Monday, June 22, 2015

Fog Bank, June 22, 2015 had a story about twin tornados in one storm, spinning in opposite directions. has a nice photo of noctilucent clouds

HT to Jen Hendersen’s Weather Safety Daily for a link to the LA Times, with a story about the photographer that caught that twin tornado photo

WSD also had a link to the BBC, with a story about England’s tornado alley

Q-tip @newton21989 sent a link to a MentalFloss video on weather misconceptions.
Old  news to most of us, but not too bad.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fog Bank, June 8, 2015

Jen Hendersen’s Weather Safety Daily had a link to FEMA’s Flood Map Service

WSD also linked to Jason Samenow’s post about the sinking of the Chinese ferry on the Yangtze River.

I find it very difficult to believe that a properly designed ship, loaded within its allowable limits, would be capsized by a thunderstorm or even a tornado. I know that it’s far more difficult to determine the strength of a tornado that is over water, but I do know ship’s stability. The few pictures I’ve found of this ship before the capsize show something with a great deal of sail area, and looks a bit top heavy, that is, inadequate stability. Something is amiss.

The weather channel has a story about the 2005 hurricane system

They also have a story about Hurricane Blanca, which might give some badly needed rain to the southwest

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fog Bank, June 1, 2015

Hello WeatherBrains listeners.

Google Earth Blog has a post about NASA’s average cloud cover map & map projections
From that post, you should click through to the article, too.

Space had an entry about the plume from Chile’s Calbuco volcano, which is making some very spectacular sunrises & sunsets in the Southern Hemisphere

HT to Jen Hendersen’s Weather Safety Daily for a link to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, and a news release titled ‘Early warning must make sense.’ The article talks about a need for good impact based warnings.

ESPOD has a photo of a wedge tornado from Rochelle, Illinois, on April 9, 2015

ESPOD, Glaciating in clouds

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