Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another month of no winter.

The week of 10/13 brought some low pressure systems our way, but they just didn't look very threatening. The 7 day forecast looked about the same.

On Monday the 13th, PM, some nice cirrus... 

By Tuesday morning, it starts to darken, but i am not reaching for the umbrella yet.

By Tues. PM, it looks darker. The week continued to be an evolving thing, ever changing, sometimes interesting, sometimes blah.

Here's a potpourri:

There's poetry aplenty above, but you have to be open to it.

Finally 10/24-25, it rained over night, nothing major, partly cloudy skies by Sat 9AM.

Thursday 10/30 something was 'sposed to be headed this way. I couldn't see that happening, but when i woke at 2 AM 10/31 the street was wet... but that was about it.
None of this will put a dent in the drought.

Links for the month? check this one out, a new cloud type:

Here's a few good general info links:
Long, informative.

"In meteorology, a cloud is a visible mass of liquid droplets or frozen crystals made of water or various chemicals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body."  After this, it gets incredibly complicated.

This is a bit simpler:
You can download a PDF file
"Cloud types for observers Cloud types for observers (PDF, 4 MB)  guide."

Weather 101 A tutorial on cloud types:

This one is rather simplistic, but sometimes that's OK:

RE: the drought (which is not going away anytime soon):

What I want to see on the western horizon heading in from the Pacific is something like this:

No, I am not holding my breath.
But I'll be back next month, come hell or high water as the saying goes.