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Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:29:15 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

It is past the equinox and the conditions are starting to be good for some interesting cloud formations in the predawn skies behind my anemometer.  This morning I managed to snap this photo:



It is s promising start to the season of colorful cloud formations associated with stormy seasons in the Northern Hemisphere.

Cheers, Edouard

P.S.  ;) . . . So who is going to top this photo?  :D

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Wispy clouds (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 10:24:16 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

Oddly enough, the winds were blowing from a different direction early this morning so we had no smoke and decent visibilities until shortly after sunrise.  That allowed me to take this placid scene around my anemometer:



The image definitely seems rather odd considering the smoggy day we have had since!

Cheers, Edouard 

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Con trails in red! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 11:06:42 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

In Northern California, it is still warm with conditions of very low humidity.  Thus, still a dangerous situation for wild-fires.  Nonetheless the overnight temperatures are such that condensation trails are visible in the predawn skies.  That made for a pretty scene this morning:



Okay, who's going to get their camera out and take a pretty picture of their instruments before "old man winter" coops you all up with a big freeze!  [freeze]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 11:52:39 AM »
Red sky in morning...




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Nifty shot! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 10:03:13 PM »
Dear Bill and WeatherCat shutterbugs, . . . . .

Red sky in morning...

Nifty shot!  Thanks Bill for sharing!  I like how you managed to get such a close-up of the anemometer and yet the picture does move back into the red horizon.  Very nicely done!  ThU5:-)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 07:43:01 AM »
What he said. Really nice sillouette Bill.
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Forecast in the clouds (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 10:59:11 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

This won't top Bill's photo by a long shot, but this morning I found the skies getting a bit dramatic before some expected rain:



Enjoy!  :)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

P.S. I probably could haven gotten a better picture if I hadn't had to first chase at least 20 wild turkeys out of the yard!  >:(

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 10:33:17 PM »
Had a short break in the rain/clouds early yesterday morning. Another few days and the leaves will all be on the ground!

BTW, how does remove an image from a post?
Somehow I didn't see the "Attached:" section with the check-box. [banghead]

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Thanks for sharing! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 12:09:19 AM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat shutterbugs,

Had a short break in the rain/clouds early yesterday morning. Another few days and the leaves will all be on the ground!

Thanks for sharing.  [tup]  Nice how you managed to get some autumn color behind your ISS!   :)

BTW, how does remove an image from a post?

I'm not sure since I don't use attachments much, but I would assume you could click on the modify button of your post and then delete the attachments.  That should work.

Cheers, Edouard

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Odd shaped cloud around sunset (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 12:28:13 AM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

We are getting unusual cloud formations associated with weak storms that are periodically passing through the San Francisco bay area.  Yesterday evening, one low cloud in particular moved from South to North against our Eastern horizon.  As it passed near the anemometer I took this photo:



The cloud had just enough of the shape of a mushroom cloud to be a bit spooky.  :o

Never a dull moment around here, . . . . . .  Edouard

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Agitated skies (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 11:37:33 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

This morning when I got up there were multiple layers of clouds stacked against the Eastern horizon.  The sun is still rising too soon for me to get the really dramatic photos, but I did manage to capture this:



It is a different style of dramatic clouds.  After all, variety is the spice of life!  8)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 03:30:23 PM »
Hi all,
Brilliant blue, and unusually warm day here in Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada today. Our normal would be 6° C for a high, and right now we're at almost 13° C.
Cheers,
Bill


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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
I used camouflaged duct tape to cover the whole pole (but not the pole hole)! It's a bit expensive, but it make my neighbors happy! cmu:-)

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Thanks for the blue skies! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2017, 10:40:49 PM »
Dear Bill, X-Air, and WeatherCat station caregivers,

Brilliant blue, and unusually warm day here in Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada today. Our normal would be 6° C for a high, and right now we're at almost 13° C.

Thanks for sharing!  :)  I forget to take pictures of the instruments during fair weather because that's all we have for at least 6 months - so it is a bit boring from my point of view.  I'll try to be more observant in the future!

I used camouflaged duct tape to cover the whole pole (but not the pole hole)! It's a bit expensive, but it make my neighbors happy! cmu:-)

 ;) . . . I'm glad I don't have neighbors like that! . .   [biggrin]

As it turns out, I did cover the galvanized pipe that I mounted my anemometer on with a bicycle rubber inner tube.  When I was cycling a lot I ended up with a lot of tubes that either had holes were just replaced out of caution.  Surprisingly, even if this rubber doesn't need any UV stabilization, bicycle inner tubes are amazingly durable even when exposed to a lot of sun.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Moonlight anyone? (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 11:01:35 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

Last night I forgot to pick up the mail until about the time I had to start preparing dinner.  As I looked Eastward I realized last night was going to be my only chance to photograph my anemometer with the waxing Moon.  I grabbed my camera and . . . . .



As noted elsewhere this is without any post-processing.  Also of note, I was holding the camera with my arms and the exposure was 1/6 of a second!  I'm steadier than I thought I could be capable of!  :)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

P.S. Even with the delay, I managed to get dinner ready on time!