Monday, September 12, 2011

SeaTac temp records are BS

SeaTac said we had the most days in a row with 80+F weather, but since the 3rd runway was built the thermometer there has been off by 2 degrees F, so the record doesn't count. This is a problem around the country (weather stations in crappy locations) so don't ever believe the weather reports.

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-is-record-not-really-record.html

Lost dog, and Smoke

LOST: black/while cockapoo wearing a pink t-shirt.  Answers to Leah.

Smoke moves up and down.

Lost (the TV show) had a smoke monster that could move in any direction.

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2011/09/smoke-signals-and-lost-dog_10.html

La Niña

The U.S. Climate Prediction Center has just upgraded the status from a La Nina Watch to a La Nina Advisory. It was hard to copy/paste that without laughing a little.

Winter forecast: wetter and colder for us, warmer and drier for the SE.

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2011/09/latest-on-la-nina.html

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hot in the day, cold at night

There's a big difference between the daytime high and the nighttime low temps. This is due to longer nights and clear skys.

This may or may not be good for vineyards, depending on who you ask.

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2011/09/large-diurnal-temperature-range.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hotest spot in the NW

Is the Hanford reservation, but not due to the reactor. It's because there are no irrigated fields.

(Hottest spot in the world is in Iran)

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-is-warmest-place-on-earth-warmest.html

Saturday, September 3, 2011

More warmth in the NW. More hurricanes in that other part of the country that isn't the NW so who cares?

Also, there are forest fires now.