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Thread #162422   Message #3866273
Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Jul-17 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
Subject: RE: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
I don't think it's that local an expression. I've known it all my life. It generally refers to frontal system which, quite often, gallops through within a few hours. Not always, sadly! So, if a front is already passing at seven, it may well have gone through by eleven. But the person who invented the saying clearly hadn't heard of warm sectors or slow-moving occlusions.