Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fog Bank, July 22, 2013

Hello Weatherbrains listeners, this is Dave Phillips. Please follow me on Twitter, @skydaver.  I follow back, but I'm stuck near the 2000 following mark.

First up, Astronomy Picture of the Day,  with a waterspout photo

My second pick is a blogpost by Brad Panovich about western NC rainfall totals .. almost 30" above average, lacking about 1/2 inch to reach average annual total.

Third is a book recommendation - I was out on the golf course in some gusty winds, which reminded me of "Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry"
by Scott Huler
available at book sellers everywhere

NOAA Weather Partners with a new video on Phased Array radars & PARISE, Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment

My last pick is Ginger Zee's heatwave story.  I couldn't find that on the WeatherBrains page, so I've got it for you in the Fog Bank.
HT to Kevin Morris, who posted it to Google+

Bonus pick
ESPOD July 18 had Undulatus Asperatus Clouds

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out.

Sent to JB
A spectacular time-lapse video of fog in San Francisco, titled "Adrift"

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fog Bank, July 15, 1023

Hello Weather Brains listeners, you can find the links for the Fog Bank at skydaver.blogspot.com

My first two picks this week come from Earth Science Picture of the Day.  The first is a roll cloud, and the second is a sun pillar.
ESPOD Roll Cloud over Calgary, Alberta

ESPOD Sun Pillar

On twitter, weatherdan and Jacob Wycoff posted a link to a weather bug camera in Mt. Sequoyah, AR with a microburst  & rain shaft

Jacob Wycoff @4cast4you 10:03 AM
WeatherBug camera in Mt. Sequoyah, AR captured a microburst/rain shaft last night. (h/t @weatherdan) twitpic.com/d229by

From WMAZ TV, a short piece about a pregnant woman in Albuquerque being struck by lightning;

I'd been wondering about how analog minimum/maximum thermometers work, so I found a manufacturer that sell them. That comes in as my fifth pick

Thanks for listening .. please follow me on Twitter, @skydaver
With that, skydaver out.

Sent to JB

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA has a webpage on historical meteorological instruments at their museum

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Fog Bank, July 8, 2013

Hello Weather Brains listeners, this is David Phillips.  You can find the Fog Bank at skydaver.blogspot.com.  Send me your links @skydaver on Twitter

I should have double checked the picture I sent for JB last week.  I was wondering if it was legitimate when I first saw it.

Jim Loznicka @jimwxgator posted a great Florida shelf cloud.
This is a SWEET view of an east coast FLA shelf cloud! RT @vicmicolucci: storms @ Neptune Beach, FL instagram.com/p/bMU_hQONrP/

NOAA Weather Partners had a video about a new tool from NSSL to help emergency responders pinpoint damage immediately after a tornado.

I've got a photo of Noctilucent clouds in Alberta, CA, from Spaceweather.com

Earth Science Picture of the day with a line of Cirrus clouds

Tis the season for noctilucent clouds … Earth Science Picture of the Day again, from Scotland

Thanks for listening,
Skydaver out.

Pick sent to JB
Jason Samenow, Chief Meteorologist for the Capital Weather Gang has an article about children left in hot cars.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Fog Bank, July 1, 2013

Hello everyone, this is David Phillips.  I'll have these links at my blog, skydaver.blogspot.com

First up, The Los Angeles Times had a story about the possible record heat in Death Valley, Sunday, June 30, 2013

My second pick is the Astronomy Picture of the Day with a time-lapse video created by Mike Olbinski, showing a supercell thunderstorm over Booker, TX, June 3, 2013

Third, I have a picture of my solution to the problem of birds fouling my CoCoRaHS gauge.  Bamboo cooking skewer cut into short lengths, and taped onto the funnel

APOD again for my fourth pick, with more noctilucent clouds

Finally, another great cloud photo from Earth Science Picture of the Day with iridescent Pileus clouds

Thanks for listening, Skydaver out!

The pick sent to JB:

On Twitter, @EarthPix posted: This is what happens when lightning strikes sand. pic.twitter.com/SCM17FMrWD

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