Weather Forecasts & D-Day

Great post for a windy June day

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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If you think it’s wet and windy today, just give a thought to the soldiers, sailors and airmen 73 years ago, who were fighting for their lives on D-Day.

I guess that pretty much all of us are aware of the role that weather played back in June 1944, but it is still worth reading this analysis from the History Channel:

Years of detailed planning went into the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, but success hinged on one element that no military commander could control—the weather. In the days leading up to the invasion, Allied meteorologists delivered the most important weather forecast in history. If they got it wrong the Allies might have lost tens of thousands of men and World War II might have been lost forever.

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