Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hoarse Racine

Ask the brae in the History of sell does the counter bank the Basket apple crated,
in the coins touching breadth a Mark or the Luke can that be of ale to bled Upper list,
sham rocking horse to the settle meant to bust at the bend throwing ester up,
in swallowing of ownership traded in for the Pew speaking on the provision of coughing.

Peach of pits to seeds of Stick that branch in belly Gutting to in Test in all is Nipped,
a byte to the Cat of clause to Proverbs on the psalms each law that section of the browse Hi bet,
from Mother Earth to skies on shirt the Pants that sheet of difference crawls to speaking at the turns,
yet on the conclusive measured by the rib and traps of sex Society does plunder on the read.

To If'ing on the Outing as the Ankle is the elbow room to dance the streak to ever in the Ned,
quicks to sand a Natures grand to set the Arm More's choice to eel.

Digest of the treasury is Often in the silenced of the dues Paid on dead Head crews that batter,
in Width of skirt to Robes and brooms Magnitude and Censure have risen dead to File,
in the past Century the Wars on the denture Footworking prints that Once did fill Sum shoes.

Terminology on Tigers or the Lyons talked to bring to letter of the bends the steps to Walk,
to turn from History as days of broth The End of butters Cows on Classed still does left the bowl,
method of a Dining Set is China or the Porcelain that Mortar of a Figure ream,
papers Pasture fields Pluck to pedestrian the Human Being on blankets Screaming flours,
to prance the Word to jinn A side on the spoke of Wheel Wright is stores that Front of snore.

Text detail on gossip Rails shots at spelling brews to Tell in Instance of the bell View,
alas the spur to snot the question for Positions have come Reined is the vocals Cause tick,
clocks on digital of the Fence to Swordplay or the Pick it sent Banking arbors Paid told.

How many Peoples must meet the Criteria before the reality of Collection occurs to Pile bodies dead,
on inspection or determined body partitions to say that death is And has been used to kill a perk,
for language in the breath is spoken shown as Fog smoking of the Oxygen for getting of the grab,
on Christmas east Stir the ample pictures Sandwiched with bull Loan knee to shift of Cape purse.

That Arena filled with Violets shower to Spread the Winds prevailing Mail and Yet its all so sneaked,
a National Broadcasting Networks wet Dream to at Employing rate of cream The Factory,
society Concentrates on the Toilets flushed but on the Paper it has been sealed to afford diplomacy.

The price is Dead that debt of paved to the Trains and Wars that brain to battles forming Cause,
each Calendar or Memory door either Either in its Core is betting Closer not closed on debt,
that Would remains like Hand Games patty Cake patty Cake ring a round the rose See on a track.

Purpose for the voice in Say is to chimney Words at play as coffee for the Air waves blues,
that herd of ears Whom is the kept of Remember the delivery tacking Subject of the bed.

