Skip to comments.Barometric Pressure: When did it become MB's?
Posted on 03/14/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by PROCON
When the Heck did the weather people quit reporting on the barometer? I remember how important the barometric pressure was to the weather folks, but now they're hardly touching on it, and are reporting it in millabars? I still have a wall thingy that shows the temperature, the humidity AND THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE starting at about 28 and going to about 32. Low numbers meaning bad weather, higher numbers meaning nicer weather. Am I crazy or has anyone else noticed this too. Sheesh, maybe I have too much time on my hands, but just saying.....
Millibars are SI units.
1 millibar = 0.0295333727 inches of mercury.
Your old one is in inches of mercury. SI is a little more accurate but overall functionally the same.
I haven’t noticed the weather idiots talking about millibars but then again once they signed on to AGW I stopped listening to them and now read my own maps from intellicast.
National Weather Service still reports barometric pressure in inches.
The weather report has been dumbed-down, just like most of the news.
BTW, it’s 1056 millibars here today, whatever that means...
I was brought up on both.
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Do you mean metric units?
Navy Bro, the Clintonista regime definately tried to dumb us down, didn’t work on us FReepers :-)
SI = System International
Le Système international d’unités
I measure everything in my own unique way.
Millie’s Bar was a place back home where we all went to drink after work.
SI units are the International System of Units. Basically after WWII, the science community got tired of all the different systems of measurement, including different nations using different metric systems. So, they consolidated everything so that moles, meters, degrees K, etc all meant the same thing for everybody.
The weather rock has proven to be a reliable weather indicator.
If the rock is wet, it’s raining.
If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
If the rock is not visible, it is foggy.
If the rock is white, it is snowing.
If the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost.
If the ice is thick, it’s a heavy frost.
If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
If the rock is under water, there is a flood.
If the rock is warm, it is sunny.
If the rock is missing, there was a tornado.
If the rock is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane.
If the rock has white splats on it, watch out for birds.
Just because someone calls something “international” doesn’t necessarily make it so. In the USA, it’s called the metric system.
And frankly, the bar is not “SI”; it’s actually considered deprecated by those scientists.
BTW, its 1056 millibars here today, whatever that means
How much is that in bit coin
LOL, and I’m raising a beer in your honor right now, my FRiend. :-)
She's in college now, so she eventually turned out OK.
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