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General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to summer 2019!
« Last post by xairbusdriver on June 23, 2019, 04:00:35 AM »
Thanks Josbaz! A totally new cloud type to me, also! While I live much too far south to see them, I spent a lot time flying around sunrise, sometimes at quite high altitudes. Those circumstances should have enabled me to see these formations. But the conditions must be fairly rare as well as cold!!! [freeze]
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Dear X-Air, Jos, and WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

This time of year is also the best for spotting Noctilucent clouds (NLC). Last night they were exceptionally bright, and visible in large parts of Europe. Some photo's I took close to where I live.

Thank you very much for sharing!  Indeed these are very pretty cloud formations!  Honestly, I had never heard of Noctilucent clouds before your post.  Here is some more information about it on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctilucent_cloud

I don't know how many WeatherCatters live at latitudes of 50 to 65˚, so you most likely one of the very few who can see these first-hand.  Thanks for sharing a phenomena most of us will never see.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to summer 2019!
« Last post by JosBaz on June 22, 2019, 10:36:08 AM »
This time of year is also the best for spotting Noctilucent clouds (NLC). Last night they were exceptionally bright, and visible in large parts of Europe. Some photo's I took close to where I live.

Jos

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General Weather Discussion / Re: Welcome to summer 2019!
« Last post by xairbusdriver on June 21, 2019, 12:44:21 AM »
You can't argue with the idea that if you cut down a tree, it can't burn down... :o [goofy] [rolleyes2] [banghead]
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General Weather Discussion / Welcome to summer 2019!
« Last post by elagache on June 20, 2019, 10:17:15 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

For the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year.  This year it occurs around the 21th of June.  Here is a website with the exact time of the Solstice for various locations around the world.

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20190621T1554&msg=June%20Solstice%202019

In California, the time of hot dry weather has arrived.  Here is the same hillside I photographed earlier this spring:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2947.msg28932#msg28932



Alas, the late rains have had little effect on the dried out grasses.  Still, there is some more pleasant aspects of Summer in Northern California.  There is the rolling of the fog in and out.  Here are some palm trees in front of the marine layer:



Unfortunately, we are seeing considerably less fog in recent years and that is causing a serious uptick in temperatures.

There are still some late blooming shrubs like these oleander:



There is also some of the first fruits of the season.  Here is another yellow plum tree with the fading blossoms of buckeye trees behind:



Still the creeks are starting to run dry:



This year there is something new upon the land:



In the wake of the destruction of Paradise and other regions by wildfire, there is a feverish attempt to reduce the risk of fires spreading - especially around power lines.  While the goal is laudable, the rote removal of growth really doesn't guarantee anything.  Attempting to prevent a repeat of one wildfire scenario hardly precludes others.  At the same time living plants remove greenhouse gases from atmosphere.  No matter what you do with dead vegetation, it releases CO2 as it decomposes.  In addition trees provide shade that reduces overall temperatures.  While not definitive, there is some evidence that Urban Heat Islands are contributing to climate change.  So the haste to reduce one sort of wildfire risk could be ultimately increasing the risk in other ways.  It is always sad to see a tree die, sadder still when a tree is removed more out of fear than reason.

Such are the conditions that prevail in California at the start of Summer 2019. . . . . . .

Edouard
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.2
« Last post by wurzelmac on June 20, 2019, 06:55:55 PM »
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Updated to the latest version but System Data is showing RCP Version 100 instead of (I think it should be) 120. Screenshot attached.
The "RCP Version 100" refers to the Rich Client Protocol used by the WeatherCat Desktop application. For example, if a new version of WeatherCat Desktop changed any RCP tags, the RCP Version would be updated. RCP clients like WeatherCatRCP could then use the RCP Version number to conform to the updated protocol.

Thanks for clarification, Grand.
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.2
« Last post by The Grand Poohbah on June 20, 2019, 05:51:12 PM »
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Updated to the latest version but System Data is showing RCP Version 100 instead of (I think it should be) 120. Screenshot attached.
The "RCP Version 100" refers to the Rich Client Protocol used by the WeatherCat Desktop application. For example, if a new version of WeatherCat Desktop changed any RCP tags, the RCP Version would be updated. RCP clients like WeatherCatRCP could then use the RCP Version number to conform to the updated protocol.
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.2
« Last post by wurzelmac on June 20, 2019, 01:28:53 PM »
Updated to the latest version but System Data is showing RCP Version 100 instead of (I think it should be) 120. Screenshot attached.

By the way, can anybody help me remember how to add a webcam URL? Mine isn't showing anymore and I can't recall how to tell RCP where to look for my webcam...  :-[

Cheers,
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Installed and working fine. (Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.2)
« Last post by elagache on June 19, 2019, 10:36:25 PM »
Dear Grand, Blick, and WeatherCat iOS fans,

New version working fine on my iPhone Xs running iOS 12.3.1.

As expected, the new version was available today and it updated without incident.  Everything is working as advertised.  Thanks Grand!  [tup]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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WeatherCat iOS Clients / Re: WeatherCatRCP 1.2
« Last post by Blicj11 on June 19, 2019, 07:15:42 PM »
Thanks Grand.

New version working fine on my iPhone Xs running iOS 12.3.1.
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