Clear Day ~ BBC News

The birth of the weather forecast

  • 30 April 2015
  • From the sectionMagazine
The man who invented the weather forecast in the 1860s faced scepticism and even mockery. But science was on his side, writes Peter Moore.
One hundred and fifty years ago Admiral Robert FitzRoy, the celebrated sailor and founder of the Met Office, took his own life. One newspaper reported the news of his death as a "sudden and shocking catastrophe".
Today FitzRoy is chiefly remembered as Charles Darwin's taciturn captain on HMS Beagle, during the famous circumnavigation in the 1830s. But in his lifetime FitzRoy found celebrity not from his time at sea but from his pioneering daily weather predictions, which he called by a new name of his own invention - "forecasts".
There was no such thing as a weather forecast in 1854 when FitzRoy established what would later be called the Met Office. Instead the Meteorological Department of the Board of Trade was founded as a chart depot, intended to reduce sailing times with better wind charts.
With no forecasts, fishermen, farmers and others who worked in the open had to rely on weather wisdom - the appearance of clouds or the behaviour of animals - to tell them what was coming. This was an odd scenario - that a bull in a farmer's field, a frog in a jar or a swallow in a hedge-row could detect a coming storm before a man of science in his laboratory was an affront to Victorian notions of rational progress.
Early forecasting wit frogs
Early weather prediction, using frogs
Yet the early 19th Century had seen several important theoretical advances. Among them was an understanding of how storms functioned, with winds whirling in an anticlockwise direction around a point of low pressure.
Weather charts, another innovation, made it easier to visualise the atmosphere in motion. One influential theory argued that storms occurred along unstable fault lines between hot and cold air masses, just as we know earthquakes today happen on the boundaries of tectonic plates.
But despite this, the belief persisted among many that weather was completely chaotic. When one MP suggested in the Commons in 1854 that recent advances in scientific theory might soon allow them to know the weather in London "twenty-four hours beforehand", the House roared with laughter.
Admiral Fitzroy
But FitzRoy was troubled by the massive loss of life at sea around the coasts of Victorian Britain. Between 1855 and 1860, 7,402 ships were wrecked off the coasts with a total of 7,201 lost lives. FitzRoy believed that with forewarning, many of these could have been saved.
After the disastrous sinking of the Royal Charter gold ship off Anglesey in 1859 he was given the authority to start issuing storm warnings.
FitzRoy was able to do this using the electric telegraph, a bewildering new technology that, the Daily News observed, "far outstrips the swiftest tempest in celerity".
With the telegraph network expanding quickly, FitzRoy was able to start gathering real-time weather data from the coasts at his London office. If he thought a storm was imminent, he could telegraph a port where a drum was raised in the harbour. It was, he said, "a race to warn the outpost before the gale reaches them".
The Times weather forecast for 1 August 1861
The temperature in London was to be 62F (16.7C), clear with a south-westerly wind
The temperature in Liverpool was to be 61F, very cloudy with a light south-westerly wind
It was to be overcast in Nairn,Portsmouth and Dover with the latter predicted to hit a pleasant 70F, the same as Lisbon
The forecast also covered CopenhagenHelderBrest and Bayonne
FitzRoy's storm warnings began in 1860 and his general forecasts followed the next year - stating the probable weather for two days ahead.
For FitzRoy the forecasts were a by-product of his storm warnings. As he was analysing atmospheric data anyway, he reasoned that he might as well forward his conclusions - fine, fair, rainy or stormy - on to the newspapers for publication. "Prophecies and predictions they are not," he wrote, "the term forecast is strictly applicable to such an opinion as is the result of scientific combination and calculation."
For years the public had read quack weather prognostications in almanacs, but this was the first time that predictions had been sanctioned by government. First published in The Times in 1861 and syndicated in titles across Britain, they soon became fantastically popular.
Following a particularly successful forecast, satirical magazine Punch anointed FitzRoy their new "Clerk of the Weather" and suggested he should henceforth be known as "The First Admiral of the Blew".
The forecasts soon became a quirk of this brave new Victorian society. Their appeal instantly stretched beyond just fishermen and sailors. Organisers of country fairs, fetes and flower shows obsessed over them. They had a particular appeal for the horseracing classes who used the predictions to help them pick their outfits or lay their bets.
First weather forecast from the Times
But calculated by hand on threadbare data, the forecasts were often awry. In April 1862 the newspapers reported: "Admiral FitzRoy's weather prophecies in the Times have been creating considerable amusement during these recent April days, as a set off to the drenchings we've had to endure. April has been playing with him roughly, to show that she at least can flout the calculations of science, whatever the other months might do."
Reporting on the biggest date in the sporting calendar, the Derby, a month later, The Age wrote: "With what eagerness in every quarter was the meteorological column consulted in the newspapers where Admiral FitzRoy records the forecast of the weather, and with what satisfaction did the experienced interpreters of the prediction see that he had set down for the south of England - 'Wind SSW to WNW moderate to fresh, some showers', which of course indicated that it would be a remarkably fine day, and that the umbrellas might be left behind."
FitzRoy's hand-drawn weather chart
FitzRoy's hand-drawn weather chart
But often FitzRoy was surprisingly accurate and when he was mistaken he replied to his critics - "those whose hats have been spoilt from umbrellas being omitted" - through the letter pages of the Times.
This willingness to engage increased his popularity and solidified his reputation as a daring and gallant scientist. Over the next years a prize racehorse was named in his honour, as was a ship, and on one occasion Queen Victoria sent her messengers to his house to find out if the weather was going to be calm for her crossing to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.
Some papers suggested commercial uses for the forecasts. When French tightrope walker Charles Blondin arrived in London, proposing to traverse a wire over the Crystal Palace, Punch urged the organisers to charge extra for tickets in bad weather.
"The circumstance of a windy day must add very much to the excitement which is occasioned by Mr Blondin's terrific ascent. Admiral FitzRoy's 'forecasts' in the Times would generally enable them to anticipate the day before. When he is dancing on the tight-rope in a tempest, his spectators should give the space under his rope a wide berth."
But for all the light-hearted quips, FitzRoy faced more serious difficulties. Some politicians complained about the cost of the telegraphing back and forth. The scientific community were sceptical of his methods. While the majority of fishermen were supportive, others begrudged a day's lost catch to a mistaken signal.

