Monday, December 19, 2011

Fog Bank for Dec. 19, 2011

Fog Bank for Dec. 19, 2011
Hello, Weatherbrains listeners, and welcome to the Fogbank, keeping Weatherbrains foghorn free for JB.
I'm Dave Phillips, and you can find me on Twitter, @Skydaver, and Google+,

A youtube video of the story of CoCoRahs - was posted on the Facebook page of NWS, Great Falls, MT

NASA has put GOES-15 into service as GOES West, taking GOES-11 out of service after 12 years in orbit.

On Earth Science Picture of the Day, Friday Dec. 16, a waterspout & rainbow in the same picture

Justin Kenney, NOAA director of communications (@JustinNOAA) , posted NOAA's recap of 2011

Capital Weather Gang reminisces about Snowpocalypse

I'll close with a special shout out to my weathergeek buddy, Chuck Prevatte, @chuck006.  This one isn't weather related, and isn't even a link.
Army 21 - Navy 27
Navy, unbeaten by Army in the last 10 games, and leads the series, 56-49-7

Skydaver, out!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fog Bank, Dec. 12, 2011

Hello, Weatherbrains listeners, and welcome to the Fogbank, keeping Weatherbrains foghorn free for JB.
I'm Dave Phillips, and you can find on Twitter, @skydaver, and on Google+,

I'm fighting a cold this week, so I hope the audio isn't too bad

The Astronomy Picture of the Day has a picture of the last partial solar eclipse, from Nov. 25

CoCoRaHS, has a video from the NWS on how to measure snow.

From NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Services, their Total Precipitable Water model

From Dr. Gray & Dr. Klotzbach, at Colorado State, a paper titled 'Qualitative Discussion of Atlantic Basin Seasonal Hurricane Activity for 2011'

Jim Loznicka, jimwxgator on Twitter, of WJHG in Panama City, FL, posted this to Twitter on Dec. 7.
Mystery cloud formation of the day.  Calling all mets to help decipher what caused this huge cloud hole near Bermuda!
Brad Panovich posted another look at the same cloud

Thanks for listening, Skydaver, out!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fog Bank, Dec. 5, 2011

Hello WeatherBrains Listeners, Welcome to the Fog Bank, Picks of the week responding to the Kevin Selle challenge.

I'm Dave Phillips.  I'm on Twitter,, and Google+,

My first pick is from Chuck Prevatte, with link about things being discovered in lakes that have evaporated in the Southwest drought

Brad Panovich blogged about plans for a backyard snowmaker

Bill McMillan, @wxmanbill, and the staff of, have a weather blog for central Indiana, and this pick is called "The southeast ridge, a love hate relationship"

I never get tired of Aurora pictures, so my fourth pick is two of them, one from, and one from the Astronomy picture of the Day

I'll close with a neat picture on Twitter from Stu Ostro, of the Pineapple Express, a moisture plume running from hawaii to Alaska

Wait, there's a bonus pick:
There will be a total eclipse of the moon on December 10, visible to most of the earth.  If I'm reading the chart correctly, only South America, the far eastern portion of the Caribbean  and part of Africa will not be able to see the eclipse.
The pick is a discussion on the NASA eclipse website, from the Goddard Space Flight Center

If anyone is counting (Kevin Selle), that is seven picks of the week.

Skydaver, out!

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