Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Few Time Lapse Videos From This Past Week

The cumulus were really busy on March 25th. No measurable rainfall, but the folks to our North sure got it!



The day before was very similar.  I did a panorama time lapse of March 24.




We had a very nice end of day on the 21st.



Just an awesome sunset with LOTs of vertical instability...


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Back To Back Meteors...

The last two nights Cam 3 has picked up a meteor...  Roughly the same direction, slightly different trajectories and one is a bit smaller.




Saturday, March 18, 2017

Enough is Enough!

GOOD GRIEF!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!! 
As I type we are at 1.47" in less that 24 hours.... A breathtaking sustained wind in the mid to upper teens which puts the wind chill down to mid 30's..... Gust to 40mph overnight. My front yard (100x115) has accumulated 87,945 pounds of rain in less than 24 hours.... True calculation..... 

A beautiful time lapse day..... HD Time Lapse Link

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Back To Back Meteors Last Night

Last night there were a couple of meteors that were visible within a few minutes of each other.  The first one occurred at 9:38pm and was huge.  It was viewed in WA, BC, OR and ID.  Below is a video that was captured on a security cam by Betsy Ross in Seattle.  This was visible in the Eastern sky.

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Sixteen minutes later my cam picked up a much smaller meteor to the North (image below).  For a while, there was a bit of confusion on Twitter that my image was of the much bigger event in the video above.  

 
 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

USS Independence

The USS Independence just passed by us one last time.  I caught a couple of images:





Today was a pretty awesome day for time lapse.  This is a time lapse that covers most of the day.  You can see the USS Independence being towed away.  Best viewed in HD here: HD Version


or on YouTube here: 








Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wind storm coming and a “Cheaters Guide” on how to read weather Tweets by meteorologists…

First, it looks like early Friday morning we will have some wind… Details are still sketchy depending on the track and strength, but regardless, it looks like we should prepare now…. There is a “Special Weather Statement” that was posted by the NWS at 1:41pm today.

...Windy Conditions Expected on Friday... Impacts from winds on early Friday morning are possible. This would include scattered power outages and tree damage. The timing of the wind would bring impacts to the metro area during the Friday morning commute. At this time, the most likely outcome is as follows. The increased winds are expected between 3 and 9 AM on Friday. The strongest winds would be found across the central and southern Puget Sound area, including the Seattle Metro Area, for sustained Southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph and peak wind gusts around 50 mph. Uncertainty in exact specifics remains and wind speeds will be subject to the exact strength and track of the low pressure system, as well as localized effects of hill tops and valleys. The system is expected to track across the northwest Olympic Peninsula early Friday morning. Changes in tracks or storm strength would produce higher or lower wind speeds and more or less impacts. Stay tuned for updates on the most likely outcome and forecast of wind speeds in Western Washington for this storm system.

Over the next 48 hours, there will be a plethora of tweets by local meteorologists…. To the average layman, they can be very confusing and hard to read. A few days ago, Scott Sistek posted a great blog that clearly explains a lot of the cryptic tweets by local meteorologists.  A good read for those who want to follow the weather closely on Twitter....
 
 Click Here For Scott's Blog

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wicked Convergence Zone Passing Through

Today we had a classic convergence zone roll through with lots of convection that brought some hail, graupel and wind....  Pretty awesome display by Mother Nature.

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