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Offline Garth Bock

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First thing in the morning....
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:18:16 PM »
Get your morning coffee and predict the weather...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Predict-weather-with-a-cup-of-coffee/


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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 06:49:02 PM »
I'll have to start watching for that. Curious now. :-)

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 07:08:30 PM »
I think it works backwards on the other side of the world.  err....Or is that counterclockwise below the equator?  I get it all mixed up.   :oops:
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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 10:23:51 PM »
Can the coffee drinkers reading this thread commit to validating this theory over the next week?  This IS a weather-enthusiast forum afterall.

I pledge to monitor my morning coffee bubbles and report the day's weather until March 1.  Anyone else?


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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 10:43:22 PM »
After reading about it this morning (here), I went for my second cup. Bubbles formed in the center while i was pouring and then remained in a group and slowly moved to one side. Barometer has been on the rise since then, 5 hours ago with mostly clear sky. :-P :roll:

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 11:11:38 PM »
I've heard that if you see ridges in your coffee, you're probably very nervous.  Or having an earthquake.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the ridges will be upside-down.
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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 12:20:08 AM »
I've heard that if you see ridges in your coffee, you're probably very nervous.  Or having an earthquake.


Or a T-Rex is heading your way......

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 03:27:19 AM »
I've heard that if you see ridges in your coffee, you're probably very nervous.  Or having an earthquake.


And if you see clouds in your coffee, you're Carley Simon.   =D>
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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 06:29:25 AM »
I've heard that if you see ridges in your coffee, you're probably very nervous.  Or having an earthquake.


And if you see clouds in your coffee, you're Carley Simon.   =D> 

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 06:38:16 AM »
Cant decipher my Latte this morning. Lots of "bubbles", guess either a hurricane or a blizzard.

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2012, 09:36:08 AM »
I've heard that if you see ridges in your coffee, you're probably very nervous.  Or having an earthquake.


And if you see clouds in your coffee, you're Carley Simon.   =D>
(Beat me to it)

 =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 10:34:24 AM »
Wha..what bubbles?

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 11:42:37 AM »
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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2012, 02:26:46 PM »
Almost lost my train of .....darn......oh....



Deja Brew:  The feeling that you've had this coffee before.

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 02:30:28 PM »
Deja Brew:  The feeling that you've had this coffee before.

I thought that was heartburn.   :roll:
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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012, 10:44:41 PM »
If you plan on testing this hypothesis keep records and don't over do it....

Jeff Bezos said that in Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine.........while its running.....

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 08:57:15 AM »
Testing it with first-cup only.  Not validating six times.  My wife doesn't let me near her sewing-machine anyway.

February 23 forecasts...
Local TV weather = Partly Sunny
The Weather Channel = Party Cloudy
Wunderground = Partly Cloudy
NWS = Partly Sunny
Davis Vue = Partly Cloudy
6:00am Coffee = Clearing in a few hours

And the observation...
Morning overcast, mostly sunny by noon, overcast by late afternoon, light rain overnight.

My interpretation...
All forecasts fairly close.


February 24 forecasts...
Local TV weather = 100% chance of precipitation
The Weather Channel = 90% chance of rain
Wunderground = 100% chance of precipitation
NWS = 100% chance of rain
Davis Vue = Partly Cloudy
6:00am Coffee = expect rain in 12 hours

Observations to follow...

[edit] jumped in the Tardis and corrected the dates [/edit]
« Last Edit: February 24, 2012, 10:25:12 AM by xykotik »


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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 09:21:55 AM »
It Works!  After my 12th cup of coffee I finally was able to thread the sewing machine!  Seriously, I'm a coffee maniac.  I will try this on my next cup and report back.  There is nothing like a good cup of freshly roasted coffee in the morning.  These days I'm even roasting my own.  Every sunday the garage smells like a coffee shop!
 

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 10:06:14 AM »
Testing it with first-cup only.  Not validating six times.  My wife doesn't let me near her sewing-machine anyway.

March 23 forecasts...
Local TV weather = Partly Sunny
The Weather Channel = Party Cloudy
Wunderground = Partly Cloudy
NWS = Partly Sunny
Davis Vue = Partly Cloudy
6:00am Coffee = Clearing in a few hours

And the observation...
Morning overcast, mostly sunny by noon, overcast by late afternoon, light rain overnight.

My interpretation...
All forecasts fairly close.


