Talk:831: Weather Radar

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This just comic came up twice out of 3 'Random Page' clicks - is there a bias? 01:07, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

These days, smartphones, tracking, and search bubbles could lead to real biases in the shuffle button. (When this comic was written, there was online tracking, but most of the public focus was on kid's websites that tracked, not the web in general yet.) Z (talk) 14:31, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

That's for sure. If I was more theistic than I am, I could swear that sometimes God is talking to me through a combination of my GPS program, my playlist, and the shuffle button on the MP3 player on my phone. (Ex "Turn right" followed immediately by "Sweet Home Alabama") But then the rational skepticism kicks in and I just realize that I forgot to limit the directory search again. Seebert (talk) 21:36, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 21:20, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

This phenomenon of a storm splitting to go around your location can happen due to the 'urban heat island' effect. A large city produces a lot of heat, and pulls in air at ground level to produce a column of heated air above the city. This can make a front divide to go around the column. I saw a lot of it this summer when my garden was panting for rain, and radar showed the promised precipitation dividing neatly to miss the city. 18:52, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

This happens all the time for me. There'll be a huge thunderstorm coming. Really exciting. And then as it approaces my town, it perfectly splits. It even passes over other towns first, but apparently my town has some form of geoshield. SqueakSquawk4 (talk) 19:38, 17 June 2022 (UTC)