The elusive quasi-stationary front makes a rare reappearance

I was only remarking in a recent post that the UKMO never seem to identify any quasi-stationary fronts these days on it’s analysis or forecast fax charts, so I was very surprised to see this morning one that was at least 1500 km long on their T+120 forecast chart! It’s not an example of the quasi-stationary occlusion but of the much less common quasi-stationary cold/warm front variety. Now that I know their drawing software (VisualWeather?) is capable of producing them, I realise it must be they are little used out of preference by the Great Oz (Chief forecaster) or one of his/her team (I was going to say one of his Munchkins but that would be unkind to them).

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