Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fog Bank, Nov. 12, 2012

Hello Weather Brains, this is the Fog Bank for Nov. 12, 2012.  Check out skydaver.blogspot.com to find all my links

First up, Space Weather.com had an incredible photo of ice halos taken in Huntsville, AL.  The same picture made it to Earth Science Picture of the Day for Nov. 12

My second choice is The Astronomy picture of the day for Sunday, November 4, had some stunning clouds

Third, NOAA Visualizations posted a video showing satellite images of Sandy, with the NHC forecast track superimposed

Fourth, a short video that might demonstrate the potential utility of naming winter storms

Finally, The meteorology students at North Carolina State have a twitter account, @ncsuweather.  The homepage they list in the twitter profile isn't correct, so we'll have to have Nate give us that information.

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!
For JB
From the Univ. of Wisconsin, the CIMSS picture of snow in the upper mid west.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fog Bank, Nov. 5, 2012

Hello, WeatherBrains listeners, this is the FogBank for November 5, 2012.

First up, LiveScience.com has a good multi day time lapse of the growth of Sandy, from GOES-13.  When they first posted the video, they said it was from the ISS, which just couldn't be.

Weatherbrains listener Mike Moss has a podcast on Retiring Sandy

From the NHC, a loop of the 5 day cone for Sandy

The Univ. of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center The one minute fast scan of Sandy, from Oct 25-31

I'll close with a great lightning photo from Earth Science Picture of the Day

Fog Bank, Oct. 27, 2012

Hello, WeatherBrains fans, this is the Sandy edition of the Fog Bank. You can send me your choices for the Fog Bank picks here or on Twitter @skydaver.

First, a couple of links unrelated to the hurricane.

@localyokelwx posted a satellite picture showing fog in the valleys of western NC on Oct. 5

Mike Moss posted an interview that he did with Scott Thoma, author of "Out of the Blue", about the Tracy, Minnesota F5 tornado in 1968

Earth Observatory and NASA Visualizations had rapid scan images of Sandy, from GOES-14. What I find interesting about these videos is that the clouds seem to be streaming opposite the rotation at the far western side of the images.
EO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgrllVs2DDw
NV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9BgHm5KaeM&feature=youtu.be

Also from Mike Moss, Some footage from Derek Sibley of Sandy: youtu.be/7UC6F9xm8nw

There are several stories about fake pictures from Sandy, this one is from Mashable

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out.
Sent to JB
The Goddard Space Center has a full disk image of Earth, showing the massive spread of Sandy