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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2018, 01:46:01 AM »
Normally, when you get precipitation in Orinda, we get it here the next day. But these storms we are experiencing now came up from the southwest and as a result of the lingering Hurricane Rosa.
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But of course!! (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2018, 09:42:33 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat  ;) logistics experts, . . . . .

Normally, when you get precipitation in Orinda, we get it here the next day.

 [wink] . . . . . But of course!  That's because I ship the rain to you via next day air!! .  . . . .  lol(1)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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An exception to the current trend. (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 11:47:33 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the season's turning,

Northern California fell significantly short of normal rainfall last Winter.  However, the effects of this aren't completely realized until the end of Summer.  Trees "in the wild" suffer from insufficient water and lose their leaves much more quickly - before there is a chance for them to change color.  California has never been known for great Autumn displays but this year is especially bad.  Still, I observed this tree putting on a decent display:



Thus far in Northern California: October days have been hot, the fire threats very real, and Autumn weather remains a promise thus far not delivered.

Such are da' conditions that prevail,
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Edouard

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2018, 01:01:36 PM »
Hi all,
Just back from driving the Cabot Trail - in northern NS. Great colour, crappy weather - rain, wind and even a snowfall!
Fun challenge for photography!


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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2018, 02:18:42 PM »
Thanks, Bill!
Beautiful!!!

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2018, 04:32:10 PM »
Very nice, Bill. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Bill!! (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2018, 10:56:05 PM »
Dear Bill, X-Air, Blick, and WeatherCat fans of beautiful pictures,

Just back from driving the Cabot Trail - in northern NS. Great colour, crappy weather - rain, wind and even a snowfall!

Sorry for the difficult conditions, but thanks for sharing the beautiful photo!

Fun challenge for photography!

I'm glad you turned the difficulties into a chance for you to flex your photographic "muscles" so to speak!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Dry suburbia Autumn colors . . . (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2018, 11:02:44 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Alas in Northern California, the trouble is the seasons stubbornly refusing to make that transition from Summer to Autumn.  It is still hot, dry, and dangerous weather for wild fires.  Autumn colors continue to be extremely hard to come by.  This photo is about as good at it gets at the moment:



Trees without water are losing their leaves very rapidly because of the wind and extremely low humidities.  Trees that still have water are benefiting from a longer than normal growing seasons and are not losing their leaves yet.  The days remain warm and there is still plenty of sunshine.

Such are the paradoxical conditions that are to be found in California these days . . . . . .  and that isn't even considering politics!!  lol(1)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Smoke from the Camp fire in Orinda (Re: Autumn 2018)
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2018, 11:06:47 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

As already noted (like a broken record) the problem in California is the stubborn continuation of the dry season.  Finally the off-shore winds caused the wild-fire disaster that everyone had feared.  The so called Camp fire is several hundred miles from the San Francisco Bay Area, but the smoke is so dense that the sun is greatly obscured.  This morning I captured two different aspects of the current conditions.  Here is a birch tree with most of its leaves gone but a few still shimmering:



The poor visibility is obvious in the background.  This picture doesn't capture the hazy as much as the bizarre contrasts of Autumn and Summer in California:



Even so, the yellows of the foliage are clearly muted in the diminished sunlight. 

Certainly another year of extremes, . . . . . .

Edouard   

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2018, 09:33:40 PM »
Those California fires are powerfully destructive. The one in Southern California came within a mile of my brother's house. That is getting personal.
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Rain washed foliage. (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2018, 10:39:19 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

We had a break in the rain so that I could look to see how the Autumn trees were progressing.  I managed to catch two pleasant scenes.  The first has birch trees in the foreground:



The second picture also has a nice contrast between the blue sky and the yellow leaves:



No fancy camera here.  Both photos were taken with a now dated iPhone 6.

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrants in the USofA!  :)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Fall melancholy (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2018, 10:53:27 PM »
Dear WeatherCat observers of the seasons turning,

Sorry to hog, but we have had periods of rain all day and that presented Autumn trees in a very different and more melancholy mood:



Once more captured with my iPhone 6.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2018, 11:03:19 PM »
WOW! How did you paint that yellow tree with your iPhone?!

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Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2018, 07:53:38 AM »
Nice color Edouard. Your California rain has turned into Utah snow. 15 inches in the last 3 days. Keep it coming.
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Remember - you're ASKIN' for it! (Re: Welcome to Autumn 2018)
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2018, 12:17:11 AM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat drought sufferers,

Your California rain has turned into Utah snow. 15 inches in the last 3 days. Keep it coming.

 [wink] . . . . . Remember, you're askin' for it! . . . . . . .  [biggrin]

The Monterey office of the National Weather Service has a new "code:" AR.  Of course AR stands for Atmospheric River!  I'm not sure what the big idea is, but it does appear we have arrived at "Atmospheric River Season."  Clearly something new has been added to the West Coast climate and will just have to ride out whatever the weather throws at us.

Cheers, Edouard