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.
http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/01/tornado-damage-in-google-earth.html

Jason Samenow posted at Capital Weather Gang, Lightning in the eye of Cyclone Bansi from the ISS
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/01/18/electrifying-photo-lightning-and-the-gleaming-eye-of-cyclone-bansi-from-the-international-space-station/

Comet Lovejoy photos at ESPOD
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2015/01/comet-lovejoy-c2014-q2.html

NOAA Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research has an article on CalWater2015, an investigation into atmospheric rivers
http://research.noaa.gov/News/NewsArchive/LatestNews/TabId/684/artmid/1768/articleid/10995/Rivers-in-the-sky.aspx

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Fog Bank, January 19, 2015



Comet Lovejoy photos at ESPOD
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2015/01/comet-lovejoy-c2014-q2.html

ESPOD - Fog Bow
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/fogbow-over-sparta-greece.html

Courtesy of the Astronomy picture of the day, A winter solstice picture from Italy
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141221.html

Polar Stratospheric Clouds, from SpaceWeather.com
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=23&month=12&year=2014

NOAA’S Climate.gov website had a discussion on the drought in California. HT to Jen Henderson’s Weather Safety Daily newsletter for this:
http://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/it-poured-california-december-can-we-stop-talking-about-drought


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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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8mSbKWMEVA&list=UUKvGDawHMafffeu4zV-Rs8g

I’m a little late with these, but I have two links about the solstice. The first comes from
ESPOD - Two solstice photos
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/winter-solstice-summer-solstice.html

and the Capital Weather Gang with 5 questions & answers about the winter solstice
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/12/21/winter-begins-today-five-questions-and-answers-about-the-solstice/

The last two picks are also from
ESPOD with a nice shelf cloud photo
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/shelf-cloud-observed-over-quincy-massachusetts.html

ESPOD with Iridescent clouds
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/iridescent-clouds-over-pilesgrove-new-jersey.html

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
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2015/01/equinox-from-space.html

ESPOD again, with supernumerary bows
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/supernumerary-bows-observed-over-richmond-virginia.html

SpaceWeather.com for Dec. 3 has photos of noctilucent clouds over Antarctica
http://spaceweather.com/images2014/02dec14/current_daisy.png?PHPSESSID=0grd0dl34l3em55l9vg0oj7fc6

http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?day=03&month=12&year=2014&view=view

From WDAZ, a video of an ice circle in the Cheyenne River, in North Dakota
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=552468648169459

ESPOD, with a fog chasing photo. from Mt. Tamalpais, above the fog
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/on-mount-tamalpais-above-the-fog.html

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
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141211.html

ESPOD with a nice lenticular cloud formation
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/12/lenticular-cloud-formation-above-volcan-de-agua.html

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
https://www.flickr.com/photos/noaasatellites/

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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Fog Bank, Nov. 24, 2014

Earth Science Picture of the Day
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/11/undulatus-asperatus-cloud-observed-over-guatemala.html

Dr. Shephard’s WeatherGeeks this week was great, talking about the polar vortex.

@brendanloy had some fantastic scathing tweets about the stupidity that emanated from NY Gov. Cuomo’s mouth after the Buffalo snowstorm.

NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory has some great tools to play around with.
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/

The British Antarctic Survey published a study of Antarctic sea ice done via a robotic submarine that used an upward looking sonar
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/press/press_releases/press_release.php?id=2839

Not sure who first put this out on Twitter, but it’s a fantastic photo, I think from the Canary Islands, fog spilling out of an elevated valley
https://twitter.com/NEweatherHQ/status/535873427006304257/photo/1
Skydaver out!



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Fog Bank, Nov. 17, 2014

Wow, I've fallen behind, and missed a bunch.  With no further ado, the Nov. 17 Fog Bank

APOD for Oct. 29 of iridescent clouds over Colorado.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141029.html

Great aurora video at space weather.com
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=29&month=10&year=2014

ESPOD with a photo of a rainbow taken from aloft
http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2014/11/rainbow-from-aloft.html

Space.com has a photo of the Astronomy picture of the year
http://www.space.com/27197-astronomy-photo-contest-winners.html?adbid=533451340744105984&adbpl=tw&adbpr=15431856&cmpid=514648_20141115_35646847

Since it's so darn cold this week, I thought I'd close with the website for the National Snow & Ice Data Center
http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/


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