The second Wednesday of every quarter throughout the year Duke power tests it’s network of audio emergency sirens. These sirens serve to warn residents of both nuclear emergencies, flooding from dam failures or water releases from their hydro power plants and even tornadoes in certain circumstances.
With the warm air moving in this week many have given up on any winter weather again this year. I think mother nature is saying to us, “Not so Fast!” There are very good signs that something called a “Sudden Stratospheric Warming Event” may mean major cold for the US by the end of this month.
With the last full moon of 2012 I was flooded with photos of moon halos. These halos or rings around the moon are not very rare at all but often when people see them for the first time they are amazed. They form through a pretty simple process thanks to high cirrus clouds at around 20-30,000 feet. Cirrus clouds by their nature are made up of tiny ice crystals or super cooled water droplets. When these particles form hexagonal shaped ice crystals then we are in business.
So with Instagram selling your photos for profit whether you like it or not many people are jumping ship. I’ve never been a big fan of Instagram due to the poor quality of its actual pictures but have always enjoyed and admired it’s community. Here are my favorite alternatives to Instagram both as a picture taking and sharing resource.
Things certainly are changing in the atmosphere from a warm and dry pattern to more of a cold and wet pattern in the southeastern U.S. As I’ve been talking about for a while the pattern seems to be flipping back to a more winter like one for the end of this month. Read more