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Satellite Image of the Week:  #49

This week’s satellite image is from the little bit of snow we had in New Mexico a few days ago.  What look like clouds in the northwestern corner of the state is actually snow cover.   48 more words


Skywarn Recognition Day

In lieu of a full forecast, I will instead post about Skywarn Recognition Day.  Skywarn Recognition Day is an amateur radio special event where radio operators try to contact as many National Weather Service offices as possible during a 24 hour event.   126 more words


Datasets and Hurricanes

Hello readers! Today we’ll be returning to the topics of hurricanes (or cyclones, or typhoons, if you prefer). We won’t be talking about a specific one in this, but about hurricanes in general–more specifically, two different datasets related to them. 527 more words

NOAA's new weather satellite reaches geostationary orbit; promises improvement in weather forecasting

The nation’s most advanced weather satellite has reached geostationary orbit and will soon begin helping the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration improve weather forecasting.

Capable of imaging the entire western hemisphere of Earth every 15 minutes and the continental United States every five minutes, GOES-16 is expected to improve NOAA’s ability to predict and track thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes and anticipate solar activity that can impact human activities on Earth. 623 more words


Thinking with airships

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the airship as a speculative technology, particularly its history as an imagined agent of imperial connectivity in interwar Britain. 918 more words


The science behind this all-white rainbow

Rainbows usually come in a spectrum of seven colors, but on Nov. 17,  UK photographer Melvin Nicholson captured the rare sight of a purely white light arch in Rannoch Moor, Scotland. 270 more words

Afterthought on “The Cure for Catastrophe” by Robert Muir-Wood.

(See my earlier blog entry on November 20.)

This book afforded me the unusual pleasure of finding a friend within the pages! Well, not exactly – I found a surname: Redfield. 387 more words