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  • 18 Jul 2012
    Stephen Burt

    A nation obsessed with weather? No, I am talking about America!

    As a Brit, it’s traditional to believe that these cloudy and wet islands in the firing line of a succession of Atlantic storms are home to the most weather-obsessed nation on the planet. Not a bit of it, I’ve found; that title now definitely belongs to the U S of A. Where’s my evidence? I’ve recently written a book The Weather Observer’s Handbook, which seeks to provide guidance to professional and amateur observers alike in the business of making and maintaining weather observations. ‘Measuring the weather’ is not as easy as it sounds – making accurate measurements that are comparable with the readings from other weather stations a county away, a continent away or a century ago demands careful attention to standards set out in rather dense officialese by the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva.

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