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 Post subject: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 2:13 pm 
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How do you read it correctly? Mine says “Continued cool weather” and it’s raining outside...

Looks like this: Image


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 Post subject: Re: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 2:17 pm 
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sounds like your pressure needle is stuck.

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 2:22 pm 
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simplex1040 wrote:
sounds like your pressure needle is stuck.

It’s moved in the last few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 2:47 pm 
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well my electronic weather station will show a "forecast" based on rising or falling pressure. Yesterday it was showing rain, it was cloudy but no rain. so today it is raining cats and dogs
sothe "forecast" on it was right. so maybe yours is "forecast" as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 3:34 pm 
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a falling barometer indicates bad weather of several kinds, rising indicates better weather.
What either is, is up to speculation and education from those who know how to mix in humidity too

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 4:11 pm 
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You need to know if the pressure had risen or fallen from the last reading. Your picture shows that it rose from "Fair Next 24 Hrs." to "Winds & Fair".
I learned from my dad that you need to check the pressure and reset the marker several times a day to get a realistic idea of what the upcoming weather might be. I've
been doing this for years but now I have an electronic weather station that does this automatically. It's still fun to check my analog barometers, though. Yes, it is a
forecast...not what the actual weather is at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Tue 23, 2018 3:06 am 
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Those analog barometers have an adjustment screw on the back, I can't find the manual for mine at the moment but I remember it said to look up your current barometric pressure in your town/city (local weather channel) then adjust it accordingly.

The elevation of your location plays a big part in accuracy of the instrument.

https://www.wikihow.com/Set-a-Barometer

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor Stormoguide
PostPosted: Jan Tue 23, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Warm air from the surface rises, cool air from above sinks. Warm air also carries more moisture than cool air. So when warm, moist air is rising into the sky from the vicinity of the barometer, the pressure will be lower and the pointer will move in the falling direction. As the warm air rises, it cools and the moisture in it condenses, producing a good chance of clouds and precipitation, perhaps storms. When cooler, drier air descends into an area, the barometric pressure rises and the weather will be dry and cool, and possibly windy. In theory anyway.

To read your barometer you have to note the trend of the needle--is it rising or falling? It also helps if you take note of the temperature and humidity in your area as they also have a bearing on things. Your instrument has temperature and humidity dials too, but they are of limited usefulness if the instrument isn't outdoors. Note that most aneroid barometers such as this are intentionally made "stiff." You have to tap them gently to get them to move, then set the pointer. This is so you can see which way the trend is going when you tap it.

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