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Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:45:40 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs . . . .

Once more we have crossed another Autumnal Equinox which means it is time to start a new thread for photos capturing the sky around our weather instruments.  This morning offered a decent start to this activity:



The weather has turned very fall-like after a period of hot off-shore winds.  Indeed, there is some hope for rain next week coming from remnants of Eastern Pacific Hurricane Rosa.

Stay tuned!
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Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 10:07:35 PM »
Well, the last three days have been answers to prayers here in much of the drought-stricken West. At our mountain home we have recorded 2.64 inches (6.71 cm) of precipitation. And this morning, we awoke to a pleasant surprise: 3 inches (7.62 cm) of snow. Now if I only had an electronic snow sensor like Reinhard...
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Neat preview of Winter! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 10:57:51 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat drought sufferers,

Well, the last three days have been answers to prayers here in much of the drought-stricken West. At our mountain home we have recorded 2.64 inches (6.71 cm) of precipitation. And this morning, we awoke to a pleasant surprise: 3 inches (7.62 cm) of snow. Now if I only had an electronic snow sensor like Reinhard...

Congratulations on all the precipitation!   [tup]  Thanks for the lovely pictures also!  Definitely a preview of Winter in your corner of the world!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Finally some colorful clouds! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 10:36:24 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Northern California has been mostly under the control of high pressure ridges.  This has resulted in warm and dry conditions lasting longer than you would expect for being this late in October.  However, a storm to our North did bring in the marine layer enough to create this scene behind my anemometer this morning:

 

Alas, the overall pattern continues.  Warmer is more the norm than otherwise and no rain expected for at least two weeks.

Such are da' conditions that prevail . . . .

Cheers, Edouard

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Clouds from a storm to our North. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 10:26:47 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Alas, the dry season is stubbornly refusing to end here in Northern California.  There is no chance of rain for at least two weeks.  However, storms to our North are spinning clouds into our area and produced this sort of fair weather scene:



I'm getting more than a little weary of this warm dry weather, but at least we can all enjoy a bit of "painted sunrises."

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2018, 03:14:29 PM »
Maple trees and Euonymus shrubs are always the first to show color. These are our red varieties:

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Thanks for sharing!! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 09:35:26 PM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat Shutterbugs,

Maple trees and Euonymus shrubs are always the first to show color. These are our red varieties:

Very nice!   :)  Thanks for sharing!

Here in California we are stuck in a "broken record" weather pattern, so I'm glad somebody has been able to contribute something novel to this thread!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Last sunrise of daylight savings. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 08:29:34 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

I had noticed that the crescent Moon was closing in on the sunrise and that presented some interesting photographic opportunities.  However, this morning was the last sunrise before daylight savings ends in the United States so basically it was "now or nothing" for that shot.  Here is the best photo of the 18 attempts this morning:



Enjoy!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Tragic déjà vu . . . . . .(Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 10:48:10 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning, . . . . . . .

This morning I was able to capture the following image of the sun rising on the same horizon as my anemometer:



It does look very similar to the photo I posted back in on August 7th:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2578.msg27158#msg27158

The smoky background is very similar.  Of course the position of the sun is radically different.  It is a reminder of how the sun travels across the sky during the seasons.  Alas, I never thought I would be taking a photo of the sun though the smoke of a wild fire in November.

The smoke is also having a far more pronounced effect on the weather.  The high on November 7th (the day before the fire started) was 72˚ F (22˚ C).  Today's high will only be 59˚ F (15˚ C).  The humidities are still very low and we are continuing to have off-shore wind events.  We are under another Red Flag fire warning tonight through tomorrow morning.

Certainly it is an unbelievable weather scenario coming horribly true.

Oh well, . . . . . Edouard

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Long time no colorful clouds . . .(Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2018, 09:56:48 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

After the deluge of late November, Northern California has been relatively cool and mostly dry.  That also has produced a "drought" in colorful sunrises to photograph.  Finally there is a change in the conditions which produced these two photos.  First a landscape view:



About 15 minutes later the clouds have shifted - affording this view:



We are expecting a decent storm tomorrow with a moderate atmospheric river tap.  However, once that storm blows through we return to dry for most of the week.  Tomorrow's storm may catch up for the month's rainfall, but thus far, December is no boon for precipitation.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Two different moods . . . (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 10:27:34 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the varied moods of the skies around us,

It's been two weeks since this thread got a posting, so to it is overdue.  Worse still, I had a neat picture to share but never had time to post it.  So without any further ado: 



The photo was taken on the evening of December 18th while the Moon was still waxing.  This morning presented a very different scene:



Thin cloud bands really light up when the sun rises at almost right angles to the bands. 

Enjoy!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 04:27:52 PM »
You and your "waxing"! [rolleyes2] You even have the Moon involved!! cmu:-)

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Nothing but the best! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 11:00:40 PM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat "shine" fanatics, . . . .

You and your "waxing"! [rolleyes2] You even have the Moon involved!! cmu:-)

But of course!  I use nothing but Griot's Garage Poly-Gloss synthetic wax . . . .

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/liquid+gloss+poly+wax.do

 [wink] . . . .  I figured waxing the Moon was good practice for waxing the Airstream trailer - mighty tall d'em trailers!! . . . .  lol(1)

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2018, 04:26:42 PM »
We are ending the year with a little snow cap atop the ISS this morning. One-third of the way through the water year and we already have half of the precipitation that we had in the previous water year. Good start for drought country. Also, for the third year in a row, this year's annual average temperature is 1/10 of a degree lower than last year's average, so no sign of global warming at my house. We are ending the year with our eighth consecutive day with the high temperature not climbing above freezing (outside - not inside, where we keep it slightly warmer).
 [freeze]
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Thanks for the white instruments! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 10:28:07 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

We are ending the year with a little snow cap atop the ISS this morning.

Thanks for sharing the pretty scene!  :)

One-third of the way through the water year and we already have half of the precipitation that we had in the previous water year. Good start for drought country.

Glad to hear that at least one location in drought country is having a decent start to the wet season.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]