Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fog Bank, April 16, 2012

Hello WeatherBrains listeners, this is David Phillips, @skydaver on Twitter, keeping picks of the week foghorn free for JB.  Is Brian Peters going to need our help, too?

We'll open up with another Earth Science Picture of the Day, a Circumzenithal Arc

I found a website devoted to atmospheric optics

A rainbow over Charlotte, NC.  This is a professional photographer, and he's selling this print

A family finds and returns a NWS radiosonde

A lightning strike on the San Francisco Bay Bridge

Audio Fog Bank

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fog Bank, April 9, 2012

Hello, WeatherBrains listeners, welcome to the Fog Bank, keeping Weatherbrains fog horn free for JB.
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The National Hurricane Center has an interactive storm surge map

Chuck Prevatte sent a link to a story on how Social Media is Changing Disaster Response

The Capital Weather Gang has commentary on the National Weather Service budget cuts

A youtube video, Paul Schlatter from NOAA, on using Dual-Pol radar to detect tornados

Jeff Gammons put a nice video of a small thunderstorm up on his website

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fog Bank, April 2, 2012

Hello, WeatherBrains listeners, welcome to the Fog Bank, keeping Weatherbrains fog horn free for JB.
Send me your picks here, or on Twitter, where I'm @Skydaver.

Last year, the National Hurricane Center published a proposal on a minor change in wind speeds for various categories of hurricanes.  For this season, that proposal has been put in place.

The second pick is an amateur photo of the plumes from the ATREX jetstream experiment

Third is an amazing depiction, in real time, of the winds in the US.  It takes a while to load, so be patient.  It probably should be viewed in Chrome.

Brad Panovich sent out a twit pic of an interesting visible satellite image on March 28

The CoCoRaHS March Madness outcome has been released, with North Carolina  & North Dakota being the winners.

In the "traditional count" category (sheer number of new observers), North Carolina (138) wins a close one over Texas (134) to take the cup for the second consecutive year. They are followed by Michigan (46), South Carolina (45) and Tennessee (41).

In the "population weighted-per capita" category, North Dakota (55.01) wins the CoCoRaHS Cup. The Peace Garden State is followed by South Dakota (31.93), North Carolina (14.47), South Carolina (9.73) and Oklahoma (9.33) in the standings.

To view the final standings for all the states and learn more about our contest, visit our March Madness webpage by clicking here: "http://cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=marchmadness".

Thanks to all of you who have mentioned the network to a family member or friend! With your help we have recruited a new March Madness record 859 new volunteer observers in March!

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!


Spanning the Globe:

This one is especially for James:

Aubie, the Auburn Tiger mascot, spanning:

A Spann fan, spanning from atop the Empire State Building

James Proctor, Spanning

A young Spanner, Andrew