Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fog Bank, Feb. 23, 2015

CoCoRaHS will have a webinar Thursday, February 26, on Agricultural Meteorology. You can register for it and listen live, or find it on the CoCoRaHS page later.

NOAA uses new tech to measure the Washington monument

Mammatus clouds in Argentina

Pileus cloud in Brazil. Does South America get all the cool clouds?

Great Aurora photos at They also show a photo depicting where the Auroras are appearing

Jim Cantore “ThunderSnow autotuned”

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fog Bank, February 9, 2015

Patton Oswalt, an actor & comedian that will be one of “oh, that guy” actors, send out a decent tweet last week “Snowmageddon”, Come on Twitter, we can do better than this. He had a few funny hashtags, and many of the responses were pretty good. My favorite was Ragnorocksalt One or two are NSFW, though.

Cory Mccluskey of Fox10 in Phoenix had a little trouble with the display during his forecast on Jan27, but handled it pretty well.

The ISS Science Director had a story on the use of the Rapid Scatterometer aboard the ISS, and its use during the recent nor’easter

Capital Weather Gang had a great post about the forecast uncertainty for the storm of Jan. 27

The New York Times had a good article about that forecast (I hope it isn't behind a paywall)

Multiple rainbows in Alaska, from ESPOD

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fog Bank, January 26, 2015

Hello, everyone, lets get this started.

I’m going to use the Wayback machine to give a little background on how the Fog Bank came about. This is from Weather Brains episode 267, Pizza in the Cold

Google Earth Blog had a post about showing tornado damage using the historical imagery feature in Google Earth.

Jason Samenow posted at Capital Weather Gang, Lightning in the eye of Cyclone Bansi from the ISS

Comet Lovejoy photos at ESPOD

NOAA Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research has an article on CalWater2015, an investigation into atmospheric rivers

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Fog Bank, January 19, 2015

Comet Lovejoy photos at ESPOD

ESPOD - Fog Bow

Courtesy of the Astronomy picture of the day, A winter solstice picture from Italy

Polar Stratospheric Clouds, from

NOAA’S website had a discussion on the drought in California. HT to Jen Henderson’s Weather Safety Daily newsletter for this:

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fog Bank, January 14, 2015

I sent this in on Monday, but it didn't make it into the Wednesday special edition of the Fog Bank

My first pick comes from
NOAA Weather Partners with a video of highlights of the National Weather Festival

I’m a little late with these, but I have two links about the solstice. The first comes from
ESPOD - Two solstice photos

and the Capital Weather Gang with 5 questions & answers about the winter solstice

The last two picks are also from
ESPOD with a nice shelf cloud photo

ESPOD with Iridescent clouds

I’ll close with a request for Kevin … we need Matthew to do a cold weather PSA.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fog Bank, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year, Weather Brains listeners, This is David Phillips, skydaver on twitter.

ESPOD has a photo of an equinox from space

ESPOD again, with supernumerary bows for Dec. 3 has photos of noctilucent clouds over Antarctica

From WDAZ, a video of an ice circle in the Cheyenne River, in North Dakota

ESPOD, with a fog chasing photo. from Mt. Tamalpais, above the fog

Thanks for listening
Skydaver out!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fog Bank, Dec. 22, 2014

I think WeatherBrains 101 had sun dogs a few weeks ago.; Astronomy Picture of the Day had moon dogs

ESPOD with a nice lenticular cloud formation

CoCoRaHS has announced a number of new webinars:
Webinar #37 - CoCoRaHS WxTalk: Tsunami Science and Tsunami Warning Systems
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Greg Carbin of NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, with “A Review of Significant Weather Events Occurring in  2014, Thursday Dec. 11

Thursday Jan 22, Simon Trautman, avalanche specialist with the US Forest Service “Avalanches in the US … In a Nutshell”

NOAA Satellites has a Flickr account now

Guy walks into a bar and trailing behind is an old, mangy dog who promptly curls up in a corner and goes to sleep as the guy bellies up to the bar.
Bartender comes over and says "No dogs allowed in here, you'll have to put him outside."

Guy says "You can see he's an old dog. It's cold out there and I take him everywhere. If he can do a trick you like will you let him stay?"

Bartender says "Him do a trick? That I would like to see."

Guy goes up to the dog and yells “Hey, Navy beat Army". The dog's ears immediately come up, he pops up, jumps on the bar, does thirteen back flips, barks out the rhythm of Anchors Aweigh, jumps off the bar and promptly goes back to sleep in the corner.

Bartender says "That really is something - what does he do when Army beats Navy?"

Guy replies: " How would I know, he's just thirteen years old!"

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!

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