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Welcome to Autumn 2018
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Time flies when you have way too many things to do and so we find ourselves around another change of season.  The Autumnal Equinox will occur Saturday or Sunday depending on your location.  Here is the webpage with all those gory details for the curious:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20180923T0154&msg=September%20Equinox%202018

Unfortunately, Autumn comes late to California since there is abundant sunshine.  Only a few trees have started to turn at this point.  Here is an example of a tree that must a be at least a relative of the Chinese Pistachio:



This is another tree that loses it leaves early:



In fact in August 2015 it was losing its leaves as was reported in this posting:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=1717.msg16144#msg16144

On the other hand, the Crepe Myrtles are still in bloom:



And beyond any cultivated region the earth looks like this:



The dry barren land will remain this way until the rains really come and soak the dried grasses - assuming those rains come at all!

Of course da' trusty wagon will always try to find a way to get get into da' act.  This time though it is a different kind of photo.  Our garage faces due East, so at the equinox the sun rises almost in line with our cars.  That afforded this interesting photo:



It might be a stretch to call it "wagon-henge" but it is a different take on Autumn and classic cars.

Like it or not, Autumn has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere.  Make the best of it!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 03:39:44 AM »
The first image looks like a Sumac. Almost a ‘weed’ tree around here. But it does have nice autumn foliage. ThU32:-)

https://www.thespruce.com/plant-sumac-trees-for-fall-foliage-2130930

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 05:49:27 AM »
You can't tell it's fall here by this security camera photo, but this family of mountain lions strolling through the neighbourhood look like they just broke huddle and are planning something big.
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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 09:14:16 PM »
That explains the metal conduit on the electrical wiring! "Cats" love to chew on wires...  :P

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Off to an active fall!! (Re: Autumn 2018)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 10:43:53 PM »
Dear X-Air, Blick, and WeatherCat users caught up in the changing seasons,

We do seem to be caught up in the changing seasons! 

The first image looks like a Sumac. Almost a ‘weed’ tree around here. But it does have nice autumn foliage. ThU32:-)

Hmm, I just double-checked and the Chinese Pistache looks more likely.  Here is the Wikipeda article on the Sumac:

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

Here is the Wikipedia article on the Chinese Pistache:

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

The latter looks like a closer match.

You can't tell it's fall here by this security camera photo, but this family of mountain lions strolling through the neighbourhood look like they just broke huddle and are planning something big.

Yipe!  We have wild critters around here and supposedly even the occasional mountain lion but that's quite a crowd to bump into in the middle of the night!  Definitely check your security camera before stepping outside at night!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 06:10:09 PM »
The view from my deck, looking east. It's autumn.
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Yup the seasons are turning. (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 11:47:08 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

The view from my deck, looking east. It's autumn.

A lovely view!  Thanks for sharing! You will easily beat anything I can photograph here in California.  However, the change in just one week has been dramatic.  I'd better start taking my camera around or I'll missing some opportunities.

Is anyone else seeing some Autumn colors and willing to capture some of it on digital "film"?   These days all you need is a smart phone!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 10:11:40 PM »
Autumn looked quite different this morning.
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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 10:39:16 PM »
wtf?!?

You really need a snow meter - immediately!

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 11:00:47 PM »
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You really need a snow meter
I think that's what the white pole is! He probably measures down from the top and subtracts that number from the known(?) length... If he can't see or find the pole, he just goes back inside to warm up!! cmu:-) It's too dangerous to be outside, anyway! [headbang] [cold] [freeze]

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 11:01:57 PM »
Reinhard:

Please ask that genius son of yours to start making those snow sensors. It would also be every nice if he could fly over and install them for those of us that are too dumb to be able to do it on our own. #jealous
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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2018, 11:06:26 PM »
I think that's what the white pole is! He probably measures down from the top and subtracts that number from the known(?) length... If he can't see or find the pole, he just goes back inside to warm up!! cmu:-) It's too dangerous to be outside, anyway! [headbang] [cold] [freeze]

Haha. That pole is a high tech way for me to find the lid to my propane tank later in the winter.
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Pretty but probably premature (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2018, 11:07:20 PM »
Dear Blick, Reinhard, X-Air, and WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Autumn look quite different this morning.

Another beautiful photo, but I suspect that snow won't last.  According to the latest 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

It is supposed to remain cooler than normal but you are at the very edge of a band of above normal precipitation.  Any sunshine will melt that snow and at least the current prediction is for nothing substantial to replace it any time soon.  The only potential wrinkle is Eastern Pacific Hurricane Sergio.  If it does something unexpected we could be looking at another scenario similar to Hurricane Rosa.  The latest forecast keeps Sergio out to sea through at least next Wednesday.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Pretty but probably premature (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2018, 07:14:52 PM »
Another beautiful photo, but I suspect that snow won't last.  According to the latest 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center:

Right you are. Mostly gone today. But another 4-6 inches of snow forecast locally over the next 2 days. It's not winter yet, but some days look like it.
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Might benefit from "inside sliders." (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2018, 10:21:30 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat observers of our interconnected weather,

Right you are. Mostly gone today. But another 4-6 inches of snow forecast locally over the next 2 days. It's not winter yet, but some days look like it.

After I posted that I read our local forecast and wondered if storms that pass to our North and East might nonetheless start bringing precipitation to you.  In the local weather forecaster slang they are called "inside sliders" and pass around a high pressure to our South and East.  When they do they create a pressure gradient that produces dry Northern off-shore winds.  The gusty winds and low humidities make for red flag fire danger.  Eventually the high pressure recedes enough so that the storms actually reach us with rain.  Until then, we are in some of the most dangerous fire weather of the year.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]