Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category

Sensor in the Sun?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I'm trying to figure out if the temperature spikes between 14h and 16h this afternoon really occurred, or were because the sun managed to peek through the trees at the remote sensor. Given that both spikes coincided with dips in the relative humidity, I suspect that they were the result ...

Thunder and blowing dust

Friday, July 27th, 2007

In giving the hourly observations, the National Weather Service just said of some location "97 degrees, with thunder and blowing dust." That sounds more like an observation from the desert southwest than from the Washington, DC area. Yet, here we sit with an 8 inch rain deficit. It's looking like ...

Strange weather front

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

A little earlier, the back of the clipper system that was coming through was unusually straight and flat. I don't believe I've ever seen a weather front that straight.

They blew it!

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

It's 34°. It's a winter wonderland! This is a view out my office window. As of about 1 pm, we had 4 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow in the yard. The NWS, who completely blew the forecast vis-à-vis snow, now forecast an additional 2 to 5 inches. Hard to know. ...