The signals

Example of telegram
  • B - Barometer
  • E - Exposed thermometer in shade
  • D - Difference of wet bulb
  • W - Wind direction
  • F - Force (on Admiral Beaufort's Scale)
  • X - Extreme force since last report
  • C - Cloud (1-9)
  • I - Type of weather (b - blue sky; r - rain etc)
  • H - Hours of rainfall
  • S - Sea disturbance
A typical complaint was filed in the Cork Examiner. "Yesterday, at two o'clock, we received by telegraph Admiral FitzRoy's signal of a southerly gale. The gallant meteorologist might have sent it by post, as the gale had commenced the day before and concluded fully twelve hours before the receipt of the warning."
To compensate, FitzRoy worked harder than ever to decode the British weather. He published a book and gave lectures, but by 1865, with his critics in full voice, he was exhausted and beset by the return of an old depressive condition.
He retired from his west London home to Norwood, south of the capital, for a period of rest but he struggled to recover. The last forecast of his lifetime was published in his absence on 29 April 1865. It predicted thunder storms over London.
The following morning FitzRoy got out of bed to get ready for church. He kissed his daughter as he walked to his dressing room. Then he turned the key in the lock, and killed himself.
At the time it seemed that FitzRoy's forecasting project had ended in failure. But today his vision of a public forecasting service, funded by government for the benefit of all, is fundamental to our way of life.
His department, which began with a staff of three, now employs more than 1,500 people and has an annual budget of more than £80m. Perhaps the most fitting tribute came in 2002 when one of the BBC's iconic shipping forecast regions was renamed from Finisterre to FitzRoy in his honour.
Dame Julia Slingo, the Met Office's current chief scientist explains: "FitzRoy was really ahead of his time. He was not mistaken or eccentric, he was just at the start of a very long journey, one that continues today in the Met Office."
Peter Moore is the author of The Weather Experiment

Faults Hood All Sew Waisted

'Go the Game' a clapping to the word of Hand task while Memory goes Torque,
a Round on the Venue to break the banter as the Worth of Oral traditions Rise to sign,
both by the Ways of ryhthm to the speak and the Say it is the Tell of the blinking parlay,
to birth of the start as the length on the file Memory bouncing the sing in a star,
time on the file @ this the Proof to present in the Sign eyes still be kind,
for photographic storm asking the brain to be skill Making the Wave with Minuets sill.

The Mind is a Pane thine Window of Grace fancy that table with setting a Paced,
sheets crown to blanks while beings are gone foot teaching dario for greetings.

The Church Of Say Ton Founded by An Tawn

Oh row bot it through to the automatic of the write on constance of the swept,
the Jinn owe Side of this day on May in April on this the 30th ker plunk,
as year to date the Hoot of Wool on the platter of Crowned by the brain in a Tau,
as Ancient in that ankle Up to bend the knee and Ride the Foe,
answer West to North the south on the simple shrink to Argue the question Begged!!

Ought the wells be sunk to death on Crimson Moon read,
for in the Snap Shot to traps by Human deep sigh Be of the leaf on the Table say,
the Matter on the spin is to talk a Mortuary and not the Pin as pulling would Today,
that Now and Then to venture a Vulture!!

Pickings for the grub A worm to the Sink in the branch on the Hanging Plants,
on peanuts to Ache Corns the dog Patch barking a tremble of the shade,
in Camp of Torn to Corker send that Sat is of a Light in the T.B. of coughing a chin,
bang down on the concrete to sanction What the Watts on the denial of records or the C.D. again,
as scratch to Violin is the Pencil of the erase on the Fountain inked tattoo The plane!!!

Short shorter to brisket of the Tripe on the veal of the Cow touching the Milk with Sour spinach,
Pop eyes as the draw Concorde to Division on In with the Bing to spring you a Course of kail,
cabbage Rot on puppy cog Sails the pirate on the Whalers mile to discussion of stupidity,
that dead is Dead and dead is Dead and dead is Dead too dead is Dead on Dead Again,
piled Up on the dug Graves that bury the Knews to propagate the Sides to Colds!!

Get Chew of the board on the Speeds of lights to Bridle the rein with ad Versions,
in chaplet on Bill lets conversation the Charge as Off to once in the Always screaming,
today will play the Wine glass to dinner the lunch at a Breakfast in A minor of the Cause,
so unless the Door is bell on the Wringing of the wrist it is the Text on batter to beat the Chain,
a letter to the loft on Whom is the burial on the diggers of the Tongue to Parlay!!

Commercial Reality with the bite of Old Saint Stick as the Carrot of arson to the Ovens Bake,
never bring the Current Channel to the Sparkle of the shiner on the Humanity of no Paints,
wigs and the snails on the treat of the Big Bends for the Cloak Room death Plans for Roots!!

Shipping trades to the permission of the Living all wise to the game of the More's skinner of Lamps,
delight the Coffin with  A Flag and Play the goods to Conversation as the Shopping barks breeze,
responsibles are the Brought to the Balance of the BAAL!!

Gabriel on the flight to the Dungeon of the gone to Grasp the lather on the Dike,
make that a jinn dur War and fantastic On with the Hover craft of skates that Ice is freeze,
to the Cube it Call of chalk on the Spout of the Mouth gagged bye dish be leaved,
soar are the shoulders that Carriage of the Harness to B.D.S.M. in the sleeve,
yet on this Plan It the earth is Dirt that grounds the nail to Pale the shallows in the Rains knight!!

