Thursday, December 5, 2013

Outdoor Skills : How to Predict the Weather - David Webb



This article by David Webb article is interesting and beneficial for future trips as it refers to how to predict weather, using clouds, the colour of the sky, if the smoke of your fire hovers to ground and how low the birds fly. When on a trip it is a good idea to know the upcoming weather so you can plan around it.

The article states that if it hovers around the ground it means it is a low pressure system and that rain is on its way. If the clouds are moving in different directions in means that there is bad weather coming. Also, to do with clouds, if the clouds look wispy it means that good weather is coming, but if there are puffs clouds it means that rainy weather is up ahead. Lastly if the clouds are grey, expect a storm. The phrase “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.” is referred to  in the article, this means that if you see a red sky at night dry air is heading in your direction, meaning good weather the next day. If there is a red sky in the morning this means that dry air has passed and moisture is coming in. Lastly he stated that low flying birds means there is a storm approaching.

I found this article very beneficial and useful as it will help on future trips when you have no access to the weather network and you need to know the weather to plan the days ahead.
Webb, David. "Outdoors Skills: Predict the Weather." Canadas Source for Outdoor Adventure Hiking Camping Gear Travel Skills RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. <http://explore-mag.com/9499/skills/outdoors-skills-predict-the-weather>.

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  1. Good article and review. No further feedback required.

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