Monday, March 17, 2014

Fog Bank, March 17, 2014

Hello, Weather Brains listeners, this is David Phillips, from North Carolina, where it's sleeting. In March.

From KOSU, an article about the Oklahoma Tornado Project:Severe Weather & Social Media
I think it points out one of the flaws of social media that have been discussed here as well.

NOAA WP Space Weather 101

NOAA WP Space Weather Affects Power

From Weather Ready Nation: National Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Be an Example

ESPOD with Anticrepuscular Rays

For JB
Earth Science Picture of the Day, with snow rollers in Ohio & New York

Audio Fog Bank

Monday, March 10, 2014

Fog Bank, March 10, 2014

This is Dave Phillips, and you can send me links for the Fog Bank, @skydaver on twitter

First up
Alum of the show, and hopefully still a friend, Ginger Zee, had a user send her a Kelvin-Helmholtz cloud photo from Phoenix:
LOVE KELVIN-HELMHOLTZ  CLOUDS“@IrisABC15: Our viewers take the best pictures. This was from Chico Lopez in Phx:

A new Lightning Imaging Sensor, like the one on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite, is going to be sent up to the ISS on a SpaceX supply mission. That will be happening in July 2016. There is an article about it at NASA's website

Kyle Mattingly tweeted a link to a Vimeo animation of mPing reports and radar from the March 1-4 storms.
Really awesome, but he must not be a Weatherbrains listener since he didn't send it to us!
Kyle Mattingly@ksmattingly 5:35 PM
Animation of #mPING reports with radar for the recent winter storm: @NSSL @DrShepherd2013 @JimCantore @weatherchannel

@psrman sent a link from Mashable, with a cyclone near Antarctica


NOAA Weather Partners video os Space Weather affects GPS

For JB (repeat from last week, since he wasn't on)
An image from NASA MODIS satellites showing the Great Ice Rinks, or as they're more commonly known, the Great Lakes

Audio Fog Bank

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fog Bank, March 3, 2014

A dust storm from Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Earth Science Picture of the Day, of course.

Nick Walker, from The Weather Channel, passed on a wonderful Undulatus Asperatus cloud photo

For much of British Columbia, Canada, January was warmer than normal, causing some spectacular fogs.
Earth Science Picture of the Day has a nice photo taken January 24, 2104

Spaceweathergallery has a great photo of the Aurora, taken in Reykjavik. It has very little green in it, and the photographer thought at first he was seeing the effects of a volcano eruption

Halos and ice crystal arcs from Utah, featured at Earth Science Picture of the Day

It is March 3 as I record this. We had snow all over North Carolina. Other people have said this, but…
Go home, Winter. You're drunk.

Finally, a bit of audio about why the Fog Bank is part of Weather Brains. The Origins of the Fog Bank

For JB
An image from NASA MODIS satellites showing the Great Ice Rinks, or as they're more commonly known, the Great Lakes

Audio Fog Bank