Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fog Bank, August 20, 2012

Hello WeatherBrains listeners, this is the Fog Bank for August 20, 2012. Send me your choices for pics of the week on Twitter, @skydaver, on Google+ (link on the right, I think) or here on the blog.

First up, I found a photo of a stunning lenticular cloud.

My second pick is a new book by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, 'Clouds That Look Like Things'. You can find at I don't think it will ever make it to

Third, The Capital Weather Gang had a blog post with great pictures of a storm chase in the mid-Atlantic states, Friday, August 10

Fourth, USA Today had an article about current drought conditions, and soil conservation methods, compared to the Dust Bowl conditions of the 1930s

Finally, from NASA, a story and short video on the tracking of Hurricane Gordon

Send to JB, but he got disconnected before Picks of the Week.
The Capital Weather Gang has a discussion of this very active week in the Atlantic tropics

August 20 Fogbank Audio

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fog Bank, August 13, 2012

Hello WeatherBrains, this is David Phillips with the Fog Bank for August 13th, 2012.  James let me down last week, and replayed my July 30 Fogbank, so I'll start putting the date in.  The August 6th Fog Bank posted here as wel.

I'd also like to point out that Kevin ran Picks of the Week right off the rails last week, along with generally hijacking the show.

On to the picks.

First up, from NOAA Coastal Services Center, Historical Hurricane Tracks. This is a nice interactive site

My second pick is yet another Haboob photo, this one from Earth Science Picture of the Day.

Next, Tom Niziol of the Weather Channel @TomNiziol, posted an article on Radar Imagery of Bird Rings

The fourth pick comes from Harold Brooks, of NOAA Weather Partners, with an article on the 2012 tornado 'drought'

Finally, NASA Earth Observatory has two pictures and a nice article about Saharan dust being transported across the Atlantic to the Americas

Thanks for listening,
Skydaver out!

Audio Fog Bank

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fog Bank, August 6, 2012

Hello Weather Brains listeners, this is Dave Phillips. Send me your choices for the Fog Bank, I'm Skydaver on Twitter.

First up, WeatherBrains listener Maurice Shamell @moewx, sent a link to NOAA Weather Radar Mosaic testbed

My second pick comes from Earth Science Picture of the Day with a great shot of sun dogs in Northern Arizona

My third pick is a crash course in Texas Weather

Fourth up, the Cloud Appreciation Society wrote on their Facebook page:
Known by nephologists as precipitatio. Known by the rest of us as downpour.
I think Prof. Peters told us about precipitate in a WeatherBrains 101 segment.

I'll close with a link from with some stunning photos of storms in the Midwest

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!

Sent to JB
To Derecho, or not Derecho; a discussion of weather terms & warnings

Audio Fog Bank

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fog Bank, July 30, 2012

Hello, Weather Brains listeners, and welcome to the Fog Bank.

First up, the Ocean Service department of NOAA has announced a new storm surge website

My second pick is a link for Meteorology Tutorials from ChaserTV

My third pick is a great mountain wave photo, retweeted by the Cloud Appreciation society.
CloudAppSoc: RT @newtonmark: @CloudAppSoc @dufussy @giuliosaggin @bleeters Glider pilots love lenticulars. Mountain wave.
The photo is from a sailplane.

Fourth, I've got great pictures of  Mammatus clouds from Saskatchewan

I'll close this week with pictures from the Wall Street Journal, of Manhattanhenge, pictures of sunset in Manhattan, July 11, 2012.

Sent to JB

Tim Buckley, @TimBuckleyWX, from Wilmington, NC, posted a great Lightning is Frightning video

Audio Fog Bank