Monday, March 30, 2015

Fog Bank, March 30, 2015

Jim Cantore retweeted some very nice cloud photos on March 30,

ESPOD with snow crystals from February, in Maryland

A short video about Nolan Doeskin, in his role as Colorado’s state climatologist
He talks about CoCoRaHS in the video

There is, or will be very soon, a CoCoRaHS gauge in the vegetable garden at the White House. I’ve got the press release on my blog

Aurora photo, flag shaped aurora seen in Sweden,  from Astronomy Picture of the Day.

There should be a link to the origins of the Fog Bank over on the right hand side of the blog page; I hope you like it.

Audio Fog Bank

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fog Bank, March 23, 2015 noted the arrival of a large Coronal Mass Ejection, and the resulting aurora

While we still have them, many of my picks will be Aurora photos. This one is from APOD

And another pic, at, of the St. Patrick’s Day geomagnetic storm.

How about a double eclipse of the sun? As the eclipse of March 20 neared totality, a photographer caught the ISS transiting the sun as well. This is at Astronomy Picture of the Day had a link to a nice video of the March 20 eclipse

National Science Foundation youtube channel with a video about new radar systems that can track tornadoes & other severe weather with higher accuracy

Audio Fog Bank

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fog Bank, March 16, 2015

The tornado shaped building proposed for Tulsa - looks pretty sketchy & stupid to me

Ice circles on a river, courtesy of ESPOD

Great Aurora photo at APOD

Yet another Aurora photo - from Space, with a tweeted photo from NASA.
That page also had a great photo of M5-class eruption on the sun, captured from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Angela Fritz wrote at The Capital Weather Gang about the groundskeepers at Fenway Park and snow removal. They spread, by hand, two tons of black sand over the snow to help get it to melt faster and avoid damage that plowing or other removal methods might cause.

An interesting cloud photo from ESPOD, a smoke plume above a fog layer

Audio Fog Bank

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fog Bank, March 2, 2015

Hello, Weather Brains listeners; You can find these links at has a nice chart to help with identifying all the timezones around the world

NOAA Weather Partners has a new video in their Bite-size Science series: The FACETs Project.
FACET is an acronym for Forecasting A Continuum of Environmental Threats with a fairly unusual Aurora photo

A lenticular cloud photobombs the moon, Mars & Venus at APOD

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory picked up a solar flare this morning, and has the photo


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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

Audio Fog Bank