Fun Stuff

Solar Gains

Posted by on January 25, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Now that we are moving toward the vernal equinox, the daylight gained is increasing, but not nearly as much as Barrow, Alaska, which has just seen the sun for the first time this year (January 22). The gains decrease quickly the farther south one travels. Here is a list of the per-day gain averaged out […]

Southernmost Volcano

Posted by on December 12, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Mt. Erebus, the world’s southernmost active volcano, is active this morning. A college colleague is in Antarctica with NASA right now and he posted this photo of Mt. Erebus sending a plume of steam up from its crater this morning. And for a good morning chuckle, here is a parody on the “Falling Rocks” highway […]

1 Month In 1 Minute

Posted by on December 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Final Forecast

Posted by on November 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

Today (November 22, 2016) is Dick Goddard’s last day hoisting up his box of isobars at WJW-TV. Click here for an article from the Washington Post. Click here for an article from

Supermoon Photos

Posted by on November 14, 2016 at 11:38 am

There are a ton of great supermoon photos out there, but I wanted to share two of them in particular. The first is from Jay Reynolds and the moon was rising against the backdrop of the Cleveland skyline as seen from Edgewater Park. The second is from a TV colleague that I once worked wth […]

Big Storm Off Alaska

Posted by on November 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

Here’s a fun look at a 30-minute weather broadcast that Alaska residents see three times daily. They post their weathercasts on YouTube for those residents who have internet, but no television reception in their village or town.

Aurora From Satellite

Posted by on November 3, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Here is a really neat photo taken from a NASA satellite showing the southern extent of where the northern lights were visible last night.

Rare Parahelic Circles

Posted by on November 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Our solar refraction show continued on Tuesday when a pair of somewhat rare parahelic circles showed up along with two sun dogs and a solar halo. Take a look at both the image and video below.

First Frozen Precip

Posted by on October 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm

I suppose I should not have been surprised to hear some frozen precip pinging on our deck and skylights this afternoon. I tried capturing some of the small ice pellets bouncing off of my deck in slow-motion with my iPhone. Enjoy.

Strange Landmark

Posted by on October 14, 2016 at 11:52 am

Imagine flying across a desert plain in your private aircraft. Suddenly, you see dozens and dozens of these strange markings on the desert floor below. What are they? That’s what Pez Owen thought when she was doing that very thing. Perplexed by it, and curious beyond the ability to resist it, she went on a […]

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