing detailed weather forecasts using the data you can collect yourself.

Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935373
Category: Nature
Page: 64
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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting

Build a Weather Station, "read" the Sky & Make Predictions!
Author: Mark Breen,Kathleen Friestad,Michael Kline
Publisher: Williamson Books
ISBN: 9780824968229
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 141
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A hands-on introduction to the science of meteorology, explaining how to make equipment to measure rainfall, wind direction, and humidity, record measurements and observations in a weather log, make weather predictions, and perform other related activities.

Reading Weather

The Field Guide to Forecasting the Weather
Author: Jim Woodmencey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789468
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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Reading Weather provides a quick and simple way to understand how the atmosphere works, how to interpret and use weather forecasts before venturing outdoors, and also how to make your own forecast in the field by observing the changes in the weather. This fully updated and revised reference will arm you with the meteorological knowledge necessary to make good decisions on whether to proceed or retreat in the face of a storm. Also included are helpful definitions, tables, and simplified graphics of common weather features.

Braving the Elements

Author: David Laskin
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385469562
Category: Nature
Page: 241
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A study of American weather explains how volatile and violent weather has shaped American culture, from ancient times to the present, detailing the history of weather prediction, the storms that have ravaged the landscape, and more

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781857431797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 640
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The International Who's Who of Authors and Writers provides a practical source of information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world.

Weather Lore

Author: Richard Inwards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108077625
Category: Nature
Page: 212
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Published in 1893, this is the second edition of an entertaining and fascinating collection of proverbs, rhymes and sayings about the weather.


The True Story of how Science Tamed the Weather
Author: Michael Ray Smith
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1608320340
Category: Nature
Page: 286
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From the heart of tornado alley, Smith takes us into the eye of America's most devastating storms and behind the scenes of some of the world's most renowned scientific institutions to uncover the relationship between mankind and the weather.

Weather Forecasting

Author: Gail Gibbons
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780785705475
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes forecasters at work in a weather station as they use sophisticated equipment to track and gauge the constant changes in the weather.

Eric Sloane's Weather Book

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486443574
Category: Nature
Page: 90
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"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.

Under the Weather

Author: Tom Fort
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780099461241
Category: Travel
Page: 335
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Tom Fort, whose writing has been variously described as "jocund," "slightly loopy," '"unbelievably poignant," and "deeply peculiar," travels around Britain experiencing some of its extremer climates and some of its more typical, with a view to explaining the British have made of their weather and what it has made of them. There are two interlocking strands: the story of those who—moved to an exceptional, sometimes obsessive degree by the fascination felt by so many—sought to know and understand the weather; and the story of its impact on history, culture, and ways of thought and behavior. He focuses on the people—the clergymen, the gentlemen of leisure, the crackpots, visionaries, charlatans, and shysters, all now largely or utterly forgotten—who volunteered and toiled for the cause, telling their stories by tracking them down to the places—usually their own gardens—where they indulged their quiet passion for measuring rainfall, scrutinizing dewdrops, tapping their barometers, and peering at their thermometers. Once the age of the amateur scientist was over, and the business of weather forecasting was annexed by professionals with state backing, it became a less colorful affair. The historical strand is, in part, a straightforward chronology; an account of the part played by climate in British history; how, when the sun shone and rain fell in gentle abundance, the nation prospered and multiplied; how, when the climate cooled, bringing wet summers and savage winters, they perished by plague and famine and retreated from places made unbelievable; how in time, as the society matured from a rural, peasant society, the weather became less a matter of life and death (though always an absorbing interest). But beyond that there is another dimension to its influence—the moral and spiritual one. This is contentious, but intriguing: the extent to which the British shape their view of "our weather," and the extent to which it may have shaped the British into the people they are.

Mountain Weather

Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders
Author: Jeff Renner
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485162X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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* Reading clouds, wind patterns, snow conditions, and other clues, pre-trip and on the mountain * Strategies for safety and survival in adverse weather conditions * Regional mountain weather phenomena to watch for across the U.S. Working as a broadcast meteorologist, author Jeff Renner hears all too frequent reports about weather-related hiking, climbing, and skiing accidents. He'll teach you how to avoid becoming a statistic: all it takes is a little basic weather knowledge, pre-trip planning, and vigilance on the mountain. Renner discusses the best information sources to guide you, clues to watch for in the field, and how to analyze it all, with particular emphasis on potential threats due to thunderstorms, mountain winds, snow, and avalanche hazards. If you do get caught under stormy skies, he'll tell you how to limit your exposure. The book is filled with tip lists and concrete examples. Renner also includes chapters on weather patterns region by region across the U.S., highlighted by reference maps. The book is in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series.

The Weather Handbook

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905490
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.

Storm Warning

The Origins of the Weather Forecast
Author: Pauline Halford
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750932158
Category: Science
Page: 285
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A history of the daily weather forecast.