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Smoky sunrise in California (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2018, 11:43:31 PM »
Dear WeatherCat climate photo-journalists,

Smoke from the Mendocino Complex fires is being blown over the San Francisco Bay Area and I was able to take this surreal photo of the sky around my anemometer this morning:



The smoke has been so heavy that is greatly reduced the daytime temperatures.  Yesterday's high was: 92˚ F (33.3˚ C)  Today has reached only 76˚F (24.4˚ C) and clearly won't top 80˚ F.

The weather is indeed very different and strange this summer.  One cannot be too sure what to expect day to day.

Oh well, . . . . Edouard

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2017-18
« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2018, 06:46:02 AM »
Cool photo, Edouard. We are approximately 835 miles east and slightly north of the Mendocinco Complex fires, with three significant mountain ranges between us and we are socked in with smoke from those fires. Have been for a week. Weather is a powerful thing and these fires are incredibly destructive
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Wow! Smoke going a long way! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2018, 10:22:35 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat observers of the power of nature, . . .

Cool photo, Edouard. We are approximately 835 miles east and slightly north of the Mendocinco Complex fires, with three significant mountain ranges between us and we are socked in with smoke from those fires. Have been for a week. Weather is a powerful thing and these fires are incredibly destructive

Wow!  I didn't think the smoke could travel that far.  It isn't easy to spot, but you can see the smoke moving into Utah on the Western US infrared satellite image.  As you say, we should always respect the power of mother nature!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Colorful stratus . . . . (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2018, 11:15:00 PM »
Dear WeatherCat fans of the sky's many colorful moods,

Late summer isn't a particularly good time for me to capture colorful cloud formations, but we are seeing stronger shifts between high and low pressures centers than normally happen in late summer.  Yesterday a low pressure was departing to the North while high pressure was building in from the South.  That drove the marine layer in more energetically than usual and produced this colorful effect round about sunset:



Fog is what makes the San Francisco Bay area so special, so I'm always happy to see it make an appearance.  It isn't as common as it once was.

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Colorful marine layer! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2017-18)
« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2018, 10:50:35 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs, . . . . .

The September weather in Northern California has been thus far dominated by troughs of low pressure.  As a result the onshore flow has been unusually strong and the marine layer is intruding much further than you would expect during what is still late Summer.  This morning the combination of fog and unusually strong winds kicked up the marine layer into this colorful display just as the sun was rising:



With the equinox less than a week away the weather is definitely starting to show signs of the changing seasons.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]