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The Sky-Writing Weather Report

Just like those maps the TV weather reporter uses, but...
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Just once, I'd like to see the the map the TV weather reporter uses rendered in sky-writing (i.e. coloured smoke, released from an aeroplane).
Even if it were not possible to provide such a report on a cloudy day, the sun symbols they use for fine days would still look nice. I'm also hoping that wind direction arrows done in smoke would actually get blown along by the wind.
hippo, Aug 22 2002

The tool they need http://www.digitala...com/aurora_map.html
Digital Anarchy's Aurora Sky for After-Effects could do just what you's want. [(), Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Puff matrix printer http://www.perspect.../stunt_skytype.html
Skytyping [(), Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Indian weatherman http://www.jokeswar...oke.cgi?id=20071124
[pashute, Mar 03 2013]


       I like this. Especially if they provided real-time weather reports in the sky above you: IT IS SUNNY UP HERE.
General Washington, Aug 22 2002

       ..."If you can read this, expect clear skies and moderate temperatures."...   

       ..."I F y o u ha v e a h a r d tim e re a d ing th i s.. i t mi g h t b e f a ir l y win d y..."
Mr Burns, Aug 22 2002

po, Aug 22 2002

       ......or......... w
...t .... n ........ a
... o ... a ......... t
...... d .......... hc
RayfordSteele, Aug 22 2002

       ...that's not hail, we're just having a little trouble with our restroom holding tank..
Mr Burns, Aug 22 2002

       ...surrender dorothy....
Mr Burns, Aug 22 2002

       It could have a row of smoke sprayers on the back of the plane to form pixels and "print" an image on the sky.
BinaryCookies, Aug 22 2002

       ..Made by Cirrus Logic, inc..
Mr Burns, Aug 23 2002

       Couldn't you just look up in the sky and see what kind of whether it whas?   

       On the other hand, this could be used as a warning system: Rain coming in two hours... for people out recreating in nature.
polartomato, Aug 23 2002

       In agrarian provinces of China, they have been firing anti-aircraft weapons at ominous clouds since the 1970's to precipitate disastrous hail storms and avert major crop damage. They claim that these "Weather Attacks" work.   

       On this side of the Pacific, Americans have been seeding clouds with Nitrates and bombarding them with Sonic pulses with somewhat less enthusiastic results.   

       Personally, I want to see evidence of Americans getting serious about attacking hail-bearing clouds by leveling close-proximity heat-inducing microwaves on major storm centers. I'm not sure what we'll do to cope with all the rainfall, but at least summer crops will not be flattened by frozen hailstones prior to harvest. (The good news, I suppose, is that little of America's breadbasket resembles Europe's Elbe Basin for historic interest.)
jurist, Aug 23 2002

       They are having a laugh, surely.
Zircon, Aug 23 2002

       If you can't see the sky writing the weather is bad! I think its a bit like stone weather forecasting   

       The stone was suspended from a solid frame by a piece of string.   

       If the stone was swinging, it was windy.   

       If the stone was still, it was a calm day.   

       If the stone was hot, it was sunny.   

       If the stone was cold, it was winter.   

       If the stone was dry, it was fine weather.   

       If the stone was wet, it was raining.   

       Make one for yourself and see how it works.
PiledHigherandDeeper, Jun 05 2003

       Freida from Kibbutz Hazorea told me that she grew up next door to an old Yekka (German Jew) who every morning would get up early, come out with his "Zalman pants" (wide short pants that reach up to the knees, and old men's thin wiry legs extend from them) bend down to a wooden box with a hinge door, take a look, let the cover bang closed and walk back into his house.   

       Then one day when she was a teenager, she finally got the courage to sneak over and take a look at what this man was looking at every morning. It turned out to be an outdoor thermometer. He needed to know the temperature so he could dress properly for the day.
pashute, Mar 03 2013

       //pants that reach up to the knees// . . .
FlyingToaster, Mar 03 2013


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