Friday, August 31, 2012

Dry August

Probably the driest August ever. Ever. Less than 0.01" of precipitation. Probably dry for 4-7 days & warming.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

First Frost And Isaac

Some areas saw first frost last night, mostly higher elevations east of the Cascades. Isaac will mostly miss Tampa & land along Gulf shoreline.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Urbanization of Temperature Sites

Urbanization leads to inconsistent temperature readings (Seatac is showing warmer than it probably is).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Warmer Water Offshore

Wind keeps warm southern water south, Coriolis force pushes water out to sea & cold water comes up to replace it. Also, survey!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dry but not drought

It has been dry but we are not in a drought. It should be colder and drier than normal for the next 7-10 days.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

More Wildfires Possible

After heat wave come possible thunderstorms with lightning but little surface rain, followed by high winds. Be prepared!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Winds down heat up

Winds plaguing fire fighters east of the Cascades should die down as the heat wave arrives overnight.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lost Cats in Heat

Warm weather correlates with more cats at shelters.

Announcement: Columbus Day Storm 50th Anniversary Gala at the UW: Oct. 11, 7:30 PM

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Recent News Makes Cliff Mad

James Hansen published a study that Cliff Mass feels misrepresents the data & the story. Cliff sees global warming happening but sees most of the cause of extreme events as natural variation. Rabble rabble rabble.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Awesome Clouds

There was a neat mammatus cloud system visible from across much of the state. The underside of the cloud showed the upside-down convection effect (mammatus).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Line of Clouds

The thermal trough moving on, heat wave ending. East-West trough moving north causing line of clouds & mid-level convection. Rainfall not reaching ground due to earlier heat. No heat wave next weekend.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Algebra is Important

Algebra is important. Kids failing it does not mean they don't need it, but that we should teach it better.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Its going to get hot

High pressure from the south, then offshore flow, lots of warmth that builds over the next few days. Mid 80s, maybe 90s.