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Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« on: September 25, 2019, 10:57:06 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

We are officially in astronomical Autumn, so the time has come to turn the page and start a new thread for photos of the changing weather behind our weather instruments.  This morning we had some clouds from a weak disturbance create this display:



As always, this thread is for everyone on the WeatherCat forum, so don't hesitate to keep an eye on your weather instruments and keep your camera handy!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 11:21:13 AM »
Red Sky in morning - the sky behind my anemometer...


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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2019, 04:05:54 PM »
Gorgeous photo, Bill.Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing! (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2019, 10:09:56 PM »
Dear Bill, Blick, and WeatherCat shutterbugs, . . . .

Red Sky in morning - the sky behind my anemometer...

Great shot Bill!!  [tup]  Thanks for sharing! 

The seasons are definitely changing and I'm sure you are starting to see the first signs of winter storms.  I hope you and your station are ready for it!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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A bit more color before dawn. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 11:03:12 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

The sun is now rising about 1/2 a hour after I get up.  It is just the start of the season for colorful cloud effects behind my anemometer.  This morning was just a teaser:



Definitely not as pretty as Bill's photo, but Bill has the advantage of a higher latitude.  Photos I won't be able to take for a month are ready "knocking" on Bill's door.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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1-1/2 days without electricity. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2019, 09:19:22 PM »
Dear WeatherCat faithful,

We had a "historic" off-shore wind event starting Saturday night.  It even set a new wind gust record at Canebas weather station:



As threatened, PG&E cut off our electricity late in the evening of Saturday the 26th.  We were without electricity all day Sunday and most of the day on Monday.  Fortunately, the new generator shouldered the task of powering the refrigerator, upright freezer, and a few other small things during the daytime.  Alas, that didn't resolve the issue of cooking since we have an all-electric kitchen.  So I cooked outside on the propane camp stove I bought 20 years ago.  It was quite chilly in the late evenings and early mornings!

I did try to capture some photos of the occasion.  Here is an "old school" attempt to capture the wind as the blurring of the branches and the anemometer:



For all the hardship, we still ended up with some fires.  The Kincade Fire continues to burn in the North Bay.   On Sunday there was a fire in the adjacent town of Lafayette that forced some evacuations and damaged some structures.  As a result, this morning we had a smoky sunrise:



We are expecting another off-shore wind event tonight into tomorrow.  However, it isn't expected to be as severe and PG&E has decided to leave our electricity on.  Unfortunately what we desperately need is some rain to dampen the critically dry vegetation.  So far still no rain as far as the forecasters dare conjecture.

Such are da' conditions that prevail in California, . . . . .

Oh well, . . . . Edouard

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 02:32:49 PM »
Thanks for letting us know how you are weathering the fires and electric mains issues. Stay safe.
Blick


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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 02:56:24 PM »
We set a new all-time low temperature record for the month of October for 2 consecutive nights: -8°F (-22•C) the night before and -11°F (-24°C) last night. The old monthly record was 10°F (-12°C) so the current arctic weather has not previously been experienced here in October. We've received 19 inches (48 cm) of snow this month. This is good start to our water year, but it's obviously way too early to know how that is going to turn out. Still way too dry in the western United States.

You can see the sun shining on my ISS in the lower left corner as I hang out a window to capture this winter wonderland shot for my fellow WeatherCatters.
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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2019, 03:49:01 PM »
Do you have a B & B license?! What are your rates? ;D I guess if I have to ask, I can't afford them? [rolleyes2] [blush]

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Thanks for sharing a bit of winter (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2019, 10:26:41 PM »
Dear Blick, X-Air and WeatherCat faithful,

Thanks for letting us know how you are weathering the fires and electric mains issues. Stay safe.

Thanks for the positive wishes.  Definitely trying times here in California.

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This is good start to our water year, but it's obviously way too early to know how that is going to turn out. Still way too dry in the western United States.

You can see the sun shining on my ISS in the lower left corner as I hang out a window to capture this winter wonderland shot for my fellow WeatherCatters.

Glad to hear that your seeing some precipitation and thanks for the pretty photo!  [cheer]  I definitely wish things were looking more like that here in California!

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: Moods of the sky behind our weather instruments 2019-20
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 09:19:30 PM »
Had our first frost last night (29.7°F at 7:28 am). Almost exactly the "average" date. Got up to get an extra blanket about 5 am. [freeze] Got almost another 3 hours of comfy, warm sleep! ThU32:-)

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Waxing to the Beaver full Moon. (Re: Moods of the sky . . . 2019-20)
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2019, 11:51:13 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Yesterday, we had a fortuitous combination of haze at dusk and the waxing Moon to make this photo possible:



When the Moon becomes full, it will be called the Beaver full Moon.

Enjoy!


Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]