Long day's journey into night



  •  Antarctica has some unusual weather and astronomical properties. It seems that wunderground.com is having a tough time with Vostok Station's almanac...

     



  •  Tomorrow will also be four months from now.



  • @da Doctah said:

     Tomorrow will also be four months from now.

     

    Usually wunderground does a good job with edge cases like this, but I guess something went berzerk deep in their codebase the other day. Kind of like what happened to make this:

     

    The icon for current conditions is kind of funny. "Negative ten thousand knot winds? Feels like a thousand degrees? Visibility not applicable? Oh, hell, I'll just put a question mark."

     

     

     



  •  Joshua,quit stuffing around!

     I knew it was a long time until sunset, but forty years?



  • @PeriSoft said:

    Negative ten thousand knot winds? Feels like a thousand degrees? Visibility not applicable?

    That is quite obviously the weather report for a space shuttle on re-entry.



  • @Anonymouse said:

    @PeriSoft said:

    Negative ten thousand knot winds? Feels like a thousand degrees? Visibility not applicable?

    That is quite obviously the weather report for a space shuttle on re-entry.

     

    Or... someone detonated a nuke on the weather station.

     



  • @D-Coder said:

    Or... someone detonated a nuke on the weather station.
     

    This sounds rather plausible, actually.



  • @PeriSoft said:

    "Negative ten thousand knot winds? Feels like a thousand degrees? Visibility not applicable? Oh, hell, I'll just put a question mark."
     

    What about the pressure in inches? WTF? (Unless "in" is some other unit unknown in Google)



  • @Zemm said:

    @PeriSoft said:

    "Negative ten thousand knot winds? Feels like a thousand degrees? Visibility not applicable? Oh, hell, I'll just put a question mark."
     

    What about the pressure in inches? WTF? (Unless "in" is some other unit unknown in Google)

    It's shorthand for inches of mercury.



  • @bstorer said:

    @Zemm said:

    @PeriSoft said:

    "Negative ten thousand knot winds? Feels like a thousand degrees? Visibility not applicable? Oh, hell, I'll just put a question mark."
     

    What about the pressure in inches? WTF? (Unless "in" is some other unit unknown in Google)

    It's shorthand for inches of mercury.
     

    Ah so another unit of measurement unknown outside the USA...  At least Google could convert "29.3 inHg in hPa" (Google couldn't convert inches to hectopascals without the Hg). At least 992 hPa is within the normal range of atmospheric pressure.



  • @Zemm said:

    Ah so another unit of measurement unknown outside the USA...  At least Google could convert "29.3 inHg in hPa" (Google couldn't convert inches to hectopascals without the Hg). At least 992 hPa is within the normal range of atmospheric pressure.

    Well, most of Europe used its metric cousin "mmHg" till... can't remember... either 1950s or 1970s.



  • @bannedfromcoding said:

    Well, most of Europe used its metric cousin "mmHg" till... can't remember... either 1950s or 1970s.
     

    Ah that's right, I vaguely remember something about someone getting mercury poisoning in science in school. Of course Australia went metric in the 1960s and I was born in the 1980s so I've only known hectopascals for atmospheric pressure.


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