Saturday, February 05, 2011

Saturday scenes and scenery: All sorts of weather

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was the source of some amazing satellite images of storms this week.

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That's Cyclone Yasi hitting the Queensland coast of Australia on Wednesday. The coast is the obscure white line under the red eye at the left. The Category 5 storm was Australia's worst storm in a century.

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Meanwhile a massive snowstorm covered the central United States. Pretty impressive: that's the Florida peninsula peaking out at the lower right. I just heard that falling ice injured six people at the Dallas stadium where the Super Bowl will be played Sunday. Probably not what the NFL expected.

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Meanwhile here in the 'hood, we're enjoying one of San Francisco's oddly timed tidbits of summer. They come along randomly, a few days here, a few days there, seldom in July or August when fog prevails, more frequently in the fall, otherwise without rhyme or reason.

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Natives enjoy them when they can. An enthusiastic band played at 24th and Mission this afternoon.

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She's obviously enjoying dancing in the sun while spectators watching enjoy her.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

This is the coldest spell southern Arizona has had in the history of keeping records. It got down to 8* one night and the next cold night part of the city was without gas and water. Shelters were quickly set up for ordinary citizens. I think that must be a first for Tucson.

The weather is really changing and the ignorant claim there is no Global warming because of the unprecedented snow and cold. Science is a subject they missed, I guess.

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