Author Topic: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.  (Read 3241 times)

elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
Clouds after the storm. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 10:21:05 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the skies around our weather instruments,

I had hoped to try to catch the lunar eclipse next to my anemometer, but that event mostly rained out.  Not very friendly but we need the rain.  This morning I captured this image of the clouds after the last of the storms had passed:



We will have a week to 10 days to dry out.  However, there is some hints of rain starting out February which would suit me just fine! 

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 3292
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Mojave | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 09:25:22 PM »
We were luckier. It had been snowing all day but the skies parted just long enough for us to watch the entire lunar eclipse. Pretty cool.
Blick


bcurry

  • Gentle Breeze
  • **
  • Posts: 99
    • CWOP EW 1820
    • INOVASCO73
  • Station Details: Vantage Pro 2 on 27" iMac running Mojave (10.14) and WeatherCat 3
Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2019, 11:38:16 AM »
Venus (left), my anemometer and Jupiter in alignment this morning.


elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
Very cool! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2019, 11:25:10 PM »
Dear Bill and WeatherCat stargazers,

Venus (left), my anemometer and Jupiter in alignment this morning.

Now that's a very cool shot! [bounce]  Thanks for sharing!  [tup]

I've been a bit too busy but I noticed that Venus and Jupiter were aligning in the morning sky.  If we get a clear morning I'll see if I can do anything with it.  Can anyone else?

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 3292
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Mojave | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2019, 03:38:01 PM »
Another splendid shot, Bill.
Blick


wurzelmac

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 1251
    • ITIROLPR2
    • Wetterstation Prägraten am Großvenediger
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage PRO2 Plus (24h fan aspirated, wireless) with UV/Solar | Weather Envoy Data Logger | Mac mini Mid 2011 2,7 GHz Intel Core i7 with 12 GB of RAM | 1x Canon EOS 1300D | macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2019, 06:58:55 AM »
Venus (left), my anemometer and Jupiter in alignment this morning.

Wow!  [woohoo]
Reinhard


elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
The sun returns! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2019, 11:11:09 PM »
Dear WeatherCat shutterbugs,

We have been having so much rain in Northern California that the sun has been unusually scarce.  It felt more like living in Seattle than the San Francisco Bay area!  Today we finally had a sunrise that wasn't either completely cloudless or completely clouded over.  As a result, I managed to capture this shot:



We are expecting more rain tomorrow and Tuesday though.  I can't complain, but there are plenty of Californians who getting fed up with all the soggy weather. 

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
An extremely red forecast (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2019, 08:55:58 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the moods of the sky,

This morning there was an usually uniform field of orange-red behind my anemometer:



A modest storm will come though today.  The weekend will be mostly dry, but more rain is expected for the first part of next week and possibly longer.  So whatever the astronomical alignments, old man winter is continuing to hang around at least this corner of the northern hemisphere.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
Wintery grey. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2019, 10:44:34 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Well it is considerably warmer than during the coldest of winter, but California doesn't exactly feel like spring either.  This morning I captured the following bands of grey behind my anemometer:



The bare branches of our locust tree definitely give a wintery feel to this image.

It does appear that the major rain events are behind us, but there continues to be threats of at least light rain looming into the next weekend.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
After sunrise color. (Re: Moods of the sky behind . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2019, 10:21:38 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the season's turning,

The sun is getting up earlier than me, so sunrise pictures are becoming impractical.  However, overnight we had a quick storm come through and this morning fast moving clouds created this scene behind my anemometer:



It is another sort of mood of the sky that you will see from time to time.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
Atmospheric River? - in May?? (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2019, 12:32:19 AM »
Dear WDear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Well the seasons went backward for Northern California.  We are back in winter with an Atmospheric River event even!  Here are the ominous storm clouds from this morning:



We picked up 0.93" (23.6mm) from this one storm alone.  That's more than we normally get for the entire month of May!  More storms are expected so it will feel like winter for a while.  Most importantly, this should defer the start of the wildfire season.  We most definitely need that!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

Blicj11

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 3292
    • EW3808
    • KUTHEBER6
    • Timber Lakes Utah
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus | WeatherLinkIP™ Data Logger | iMac (late 2013), 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 24 GB RAM, macOS Mojave | Sharx SCNC2900 Webcam | Supportive Wife
Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2019, 12:47:06 AM »
Nice rainstorm in California turned into a nice snowstorm at my house. Keep that atmospheric river flowing, Edouard .
Blick


elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
Summertime moods (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2019, 11:09:52 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Each season provides a potential atmospheric "canvas" to capture your weather instruments against.  Yesterday afternoon we had some high wispy clouds that produced this effect:



So you don't have to get up early in the morning to capture something pretty around your weather instruments.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

xairbusdriver

  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 2392
    • EW7115 (E7115)
    • KTNGERMA20
    • Mid-South Weather
  • Station Details: Davis VP2 wireless + remote Anemometer/2014 Mac min - 10.14.4/WC 3.0.4
Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2018-19.
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2019, 03:12:04 AM »
There IS some sky out there, but it's mostly falling in the yard and roof... 6.19 in/hr when this image was recorded. Fortunately, not for more than a few minutes. [cheer]

BTW, that nearly solid stream is from one of three second story downspouts that are not allowed to empty/fill the first floor gutter. They hit concrete and some large stones which have, so far, avoided the streams to create cisterns. [rolleyes2]

elagache

  • Global Moderator
  • Storm
  • *****
  • Posts: 5373
    • DW3835
    • KCAORIND10
    • Canebas Weather
  • Station Details: Davis Vantage Pro-2, Mac mini (2018), macOS 10.14.3, WeatherCat 3
Glad everything survived the deluge (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2018-19.)
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2019, 10:29:09 PM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat station caregivers,

There IS some sky out there, but it's mostly falling in the yard and roof... 6.19 in/hr when this image was recorded. Fortunately, not for more than a few minutes. [cheer]

That's an impressive summer rainfall event.  I'm glad station and owner are no worse for wear.  I'd gladly take some of that rain off of your hands if I could.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]