Weather predictions

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 15:37
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Saw this in the paper this morning and it made very interesting reading for me. I had never heard of this storm glass but I might be tempted to get one.

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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 15:48

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 15:48
Hi 9900Eagle

I have seen these and have been fascinated with them before at the Chart and Map Shop I go to to get my custom maps printed. I have included link below. They aren't cheap though! Also not sure about accuracy or gimmickry!

Sorrenssons Storm Glass

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:23

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:23
Yes not sure myself although I don't think the fella in the story had anything to gain from the article.

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Follow Up By: Member - J&A&KK - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 18:20

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 18:20
Anthony

Try chicken gizzards, old bones or tea leaves first.

The Storm Glass is a good thing to have on the library shelf as a curiosity. Apart from showing temperature change, and maybe the rate of change, it does nothing else. If you buy one it definitely needs to be brass!

Link to Storm Glass Research

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 18:32

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 18:32
John tried your link but it said you don't have permission to access
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 19:19

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 19:19
That's because it was meant for me 9900Eagle LOL!

No it actually told me the same thing.

@ John

I first came across them when I hung out with some super pretentious yachting types. They would consult them before deciding on whether to go out on the boat (sorry yacht). They must work, because we always seemed to have fine weather for sailing - actually I never saw them in wet weather gear either LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 at 22:30

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 at 22:30
Nothing wrong with "chicken gizzards" if you know how to read them.
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Reply By: Member BarryG - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:45

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:45
Here's a less expensive version (no brass)
Fitzroy's Storm Glass

I have no connection with them - just Googled it.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:54

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:54
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But Barry, it is the brass that gives it the accuracy.

The ones at the Bureau of Meteorology are all brass construction.
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Follow Up By: Member BarryG - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:56

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:56
Of course Allan, it must be the brass!
Haha.

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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 18:35

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 18:35
Barry, they are pulling your leg. That is a octopus enema kit
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:59

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 17:59
And even more variety available on good old Fleabay :-)

Storm Glass

It's amazing the technology we have these days from digital barometers and weather stations through to smart wrist watches. Even my Casio Rangemaster wrist watch has a function that tracks & records barometric pressure to warn of varying weather conditions.

Might be that we can still learn something from the old ways although I still reckon a good mate watching over your trip route as it progresses with access to the BoM website and a satphone is often the best though.

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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 20:15

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 20:15
An old bloke near Gatton uses onion rings (cups) and salt. Swears by its accuracy.
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 21:29

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018 at 21:29
I don't need no fancy Norweejun storm glass! - I've got my weather forecasting device! - and it werks reel good!!

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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 at 21:49

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 at 21:49
Dang!! - It looks like Glenn Adamus' Storm Glass was right with its forecast, again!!

" ... Glenn believes it means there is "big weather ahead for the Capricorn Coast region".

"Three years ago it was going off like it did now... that was two weeks before Marcia hit," he said.

"It seem to kick in about two weeks prior to a big low depression, about two days prior to electrical thunder storm activity.

"The oil at the top indicates humidity, and on a clear winters day there is no humidity."

While it might not be a cyclone this time, Glenn thinks it will be some rain.

"We are going to get a weather event," he said.

"I don't want to see a flood, but I want to see some good heavy rain.

"It's never let me down."


As of 4:00PM AEST today, Cyclone Linda is active in the Coral Sea, and heading towards the QLD coast!!

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20065.txt

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Reply By: Genny - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 at 08:29

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 at 08:29
Storm glass - test
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