March 24 forecasts...
Local TV weather = 100% chance of precipitation
The Weather Channel = 90% chance of rain
Wunderground = 100% chance of precipitation
NWS = 100% chance of rain
Davis Vue = Partly Cloudy
6:00am Coffee = expect rain in 12 hours

Observations to follow...

Uh....you mean February 24 forecasts...not March right....or does the coffee you drink accelerate time too ?

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2012, 10:23:40 AM »
Testing it with first-cup only.  Not validating six times.  My wife doesn't let me near her sewing-machine anyway.

March 23 forecasts...
March 24 forecasts...

Uh....you mean February 24 forecasts...not March right....or does the coffee you drink accelerate time too ?

OK, you caught me.  I made my observations before the first cup, and the post after the sixth.  (edit to follow)


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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2012, 11:45:14 AM »
Uh....you mean February 24 forecasts...not March right....or does the coffee you drink accelerate time too ?

Details details   #-o 

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2012, 08:55:59 AM »
The verdict for yesterday's weather???  Overcast morning, steady moderate rain from noon on.

All forecasts good, except for Vue.

Today's forecasts were interrupted as I was compiling them.  Just as I was reading the NWS severe weather alert for high winds, the power went out.  No coffee yet, and typing in the dark on my wife's laptop until the UPS on my network stuff dies.   :sad:

February 25 forecasts...
Local TV weather = Mostly Cloudy and Rain - Wind
The Weather Channel = Mostly Cloudy
Wunderground = Overcast and 60% Chance of precip
NWS = Overcast, windy, snow tonight
Davis Vue = Cloudy
6:00am Coffee = power out.  100% chance of scattered crankiness.

[edit]
In the interest of science, I found the kettle and made some instant (Starbucks Via - still just emergency coffee at best)  
revised forecast...
6:30am Coffee = expect rain in 12 hours
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[edit2]
And the observation...
Morning high winds and very few drops/flakes.  Mostly sunny by 10:00am.  Calm and clear by 6:00pm.

My interpretation...
Local TV weather = 33% (wind yes, rain no, mostly-cloudy, no)
The Weather Channel = NO
Wunderground = NO
NWS = 33% (wind yes, overcast no, snow-tonight no)
Davis Vue = NO (since it cleared up only a few hours later for the rest of the day, i say no)
6:00am Coffee = NO
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« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 10:30:24 PM by xykotik »


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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2012, 09:14:54 AM »
 :lol: That's funny. I was reading down through your post grinning until the part where the power went out and no coffee yet. Immediately the grin left. Then the end your forecast summed it up well and the grin returned. :lol: man, I'd be running around like crazy to build a fire to boil water. Gotta have that mojo.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 09:35:07 AM by DanS »

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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2012, 10:33:02 PM »
All of my edits for today are hard to read...  Here is today all cleaned up...

February 25 forecasts...
Local TV weather = Mostly Cloudy and Rain - Wind
The Weather Channel = Mostly Cloudy
Wunderground = Overcast and 60% Chance of precip
NWS = Overcast, windy, snow tonight
Davis Vue = Cloudy
6:30am Coffee = expect rain in 12 hours

And the observation...
Morning high winds and very few drops/flakes.  Mostly sunny by 10:00am.  Calm and clear by 6:00pm.

My interpretation...
Local TV weather = 33% (wind yes, rain no, mostly-cloudy, no) so I say NO
The Weather Channel = NO
Wunderground = NO
NWS = 33% (wind yes, overcast no, snow-tonight no) so I say NO
Davis Vue = NO (since it cleared up only a few hours later for the rest of the day, i say no)
6:30am Coffee = NO


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Re: First thing in the morning....
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2012, 10:25:44 AM »
February 26 forecasts...
Local TV weather = Partly sunny, chance of snow showers
The Weather Channel = Mostly Cloudy, chance of rain/snow showers
Wunderground = Overcast, Snow showers
NWS = Cloudy, Snow showers
Davis Vue = Partly cloudy
7:00am Coffee = maybe some weather, clearing in a few hours

[edit]
And the observation...
Morning clouds and scattered snow showers.  Mostly sunny by 10:00am for the rest of the day.

My interpretation...
Local TV weather = YES
The Weather Channel = NO (mostly sunny, not mostly cloudy)
Wunderground = NO
NWS = YES (weren't specific about how many clouds, so ok)
Davis Vue = YES
6:30am Coffee = YES
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« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 09:01:28 AM by xykotik »


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