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Stunning Dawn

October 18, 2017

Brad Timerson, a retired science teacher in western New York, captured this beautiful pre-dawn moonrise with Venus still showing in the morning sky. Very soon, Venus will sink into the brighter dawn colors and will disappear from view in December, re-emerging as an evening “star” for much of 2018. In the meantime, have you been […]

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Next 16 Days

October 13, 2017

Thus far in October, only ONE day (October 1st) was anywhere close to “normal.” While a rather definitive cool-down is coming early next week, it will be short-lived. The overall trend will continue to be mild for October until we approach the end of the month.

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Coming October 20

October 12, 2017

This looks like a PHENOMENAL faith-building film! More information HERE.

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Winter Monopoly

October 12, 2017

Up to this point, the wintry assaults have been sequestered to the Northern and Central Rockies in the continental USA. That is fairly typical in any given September-October period.

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Welcome Home (You)

September 29, 2017

I have always enjoyed the energetic pop sound of the Backstreet Boys, but I have even greater joy after seeing band member, Brian Littrell, share his Christian testimony at Liberty University Convocation last year. He mentioned his faith-based CD, Welcome Home (You), released in 2006. I downloaded Brian’s album today and listened to it on […]

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Another Record Day

September 22, 2017

Just before 2 p.m. Friday, Hopkins Airport tied the old record for September 22 at 92°F. The old record was set WAY back in 1895!

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Crescent Moon

September 21, 2017

With clear skies over the next 5-6 days, we will start seeing the waxing crescent moon with increasing visibility every night, low in the southwest sky: The full harvest moon this year is on October 5th, Thursday night.

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Trending Warmer

September 18, 2017

We may have a September departure of -1.5°F right now, but with an extended stretch of warm and dry weather spare an isolated shower, that will change by next week.

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Long, Dry Stretches

September 15, 2017

Long, warm, dry stretches are somewhat common in the month of September. It appears as though we are in line for one which may extend 7-9 days from today (Friday). How does that compare to other years? Note that, by comparison, how long stretches are in January. The new GOES-16 hi-res satellite images from today […]

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Moisture From Irma

September 11, 2017

While the deep, rain-producing moisture with now Tropical Storm Irma is confined to the Tennessee Valley and southeast states, some of the moisture very high aloft is getting spun off as far north as Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. Because there is plenty of moisture available aloft where most of the commercial jet traffic […]

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