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#1482451 - 23/12/2018 16:00 Weather forecasting before satellites and computers
liberator Offline
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Registered: 28/11/2010
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I was recently watching the TV Show Das Boot. (Set in 1942). One of the characters asked what the weather forecast was to be for tomorrow. He was told, fog in the morning which will clear later etc...

That got to me thinking - just how was weather forecasted in the earlier 90's, before the advent of satellites and computers?

I'm sure I can Google this but I think this is worthy of discussion in this space.

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#1482464 - 23/12/2018 17:40 Re: Weather forecasting before satellites and computers [Re: liberator]
Funkyseefunkydo Offline
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Registered: 30/04/2007
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Loc: East Lake Macquarie
Did you mean 90s or 40s?

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#1482465 - 23/12/2018 17:54 Re: Weather forecasting before satellites and computers [Re: liberator]
Beltane Offline
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Registered: 15/10/2001
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Loc: Warriewood 2102 NSW
A good place to start delving is this site:

http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/fam/
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#1482467 - 23/12/2018 18:26 Re: Weather forecasting before satellites and computers [Re: liberator]
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I started with BoM in 1963. From memory the first sat pix was 1966 and no computers at that stage. Forecasts went out to 2 days with a daily summary of possibilities out to a week. Computers slowly crept in from late 60's.
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