Cloud Seeding is the science of using particulate matter to induce water droplet formation in the atmosphere. ie, make it rain. solid fuel rockets spewing metal salt smoke have been used by the US and China with mixed success in weather modification. Smoke particles seed water droplet formation quite well due to their perfect size to stay airborne. Now smoke from the west coast fires has drifted west (contrary to normal pacific wind patterns) out to the cyclonic anomaly. we will see if this is a major rain event setup that would be welcome to put the fires out? or how about a west coast hurricane to stay with the 2020 apocalyptic theme?
new camp site is just what i need for a couple months of re-fits and bolt downs for the big run. fitting to my what-comes-next theory, a snappy cold wave pushed thru last nite. last satellite pic from ridge camp was a clear one. we’ll see how good reception is at the new site, moving the house trailer in the morning.
ya ever notice how an iced drink behaves on a hot day? the ice gets smaller sorta steady like, then theres a pause, where the cubes are about 1/3 their starting size, and they don’t change size much for a bit. then, suddenly they’re gone? saw a version floating on the net without any attrib, so this version of the graph is direct from NSIDC, the folks who actually count the icebergs.
and why ? well it seems the ocean warming has warmed right up to the doorstep of the icepack, and the “plugs” in the straights aren’t forming. see the really dark red spots in the bering straight? and like all from Greenland to russia?
don’t worry, Santa has water pontoons on the sled.
SuperMoon. harumph. bullies shame the smart, and american schools teach to the lowest common denominator. well, it ain’t common, it’s called “Perigee”, when the Moon is closest to Earth, as opposed to “Apogee” when it’s the furthest. One of these days we’ll rid the earth of the last of the science shamers…
whatever, tide was SUPER LOW, and that is SCIENCE WIN!!!!
ok, so that was a nice pressure drop, got 2 inches or more of rain here in the first band. yeah, not wave, band. like hurricane’s band up, so did this storm. more coming, stay tuned.
SPC TORNADO AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM REPORTS
UNOFFICIAL - FOR OFFICIAL REPORTS, SEE PUBLICATION 'STORM DATA'
FOR 06CST FRI OCT 14 2016 THRU 16CST FRI OCT 14 2016
EVENT LOCATION REMARKS (CST)TIME
.....TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS.....
1 *TORN MANZANITA OR (31 S AST) 14/0925
WATERSPOUT MOVED ONSHORE. REPORTS OF TORNADO PQR/LSR 457212393
DAMAGE IN MANZANITA. B
2 *TORN OCEANSIDE OR (48 S AST) 14/1005
PER VIDEO OBTAINED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA...A PQR/LSR 454712397
WATERSPOUT FORMED OFF
NOAA 19 northbound 39E at 14 Oct 2016 21:47:41 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)