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Wii Forecast, Accurate?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by DarkenSpirit, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. DarkenSpirit

    DarkenSpirit Grey Knight

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    South Pole Weather Data

    These data are the average of hourly measurements obtained at the South Pole Observatory between 0000 and 2300 UT on 30 Apr 2002

    * Air Temperature: -55.7 °C ( -68.3 °F )
    * Dew Point: -59.0 °C ( -74.2 °F )
    * Air Pressure: 687.09 mbar
    * Wind Speed: 4.4 m/s
    * Wind Direction: 107.9 degrees ( ESE )
    * Wind "Steadiness Factor": 98.7
    * Precipitation: 0 mm

    For more information (or more data), see the NOAA page explaining these data.
    http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/southpole.edu/weather2.html
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    Well thats odd isnt it, because my forecast says its -14°C at the South Pole... so how accurate is this weathernews huh? :) :eek:ut:
     
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    hmmmmm i wonder if nintedo is just making this up....................nah
     
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    http://www.wunderground.com/global/Region/AN/Temperature.html

    well doing more research it turns out its possible for the south pole to reach temperatures that high, as high as -25 degrees celsuis, however the south pole on the wii is dead center and it appears its frigid always there o.o

    I dunno anyone got any ideas on this one? Im just curious thats all =P Can't seem to get an actual definitive answer :wtf:
     
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    Global Warming Since 2002!
     
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    30 Apr 2002 it says..

    Today is December 20th 2006.
     
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    Yea i noticed the date too but its the only actual solid data it has. However if you look at the chart and compare i suppose the temperature would be only slightly different, no?

    The average for December in 1998 was -28.6 degrees celsuis, The other website said temperatures could get high as -15 during the summer time. But could the earth warmed up that much since then? It just seems the south pole would have been long gone if temperatures were that high >>

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    http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/weather/index.shtml

    this website has a little thing on the right saying the current temperature is -30, soo... eh i dunno =P
     
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    you realize that right now the southpole is getting a crap load of sunlight and will be getting it for a real long time, daylight=what? like 32 weeks? but with all that sunlight and reflection from the snow, the air temp would be a but high right now. An I beleive in my recent two science classes they mentiond that the southern pole air currents have change recently so that may explain the dif between 1998 and nows temp
     
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    That makes sense, I suppose I was more worried about the air temperature than the actual like core temperature, I suppose this matters in places like the south pole. So I suppose the Wii Forecast takes air temperature then? and how accurate has it been for you guys, compared to tv news weather casts?
     
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    Mine has been accurate, It predicted a snow/rain mix... I waited all day keeping that in mind and was a bit dissapointed but like at 7pm here it started snowing/raining! and the current weather is pretty accurate too, but I live maybe 20-30 Miles from my charted town so, a degree or two off from that distance is pretty damn good!
     

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