Is the water too cold to swim?

This article is, once again, a variation of the most popular question here: “What temperature of water is too cold to swim in”?, which I’ve written about before. The temperature at the Guillamene last Sunday week (October 16th, 2011) was about 13° Celsius (55° F). That’s far warmer than what most people will imagine, not…

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How To: Pressure (synoptic) weather charts explored

Following on from the discussion on hectopascals and atmospheric pressure: Let’s use the same chart again. This time you know what the numbers mean, various high and low pressure areas. But there are different kinds of lines to be seen also. In this chart we are concerned with five types light black line with numbers…