Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fog Bank, August 31, 2015

Just three picks this week; one of them is a bit long.

CWG with a report about replacing the temperature sensor in the ASOS unit at Reagan National

ESPOD with a composite photo of lightning over Central Florida, in July, 2015

Nolan Doesken brings
The Return of the WxTalk Webinars!
Nolan will be the first speaker on Sept 17 describing the fascinating history of volunteer weather observations in the U.S.  The October Webinar will dig deep into the North American Monsoon by expert Christopher Castro from the Univ. of Arizona.  November will feature Tom Niziol, the Weather Channel's winter weather expert to tell us about Lake Effect Snow.  And it just get's better from there.


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Fog Bank, August 24, 2015

Space Weather.com has a nice photo of lightning sprites

Double lenticular cloud over Mt. Rainier, from KING 5 Weather FB page.

Five myths about Washington DC summer

ESPOD with a photo of a severe storm over Northern Michigan

Capitol Weather Gang with a discussion, photos and video of a wet microburst in Arizona

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Fog Bank, August 10, 2015

NASA’s Image of the day had some nice photos and an article about noctilucent clouds

FEMA has a FAQ about tornado/hurricane safe rooms

USA Today article on undulates asperatus clouds. Mentions the Cloud Appreciation Society briefly

ESPOD with a Feathery Cirrus & Hole Punch cloud.

I found this pretty funny
An Aussie comments on Mexican weather reporting.
It is R rated

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Fog Bank, Jully 13, 2015

(Geez, I let this slide. I will try to keep this up to date with the WeatherBrains episodes. Holiday schedules threw a monkey wrench into things, too)

First, a public service announcement; if you get an email with an attachment saying it is Kayne West singing Bohemian Rhapsody, don’t open it.
It is Kayne West singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

This week’s Fog Bank all comes from the Capital Weather Gang, mostly from the middle of June, but still good reads.

Capital Weather Gang had a post with some nice pictures of the storms going through the DC area on June 18th

Justin Grieser of the Capital Weather Gang has a post about the summer solstice

Another story from Capital Weather Gang, with photos of severe thunderstorms in the DC area. My son lives in DC, and they’ve been getting pounded.

CWG again, about hurricane force winds from a Derecho in the Midwest.

CWG has a lot of great articles this week. This one is about Aurora sightings in the lower 48

CWG , with an article about fantastic sunsets in the DC area, June 23.

A bonus pick:
The National Severe Storms Lab has an article on their Plains Elevated Convection At Night project.
Of course, that’s not a great name … is it pea-CAN or Pu-con?

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Fog Bank, June 22, 2015

theweathernetwork.com had a story about twin tornados in one storm, spinning in opposite directions.

Speaceweather.com has a nice photo of noctilucent clouds

HT to Jen Hendersen’s Weather Safety Daily for a link to the LA Times, with a story about the photographer that caught that twin tornado photo

WSD also had a link to the BBC, with a story about England’s tornado alley

Q-tip @newton21989 sent a link to a MentalFloss video on weather misconceptions.
Old  news to most of us, but not too bad.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fog Bank, June 8, 2015

Jen Hendersen’s Weather Safety Daily had a link to FEMA’s Flood Map Service

WSD also linked to Jason Samenow’s post about the sinking of the Chinese ferry on the Yangtze River.

I find it very difficult to believe that a properly designed ship, loaded within its allowable limits, would be capsized by a thunderstorm or even a tornado. I know that it’s far more difficult to determine the strength of a tornado that is over water, but I do know ship’s stability. The few pictures I’ve found of this ship before the capsize show something with a great deal of sail area, and looks a bit top heavy, that is, inadequate stability. Something is amiss.

The weather channel has a story about the 2005 hurricane system

They also have a story about Hurricane Blanca, which might give some badly needed rain to the southwest

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fog Bank, June 1, 2015

Hello WeatherBrains listeners.

Google Earth Blog has a post about NASA’s average cloud cover map & map projections
From that post, you should click through to the mentalfloss.com article, too.

Space Weather.com had an entry about the plume from Chile’s Calbuco volcano, which is making some very spectacular sunrises & sunsets in the Southern Hemisphere

HT to Jen Hendersen’s Weather Safety Daily for a link to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and a news release titled ‘Early warning must make sense.’ The article talks about a need for good impact based warnings.

ESPOD has a photo of a wedge tornado from Rochelle, Illinois, on April 9, 2015

ESPOD, Glaciating in clouds

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