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Whether the weather is whether...

i had an opportunity to pop off the crawlers last night, beginning the data gathering for this upcoming report (total gathering period likely 20+ days), and instantly, certain of our 'bit buckets' began filling rapidly. The most notable one is the area in which we keep all of the 'terra entity' data about weather.

As the very first data sets gathered are predominantly in the 'immediacy data type' category, the implication is for 'weather' incidents of some magnitude just ahead temporally.

It is way too early to gain any meaning from this data spike, but if the loading pattern continues to hold (ratio of this bucket loading at X rate versus other buckets at Y rate), then it would seem safe to predict really really odd or strange or freakish weather over this Fall (northern hemisphere), and likely beginning right at the equinoctial shift (Sept 22, 2012).

So, just a quick note on an unusual data pattern right off....

oh, and as a side linguistics note, and perhaps a bit of insight into both the human mind, and software engineering, but 'whether' (when googled) will get you 'weather', but 'weather', won't get you 'whether'.....

September 8, 2012

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