Earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone
Author's Note: This part of a weekly series on geology for a class I am taking this semester at BYU-Idaho. This week's prompt required students to find a news article, post it on our blogs and explain how plate tectonics played a role in the situation. Other posts from this... read more ❯
i just stepped outside and happened to look up and see this iridescence from a contrail. . read more ❯
Wind, Rain, Mountain Snow, and Big Waves this Week!
After a brief break this weekend, the coming week will feature the classic quadfecta of winter weather: rain, wind, mountain snow, and big waves on the coast. As far as mountain snow goes, I couldn’t be happier, as I’m heading up to Whistler tomorrow and am looking forward to a... read more ❯
Entering a More Active Pattern
I'm back! I apologize for the unannounced blogging hiatus - the truth is that I've been a tad burnt out lately. Interestingly, I don't think it has as much to do with work as much as my commute to and from work, which is a bike ride that has been... read more ❯
Christmas-into-the-New-Year Extreme Cold in Maryland
Now that the cold weather had abated, for now, here are a few things that I've discovered occurred during this extended period from Christmastime through the first week of January: It wasn't the coldest weather that has ever occurred in the state. It wasn't the lengthiest cold weather to ever... read more ❯
Thermal Springs of Nevada
Author's Note: This the first part of a weekly series on geology for a class I am taking this semester at BYU-Idaho. This week's prompt is "Where have you seen geology in your daily life?" Other posts from this assignment can be found under the "Geology 111" category. Geology, like weather, is... read more ❯
HAPPY VALLEY, OREGON, WEATHER: DECEMBER 2017
TEMPERATURES Average Temperatures were fairly steady throughout the month with a difference between the Maximum and Minimum of only 8.2°. The Average Max/Min/Mean Temperatures December 1st-15th vs. 16th-31st: 44.7°/36.6°/40.6° vs. 43.6°/35.2°/39.4°. There was no unusual warmth or cold - the month only featured 5 days reaching Maxima ≥50° and most... read more ❯
A White Christmas For The Pacific Northwest!
WE DID IT! In an event that far exceeded my expectations, Western Washington and even parts of Western Oregon saw their first White Christmas since 2008. Our storm made landfall further south than modeled, leading to colder conditions throughout the... read more ❯
Could We Have A White Christmas?
I've been taking a well-needed vacation from weather blogging and have been spending some wonderful time with family and friends up in Seattle for the holidays. But with rumors of a White Christmas reverberating from Westlake Center to Sea-Tac Airport, I thought I'd weigh in on the potential for some... read more ❯
Gorge Snow Quickie: White Christmas Likely!
Wow...what a crazy 10-12 days it has been. Never before in my life as a WX geek, have I seen this much uncertainty & disagreement as to what's going to happen 7 or even 3-4 days ahead in the forecasts. WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON? I'm not going to dig up a bunch... read more ❯
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 South West Michigan - Warming And Wonderful Weekend
Currently 30 with a SW wind of 15 mph dropping that to feeling like 21 degrees. Dew Point 27, Barometer 29.9, Humidity 72%, Visibility 10 mi, Sunrise 8:08 am, Sunset 5:37 pm. Mostly Sunny will become partly sunny in the afternoon. High lower 30s. SW winds 10 - 20 mph. Partly... read more ❯
Sola Virtus Observatory Wx Report 01.19.18
Weather Summary for Thursday 01.18.18: Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Cold. The High Temperature reached 36.1 °F at 3:08 pm. Humidity High: 76%.... Humidity Low: 37%.....Dew Pt. High: 14.6°F.....Dew Pt. Low: 4.3 °F.... Solar Radiation High: 455 W/m2... UV Index High: 1.10 .... Winds: NNW . Peak Wind Gust: NNW@ 17 mph... Overnight: Mostly Clear to Partly Cloudy...Low Temp: 21.8°F at 5:27... read more ❯
A sunny, milder PM, snow melting update for West Rockville Maryland on Thursday, January 18 2018
Thursday featured clear skies and an afternoon warmup after one last cold early AM that will be the pattern for the next few days. No snow left on the ground now, just a few very scattered patches in well protected, north facing areas in my immediate area. The Thursday maximum... read more ❯
Here`s Thursday - January 18, 2018`s - Historical Climate Summary !
Lowest Barometric Pressure : 30.34″ at 11:59 p.m. Highest Barometric Pressure : 30.59″ at 12, 1 a.m. Lowest Relative Humidity : 40% at 3 p.m. Highest Relative Humidity : 88% at 2, 4 – 6, 8 a.m. Lowest Dew Point Temperature : – 2° at 3, 7 a.m. Highest Dew Point Temperature : 14° at... read more ❯
Rain Last night Cold to Arrive
Been an quite week here with the exception of an steady East to SE wind. Think the Yukon finally ran out of wind. Wind chills were in the -40 to -50 range. Winds were steady 20-25 knots gusting to 30. After the Tanana jet shut down winds came from the... read more ❯
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 South West Michigan - A Blustery Day
Currently 25 with a SW wind of 18 mph dragging that down to feeling like 12 degrees. Dew Point 23, Barometer 30.1, Humidity 76%, Visibility 9 mi, Sunrise 8:08 am, Sunset 5:36 pm. Mostly cloudy becoming partly sunny this afternoon. High around 30. SW winds 15 - 25 mph. Partly cloudy... read more ❯
Much Warmer Temps are on The Way for Mid Michigan
The big story yesterday was the meteor on Tuesday evening. It caused a very large "boom" which registered as 2 on the Richter scale. Many claimed that it shook their houses. I saw the flash through my window but heard no noise. Several of my friends were outdoors when it... read more ❯
A snowy morning, colder PM update for West Rockville Maryland on Wednesday, January 17 2018
Wednesday featured a small snow occurrence (0.7") during most of the early AM hours, then cold and slow clearing during the PM hours. The Wednesday maximum temperature from the VP2 (32.3°) was recorded at 0000 while the minimum temperature (17.0°) was recorded nearly 24 hours later at 2340. The PM... read more ❯
Here`s Wednesday - January 17, 2018`s - Historical Climate Summary !
Lowest Barometric Pressure : 30.59″ at 11:59 p.m. Highest Barometric Pressure : 30.75″ at 11 a.m. Lowest Relative Humidity : 67% at 2 p.m. Highest Relative Humidity : 88% at 10, 11 p.m. Lowest Dew Point Temperature : – 3° at 2 a.m. Highest Dew Point Temperature : 8° at 3, 4 p.m. Lowest Wind Speed... read more ❯
Archive of U.S. Daily Weather Maps from 1871 to the present time.
I posted about this great website in a very recent daily weather post of mine, earlier this week, but Nathan encouraged me to make a separate blog about it. There is endless possibilities and fun that can be had by viewing and studying daily weather maps from the past. Looking... read more ❯