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#51 skipman

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

Part 2

Right Click in " Weather " box Left Click on " Add row "

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Enter Afternoon in " Day " box

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

Part 3

Right Click in " Weather " box Left Click on " Add row " a new row appears

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Repeat for Early Evening, and Evening. EDIT (NOW EVENING AND NIGHT)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:47 PM

Part 4

Add data here Rain 5 am etc etc etc

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To add another entry in the "Morning " Right click in weather box

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Left click on " Add row "

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:59 PM

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A new row appears

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Add Data and repeat for any other extra entries

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When finished Left Click on Save in EasyEdit Toolbar

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Hope that makes sense. I think it is a better way of adding information.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:46 AM

Just found this website: http://www.oldweather.org/.

There is an article on this project in the current Feb 2012 issue of Scientfic American: click here.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

Surely the Met Office has OFFICIAL AUTHORITATIVE data? With measurements, not subjective reactions?

There were a goodly number of Met Men deployed for various reasons.

I must declare an interest: ex-Chief Met Officer British Forces Germany 1989 to 1995-ish.


Just having a look through this again, and of course you are right Grumpy. I'm plugging away with Official History data, which is as near as Official authoritative information as is available to me at the moment. I have no doubt, made mistakes with some entries, so treat with caution, but hope it's of use to somebody. As time goes by, hopefully more accurate info can be added, with temperatures, and rainfall data. Early days, and feel free to add honest criticism. I would rather know it was ******** than blunder on.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

How much of an official Met Office presence was there on the Western Front? Did GHQ have forecasters on tap as it were?

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    Also remembering my Great-Great-Uncle Pte 30649 Frederick John Holbrook, 2nd Bn, Welsh Regiment, Died of Wounds 26 July 1916, buried Heilly Station Cemetery, II D 11 aged 19 according to CWGC, but born 5 May 1898. Entered France 12 May 1915. (Avatar)

Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

Answering my own question, the online catalogue of the Met Office archives suggests that there would be relevant stuff in W05 R3, one title in this class is "Papers connected with meteorology and work at General Head Quarters in France during World War I", http://library.metof...ord=b1512123~S1

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

Thanks very much David. Haven't much time at moment, but will have a look later.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

Wetpaint are in the process of, or have already, upgraded their servers, and as a result the site is much faster (well it is at the moment) In the future it should be a lot faster, if not of more use?

Grumpy's point Click " Surely the Met Office has OFFICIAL AUTHORITATIVE data? With measurements, not subjective reactions? " is obviously a good one, but, the official weather reports will not give the weather conditions that affected an action, at a particular place/time, for example from the Official History;

Friday 12/3/1915 " At 5 am the German infantry moved forward to counter-attack. Day was beginning to break, but a thick mist effectually covered from view the advancing lines until they were some 60 yds from the British front trenches. Neuve Chapelle. " Obviously Met Office reports do not give the information, that attacking troops were hidden from the defending troops, until within 60 yards of them?

If 2 or 3 sources can be added agreeing on the weather at a particular place/time, that should be useful?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

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We have heard you and are investing to make improvements to our Wikis infrastructure and restore the quality of service you have come to expect. Specifically, we have purchased a new, powerful server which we’ll use it as a database server to power the back-end systems for the wikis.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:59 AM

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Good news.

It may be worth doing a backup before they start messing about with servers !!!!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

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Good news.

It may be worth doing a backup before they start messing about with servers !!!!

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Good thinking, and have done.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

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Likewise.....so we should be ok.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

The weather has been very quiet of late. B)

Found this that might be of interest to some?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

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Great find.

I will add the information to the Western Front year pages.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

Cheers Ian, there's an 'English' button top right=ish.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Cheers Ian, there's an 'English' button top right=ish.

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Mike

Just updated the year pages.


Tried the English button and it through a wobbly. I wil try to look around the site to see what information is there. However, just off to Greyfriar's.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

More weather data Here

Rainfall etc, from various weather stations around France. Should be useful?



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:56 AM

Excellent Temperature and Isobar charts for 1914 from Météo Passion

Hopefully 1915-1918 will be added some time?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:56 AM

I haven't added anything new to this for some time, and have not been able to access the site. " wetpaint " have been taken over by " wikifoundry " so if you copy and paste this URL into your transport bar, you should be able to access the site again.

 

http://ww1weatherrep...ikifoundry.com/

 

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Edit, Even better this link works. Feel free to add any info, and you can have a practice Here