We had a very nice Moonbow (Lunar Rainbow) this morning. It is caused by the light of the moon rather than the sun.
Monday, November 16, 2020
The NWS just issued a Gale Watch for Hood Canal/Puget Sound for tomorrow and a High Wind Warning for Admiralty Inlet. There is a very interesting storm brewing off Vancouver Island.... A "Meteorological Bomb". Cliff Mass tells the story in his blog:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
It appears that this storm is coming ashore off the Oregon coast and will not affect us as much as thought earlier. Cliff Mass covers this nicely here:
This is just a FWIW post.... But worth paying attention to. Many of the forecast models are hinting at a major wind storm for Friday night/Saturday morning. There is a lot of uncertainty this far out, but I think its important to be aware and prepare as best we can. Cliff Mass covers it very well in his blog this morning....
Sunday, November 8, 2020
I was asked if this month has been abnormally windy. I created a measure that I have tracked since 2013. I call it "Wind Minutes". It is the number of minutes where the wind gusts are greater than or equal to 30mph. I put together a table this morning measuring November 1-8 since 2013.
YES.... This has been a VERY windy start to November..... And we are still counting for today....
Monday, September 28, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
Scott Sistek has put together a nice blog about why some of the sensors are showing "Good" quality air when the smoke is still thick..... It turns out those sensors don't measure smoke...
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Some of the interesting facts about Noctilucent Clouds are covered in Scott Sistek's blog this morning. The Noctilucent "season" is active about 3 weeks either side of the Summer Solstice.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
This meteor capture was within minutes of the clouds covering the sky... Yes it was a lucky shot for multiple reasons.... The Lyrid meteor shower should be peaking tonight and unfortunately it will be blocked by clouds. Here is an enhanced image of this morning's meteor. It was confirmed to by a Lyrid by Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society....
I was going to do a quick blog on this Northern Lights show and then Cliff Mass did a WAY better job than I could do.... I'll share an image and time lapse, but the best information is here on Cliff's Blog- Click Here
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
- Drain all garden hoses
- Cover outdoor faucets with insulated covers
- Cover crawl space vents
- Service and run generator
- Fill all extra gas cans
- Fuel up cars
- Make sure cars are parked where they can get out if the snow piles up
- Lift windshield wipers vertical so they don’t freeze to the windshield
- Flush boat motors with environmentally safe antifreeze
- Lower boat outdrives so they drain
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
2019 went out with some fanfare.... It was a very active weather day. Our winds topped out at 40 mph and we had some brief heavy showers. There were several rainbows and a long lasting, unusual cloud over Whidbey Island that almost looked like a roll cloud, but it's not. There was so much to look at I decided to just put together a video summary of the day from the 3 cams.