Friday, October 14, 2011

Tornado Videos

Here are a few videos I found online of Tornadoes that struck in the south.
I hope everyone has a pleasant Friday evening..

The first one, I advise to scroll in about one minute to where the driver drives down to road to get a better look

The second video is a preview for a DVD you can purchase online.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

NWS Modernization

 National Weather Service, has been going through significant upgrades at the cost of $4.5 billion dollars.
Thankfully this was a result of a study from the years 1989 to 2000, by the National Research Council.
As an example they had found that the highest recorded ocean temperature was in 1997, which was well above normal levels.

The renovation of weather forecast tools will greatly improve and provide early warning and information for weather research and education.

These are upgraded technologies;
  • The Automated Surface Observing System
  • Next Generation Radar (Dual Polarization)
  • New Weather Satellites
  • Powerful New Computers systems
  • The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System
This to me great news, we will be entering a new technological age, in modern 21st. Century Weather Science and Forecasting.
With the depletion of the Arctic Ice, holes in the ozone and with very high ocean temperature,s we know this has impacted weather events at a global level.

We need new tools to record and predict strong weather events.

I want to credit the National Academy of Science for providing this important story online
The detailed story is here.

as a final note a signature image of the day, vista from Pennypack Park area;

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

goodbye warm weather

A coastal storm is moving up and will affect us mainly by tomorrow afternoon.

Here are a couple shots to help us remember that great weather we had over the weekend.
These were taken at the end of the day on my hike in Audubon. 
A tribute in a "Digital Painting" that I bring to you..

Monday, October 10, 2011

Further Fall Colors

I recently visited the "John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove", this is a historic wildlife nature preserve in Audubon, PA.  The objective of the hike was to take shots of the present fall color change.  Some trees are still green, others mixed and some in a more advanced stage.  The advantage of that day was a higher than normal temperature, which made for  a great day for a hike! I will post shots from yesterday and I may go on another trip by the end of the month for more landscape photography.  Enjoy the nice weather, don't sit around at home!