Today I took a lunch hour (OK, hour and a half) drive up Mt. Hamilton Road to see if I could get near the snow. It was down to around 2500 ft., but they had the road closed at Grant Park. I stopped on the way back to get a picture – you can barely […]Read more "our trail"
Aside from Belmont’s late-night thunderstorm with hail-sized hail, there hasn’t been much in the way of atmospheric mayhem going on. But something weird happened to Arithmetic during the storm. Somehow, 41 is now a higher number than 59. Weird.Read more "stormwatch: the aftermath"
6:oo pm – That last bit of convection died down with the sunset, and so Stormwatch rolled on home without incident. A quick survey of the home turf revealed a toppled small tree (now righted), and a broken clay planter. It was on a plant stand which lost support as the soil below it softened […]Read more "stormwatch liveblog: 1/20"
1/19 5:30 am – Thunder is rumbling in the area, moderate to heavy rain is falling and the wind is picking up. Kitty has hopped up on the bed, and is purring loudly. 1/19 6:00 am – Man, is it dark out. We should just stay in bed, right Kitty? 1/19 7:30 am – Power […]Read more "january storm liveblog"
The lads down at the NWS may be overcalling today’s rain event: SPC SEVERE WX DAY1 PROD HAS US IN A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE TSTORMS WITH THE MAIN RISK BEING STRONG WINDS AND BRIEF TORNADOES. As Harry Waters said in In Bruges; “That’s going overboard, mate!”Read more "it sounded like a train"
Light rain has started falling ahead of the first of three storm systems tracking in towards California on a strong Pacific jet. No one has said “drought-buster” yet, so I’ll go ahead and call it.Read more "before the deluge"
Last night’s rain was a bit more vigorous than advertised. There was a steady rain at sunset, then nothing for a while, and around 11 it started coming down pretty good once more. And there was one bolt of lightning closely followed by a rumble of thunder around midnight. That may have hit a power […]Read more "altogether shocking"
Currently reading David Eggers’ You Shall Know Our Velocity! and he describes winter in Chicago this way: The Chicago cold is alive, three-dimensional, predatory. Not quite as chilly here, but it’s edging towards this.Read more "got that right"