Today is the 70th anniversary of D Day. As a nation we should be very proud of the efforts of the Allied Forces on that historic day.
On June 6th 1944 James Stagg managed, without the aid of any computers, to predict the impact of the then undiscovered Jetstream on a series of Atlantic lows and a seemingly distant, and weak, high above the Azores.
He predicted, in the midst of a howling storm on June 5th, that somehow that distant high would sneak in between the ferocious lows unlocking a short window of good weather which would open up over the English Channel to allow the Allied forces to successfully mount the beginning of end of the war.
The man is a legend.
Today is my daughter Amy’s own personal D Day because at 9am on June 6th she was due to hear the final result of her degree at Napier University.
In these days of mass computing power and internet technology you’d think this would be a straightforward exercise.
But no. Here’s what she found out.
(Image grabbed at 9.50am as it has been since 9.10 when she first tried to log on.)