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 

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