weather (wx) en Go On! Get Your Clouds On! Send in the Clouds! Skaters Should be in the Cloud Appreciation Society and More <p>Time for something off the sky. While looking for top ten items to include on the rest stop favorite foods survey, I ran across a great set of photos of and discussion about clouds. It mentioned the Cloud Appreciation Society. I want to be part of that! Here comes another subteam! Here's that top ten cloud thing...</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apparitions cloud appreciation society clouds Earth skaters sky visions weather (wx) Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:36:42 +0000 roadskater 1404 at Hurricane Irene: Cone of Uncertainty, Hurricane Tracker, Storm Surge <p>I feel compelled to air some thoughts about the current hurricane threat, and to throw in some useful links. I'm sure anybody in the path of Hurricane Irene knows &nbsp;where to go for the latest satellite, radar and projections. I'm hoping they are also giving a great deal of thought to a Storm Plan, in case things get rough.&nbsp;</p><p>Of interest with Hurricane Irene are the Northeast States, if only for their dense populations. As with NOAA's SPC and the deadly Missouri-Alabama-Tennessee tornado outbreak in April this year, the NOAA National Hurricane Center has been pretty sure about this particular storm's trajectory now for the past 3 days. Perhaps that's the nature of the East Coast storms, as opposed to those in the Gulf of Mexico. It seems to be clear to those monitoring the tropics by the time a storm has approached the Bahamas, as to whether it's going to head out to sea, or make for the US coast.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) Buffalo NY Earth hurricanes New York (NY) New York City NY Philadelphia PA Washington DC weather weather (wx) weather forecasts weather websites North America Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:13:31 +0000 eebee 1389 at Graupel <p>Strange weather today: Cold and rainy in the morning, clear and sunny in mid-afternoon, and then a dark and mean-looking line of clouds rolled in just after 5 pm as I was walking across campus. I would have thought a thunderstorm was coming in the summer, but didn't know whether to expect rain or snow this time of year and in this particular (and peculiar) year. We got neither of those:</p><p>(Cribbed without shame from Wikipedia.)</p><p><a href="">Graupel</a>. Not to be confused with Hail or Ice pellets.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> 1601 East Market Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27401</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.071849">36° 4' 18.6564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.777951">79° 46' 40.6236" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=1601+East+Market+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27401" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010 Greensboro NC weather (wx) winter 36.071849 -79.777951 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:22:31 +0000 timv 1179 at Non-Tropical Low Pressure System "Invest 94L" Brings a Wet Couple of Days to the Carolinas <p> Well Hurricane Hanna didn't really do too much as I recall, other than dump some rain and cancel Saturday morning's festivities at T2T. From my perspective, the current unnamed storm (well it's called &quot;Invest 94L&quot; as far as I can tell, Invest being short for Investigate, apparently; more confusingly it seems there was an Invest 94L that became Hurricane Gustav, but this spinner may not even get a name). See, I don't really know what I'm talking about, but it's the weather so it's usually OK, and I can learn as I go, maybe...we'll see). <br /> <br /> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Invest 94L location at one point </span> <span class="locality">Florence </span>, <span class="region">South Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.183757">34° 11' 1.5252" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.779367">79° 46' 45.7212" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Florence+%2C+SC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Florence+&amp;state=SC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2008 North Carolina (NC) Hurricane Gustav Hurricane Hanna hurricanes Invests (weather) South Carolina (SC) tropical depressions tropical storms weather (wx) 34.183757 -79.779367 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:02:27 +0000 roadskater 851 at Leighton, Alabama: S&M Equipment Company Security Camera Catches Tornado Video <p> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">S &amp; M Equipment Co</span> <div class="street-address"> 835 Shaw Rd </div> <span class="locality">Leighton</span>, <span class="region">Alabama</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.768691">34° 46' 7.2876" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.529106">87° 31' 44.7816" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Leighton%2C+AL&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=835+Shaw+Rd&amp;city=Leighton&amp;state=AL&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2008 Alabama (AL) automobiles (cars) Leighton AL tornadoes video weather (wx) 34.768691 -87.529106 Sat, 10 May 2008 14:06:34 +0000 eebee 745 at Rideau Canal Skateway Ottawa Canada to Open Soon <p>Climate change or not, those crazywonderful Canadians have been trying to get the canal ready for skating at least by their upcoming Winterlude festival on February 2. I love any article that says...</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 Canada (CAN) frozen canal ice skating Ontario (ON) Ottawa ON outdoor Rideau Canal weather (wx) Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:17:11 +0000 roadskater 383 at TV Weather Men and Weather Women and Global Dumbing <p>Finally someone said it in print. I don&#39;t claim to know the truth about anything, but I know how I feel, sometimes. </p><p>Recalling the movies, <em>Network</em> and <em>Broadcast News</em> and after recent viewings of <em>An Inconvenient Truth</em> and <em>The Fog of War</em>, it&#39;s not hard to notice how our television weather anchors are literally oxymoronically dead weight fluff (most of them), avoiding any weather issues other than the 3-degree guarantee. Of course they are just the break between advertisements, so what do we expect?</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States of America (USA) environs documentary film (movies) outdoor television weather (wx) Tue, 09 Jan 2007 23:41:37 +0000 roadskater 366 at InlineCafe: Storm in a Teacup, Hail, Lightning, Tornadoes, El Niño <p>Exciting stuff! This fun NASA article by Dr. Tony Phillips, highlights a 3 year study performed by the National Space Science &amp; Technology Center in Huntsville, AL, about the correlation between lightning formation and ice content of clouds. Not a new theory, but I don&#39;t think it had been tested before. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006 environs outdoor Pacific Ocean weather (wx) North America Thu, 14 Sep 2006 17:15:46 +0000 eebee 254 at Historical Weather Data Greensboro September 9 and 10 T2T 2006 <p>Bethany asked about the weather for the Tour to Tanglewood on September 9 and 10 this year. </p><p>Since I have more faith in historical data than prediction this far ahead, I looked it up on the site. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tour To Tanglewood .com 2006 Clemmons NC cycling Greensboro NC inline skating open road outdoor roadcycling Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) touring weather (wx) Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:01:34 +0000 roadskater 230 at Useful 48-Hour Weather Data Links <p>Today&#39;s weather reminded me of a couple of links I use regularly to look back at weather conditions after an event or workout. Sometimes I even save the image in an email or in my notes about the event. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> weather (wx) Fri, 23 Jun 2006 07:48:47 +0000 roadskater 118 at New CloudSat images <p>...might help, once they become available to mere mortals like us skaters. Graeme Stephens of CSU Atmospheric Science Dept., says that through the new CloudSat technology, which is a thousand times more sensitive than any other satellite-based radar: “It can answer the question ‘Why is it dry here and not dry somewhere else?’”. For skating purposes, though, we don&#39;t care about the why, just the whether. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> weather (wx) Fri, 09 Jun 2006 04:57:24 +0000 eebee 99 at