Sparks of Knight Tron to fuel the ever Glades with brakes to supply a Sweet sandy to lands,
in terrible to bounding the ride on Hacking rounds to Cross Country on the Horses harp,
at saddle the Event is in Treasured at the Run it is For Sever the steam to Nox back,
twice on the Three batter strike the Game of O`Poly is a Venture to the Fax.

Held in harbor on the pier of Dans that texture to Steel in the banks of Sands,
blink touch that part to the Hand held at the Moment of the daily brakes,
a rubber band is Scout to the Mk holster to Bam,
oh what a Clip to Master bait at the most Natural of compassing Start,
a Barn that is Sew Stable that the Stall is a Cleaner too bucket the Precision as A good ole fashioned Groom.

The Awe Of Master Bay Shun

Concentration concentration Now begun,
in the Time of Age ankles line the Basket in the beef lugs Chimed,
whistle Wicker mail leaks to the balance on the type that Dock^it Inside editionals,
provisions to the desk of Hong a grate to skate the Bars of toll Owing to the brick,
mortar Mortal got a Class of forget to Men^Shunned ducks the Clatter of a seat!!

Down goes the Prose of shoulders Lei to Flour with the Cot a crib Wooden scenes to scatter,
that is the sky on bent in tongue to base the Porch to alter Back on the church Foundations call,
touch a whisper Hear the spear to the Tops and Hats at clear Know delight for shackled,
in A Mount to ride the Cruise sew coral its a Read a crease that Hemming Way of alley Played!!

Oh for the purchase on the Bright Ton smack,
sat turks day like Chicken Soup,
in the All Saints Day a Plaque to Crow the joe`n of Arch!!

Platter platter Clap merry Mac the laptop on the Computations price,
stipulate the interview to what was cave and hows the blue,
in that sing a song to Skip scratching Violets on the glue,
in paste and Strip to port^A^Paul awkward kiss from Jude!!

Apple Cancer byte the Skeet to rifle Barker on the taint Elbows of the shoulder Loop,
got a Maggot or the Cloup is the speaking tired Roos can the Kanga muster stew,
etch Ouch the part of sludge to Tax the Knee with true be Signed outs are B.D. tooth.

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ask the Answer quest Shunned land ate the Pi on best of scram,
green legs on stand.

Bought the face dime on a Clip to snip Pets of the tense hoe Tell,
field Crinkle sounders float at that Mind its Ole A soap!!

Camera blinks with language disk drink it Pole and grant the Swarm,
as the Tech is smiled slip A Whipper Will be abs that kong in pimples of the Peek show scene,
calm Preview to relaxed Worry knots the Upper Slacks to teach Professionals at the barn`d,
paddock Screen to oust the keen to grant it back with abhor Bull a Var to Irons thor!!

Hammer exact taste The Frill its the day of dancing skill On the Schedule for a Church,
altering know banks of Quilt the stitch in sign is kind of 'till the barrier built is blown,
by simple Say to Notions lay a good Old Fashion on the Tron be long the card of cart Warred,
in fashion Able dressed to Chill Owe be Won the Ka Know be gun Fires in the bon bon knights.

Electric Lights

As I sing to the funny times on the simple of the notes to Tack the girth as a bit piece,
in the file on the happened a Horror took place at the sail of my Sunday cruise to stair,
the clerk of the Table brought to Head a Nail that was A Sure Shot to my past in Bearings,
range the story to the terror of the come and what is in the Hand that slams to be gun.

Purse Structure to book as the Chapter on verse be longed to the Verbal tongue of pressured,
to have had the language compass a pack that Shoulders of the still I state to the situation of room,
jacked this corn to Pad the shrill as to Pork bun a question as to have asked could reed test,
I put to the plate on that just a Whip to the crackers of vernacular to the twisted of wrung.

In year for the born to date on the Month after performance ran sudden I daisy the pride,
to know of the lend to this Natural spend It is the spectacular of trending days to meld,
clap Your hands and blowing in the prevailing Wind the sound of silence hears the lane,
motion to stone that wonderful grown A Tell that is crowded but performs with a rattling.

History on paper the Judges that sanction touch on the gather this collection of Mechanics,
gorge to the Valley a forge for the Snake creature Featuring the show of the laid,
many are the Also creams that Wipe the eyes of Pain for is the prime on Math A Mat ticks or Slain.

Dust shelves brain to Mind as the connections that Thought,
in saving pictures to grains that Operations all the salt,
spice to Ore the compass of the Horror marshes that log the Count with a taste of butters Chord.

Slippery when Wet the posture of the Snip a Pet is on the Vista and laughters All the Crick.