Saturday, 12 January 2013

Admiral Fitzroy's take on the big freeze

You would have to have been living in a cave for the past week to have avoided news of a big freeze on the way.

The papers are full of it, including the world's greatest which we know leads the way when it comes to the weather, and there is no doubt there is a definite chill in the air and a sense of foreboding in the sky.

So, what does the Admiral Fitzroy storm glass have to say about this?

Last week this little cylinder of meteorological genius forecast heavy air and frost and overcast skies.

Well, if all the predictions are true, there will be no mistaking it was right on that one.

But what is it saying today, as we inch closer to the potentially historic whiteout?

Massive crystals at the bottom with a clear solution and a few floaters on the top, excuse me while I consult the charts.......

Apparently - Thick air, snow and frost.

Will it be spot on??

1 comment:

  1. My Storm Glass shows a similar formation to your example today (12/3/13). My interpretation is frost (from the crystals at the bottom) and wind (from the crystals at the top). There's quite a clear-cut delineation between the two sets of crystals, with a top cloud about 1cm thick, then a 5cm clear gap, then a 5cm cloud at the bottom.
    Seems accurate :-)
    Mick from Stroud