‘Studied close up by local observers, nature looked motley, however hard leading scientists in London and Paris pressed for standardised data that could be distilled into generalisations about weather everywhere and always… Most of the observatory scientists, however, acknowledged and respected the expertise of local observers. Divination by subtle signs, from a sudden stilling of birdsong to throbbing bunions, often outperformed elaborate collations and calculations in short-range forecasting.’
- Lorrain Daston, LRB 27.21.
Don’t rely on divination or throbbing bunions, be prepared for any weather with an LRB umbrella.
Wind tunnel tested at 120 km/h
Length closed: 29cm