According to the police in Pohjois-Savo, schoolkids who were wearing reflectors on their clothing have been mocked and mobbed as cowards (press article).
Having workied in emergency medical services myself for over ten years, I find this as stupid as can be! Reflectors are life-savers and there is a reason why reflectors e.g. are mandatory by law on clothes for ambulance, police, fire dept., etc...
I fully agree with and support the campaign of SPEK and therefore will show the SPEK advertisement for one week in the fold out on top of the site and until spring in a less obtrusive but still very visible place.
If you are operating a website, please do the same! The safety of our children is important!
Owner of saakeskus.fi
NOTICE! In the night from 11.-12.08.2012, saakeskus.fi will be moved to a new server. A downtime between 2 and 4 hours is possible. The new server is in Neobitti's new datacenter in Finland. After the migration, we should see significantly better performance and also better response times.
Due to lots of requests, we are currently working on weather buttons which our fans can integrate into their homepages or blogs.
I updated the calculations for SCP and STP according to this paper. The new formulas should be a bit more accurate and give less false positives.
Check out the latest addition to our "mainstream" 72-hour forecast maps!
Especially for beginner-stormchasers who are not so deep in the interpretation of the various parameters yet, as well as for the normal people who might just want to know when to take the flower pots inside, I programmed a forecast chart for convective storms.
The chart shows convective rain, thunderstorms and severe thunderstorms with and without rain as well as potential tornadoes as meteorological symbols in the respective model grid box. Additionally, the Supercell Composite Parameter is plotted in color shades.