Goodnight, Dick

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Isaias Monday Night

Late Breaking: Isaias becomes a minimal hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH.

The eye is now clearly depicted via the Wilmington, NC NEXRAD radar:

The two red boxes west of Wilmington are two tornado warnings. In “velocity mode,” you can clearly see the mini-rotating “couplets” coming ashore. Small tornadoes are always possible in the hurricane bands.

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Sunrise River Fog

We are entering into the season (late summer, early fall) when river valley fog frequently forms befoire sunrise when skies are clear and winds are calm. You can see the delicate tendrils of condensed fog particles on the visible satellite image from this morning at just before 8:00 AM EDT.

This is what it looked like on the campus of Northern Vermont University (aka Lyndon State College) this morning, along the Passumpsic River.

This was the common morning scene there during my college days (1977-1981) in September and October.

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Send Your Name To Mars

Would you like to send YOUR name to Mars on the next Mars mission (scheduled for 2026)?

Click HERE to place your name on a microchip headed for Mars!

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Tropical Stats

Statistically, there are more Wednesday tropical system landfalls in the USA than any other day since 1851:

Also, why are tropical systems now called “invests?” Find out more on Episode #116 of my world-audience podcast, WeatherJazz®:

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Góðan Dagin

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Soil Monitor July 23

Only the northeast corner of Ohio is seeing normal soil moisture conditions as of today. The remainder is either “abnormally dry” or in “moderate drought” conditions.

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Just For Fun

I brought my GoPro camera with me last week when I met with my personal trainer, Joey Fritz. Here’s an edited version (1.5 minutes) of my 30-minute grilling!

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Comet Neowise

Comet watchers have a great opportunity to see Comet Neowise, low in the NNE sky in the pre-dawn skies over the next few mornings. Here’s where to look:

Here are some fabulous photos taken over the last few days:

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Fireflies Or Lightning Bugs?

What do YOU call them? Use the COMMENTS section below and let me know! Here is a GREAT 2-hour exposure from “Bill” in Medina showing the firefly trails with the two-hour star trail exposure (looking north). Click ON the image to see a larger version.

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