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AvastMH

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2015, 08:16:22 pm »
They do look a whole lot like the number '3'. Did this person train on the Patterson? (I jest)

Nope. Concord has it's own handwriting training school.  People are encouraged to hold the pencil either in their teeth or their toes and to press as lightly as possible so as to save on pencil lead and/or ink ;D

 ;D ;D ;D Paints a great mental picture

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2015, 08:57:18 pm »
Albatross Jan 1896 Mare Island
oqq and oqqr at 5am and 6 am.  I take it to mean lots of squalls.
first time I have seen double letters in the weather codes on this ship.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol027of055/vol027of055_020_0.jpg

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2015, 09:19:13 pm »
I'm tempted to say they're ogq and ogqr - the tail on the q seems more angled and made of two distinct pen strokes, whilst the g is a single stroke. 1am to 4am are then "og", and 9am onwards is "ocqr".

"g" translates as Gloomy/threatening weather, and I've seen it used on rare occasions on the Albatross.

I also note that the text page describes the first four hours as "Cloudy and gloomy", then "Cloudy, squally, and rainy" after that.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2015, 09:21:29 pm by Danny252 »

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2015, 09:20:35 pm »
I wonder if it could be a g and a q?

The events page (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol027of055/vol027of055_020_1.jpg) does mention gloomy :-\



Danny beat me to it ;)

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2015, 09:23:50 pm »
Third vote for 'g' here...  ;)

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2015, 11:02:19 pm »
I have altered them to 'g's.
I thought g was for gale.

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2015, 11:30:09 pm »
Official Logbook Instructions shows gloomy fairly consistently, but sometimes the codes have changed over time or US vs. UK logs.

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2015, 12:32:27 am »
I have altered them to 'g's.
I thought g was for gale.

The two uses of the 'g' don't go in the same column.  g = gale goes under Wind force.  g = gloomy goes under weather.  They may have both been used whenever the ship was not making wind force numerical.

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2015, 09:11:20 pm »
New (and hopefully temporary) weather scribe starting on the Albatross 1890.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol027of055/vol027of055_098_0.jpg
7pm cloud type reading expected to be none, looks more like Mim

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 09:44:01 pm »
On http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol027of055/vol027of055_100_0.jpg
I think the same scribe has put none at 1 PM,
cum nim at 5 AM,
and our mystery word at 10 PM

I would transcribe it as Nim or Mim :P
« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 09:54:11 pm by Randi »

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2015, 09:51:28 pm »
"min" for minimal?  certainly not standard for a "b" sky!!

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2015, 09:53:44 pm »
I wondered about that too, but I don't think so after looking at other pages :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2015, 10:48:55 pm »
"min" for minimal?  certainly not standard for a "b" sky!!

Nim is for Nimbus.

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Re: Confused by weather code
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2015, 10:54:13 pm »
"min" for minimal?  certainly not standard for a "b" sky!!

Nim is for Nimbus.

Might well be one of those towering thunder clouds that sometimes pop up in a clear summer Midwest sky.  They can dump a really drenching downpour over a very small area.  Forget predicting those rains, can't be done.


Single cell tstorm over Illinois courtesy of NOAA
« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 10:59:36 pm by Janet Jaguar »