Archive for January, 2011

Australian Flooding-Follow-Up

January 17, 2011 0 Comments
Australian Flooding-Follow-Up

A little follow-up now on the Australian flooding. It has been the biggest weather story of the year so far, with many people using the terms biblical, historic, and record-breaking. The pictures and videos seem to bear this out, so you might be surprised that some locations have had worse flooding in the past. In […]

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Moon May Affect Rainfall

January 16, 2011 1 Comment
Moon May Affect Rainfall

Have you evered wondered if the moon can impact weather here on the Earth?  We certainly know that the moon impacts tides through its gravitational force.  Some people believe a frost is more likely during the start or end of the growing season if a full moon is present.  How about rainfall; can the moon […]

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Extreme Earth

January 15, 2011 0 Comments
Extreme Earth

If the blog entry tonight doesn’t flow as well as usual, if it verges off into a tangent or two, it is because the Packers are playing a big playoff game in Atlanta and you know I will be checking out the game in between the 6 and 10 pm show. An interesting thing has […]

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How About Some New Lights

January 14, 2011 2 Comments
How About Some New Lights

Once I pick up a subject, I have a tough time putting it down, especially when it is an evolving and interesting development (such as private space travel, which I decided to stop blogging about a few months back, but I wanted to mention because SpaceShipTwo made another succesful test glide yesterday). As you know, […]

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Is It Snowing More Often This Winter Than Usual?

January 13, 2011 4 Comments
Is It Snowing More Often This Winter Than Usual?

One of my winter jobs at the Schumacher ranch is to keep our ice skating rink free of snow.   We have a small creek that runs through our yard and it can be a sweet place to skate sometimes.  Normally I don’t mind the job too much, but this winter has been a real challenge, […]

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Fascinating New Research

January 13, 2011 0 Comments
Fascinating New Research

Over the last couple of days Tony and I both blogged about the discovery that thunderstorms (lightning) produce gamma rays and “beam” antimatter out into space. Pretty amazing. Just when you thought there wasn’t much new stuff to learn about the weather and atmosphere here comes antimatter! If you enjoyed learning a little bit more […]

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All That Radiation!

January 12, 2011 0 Comments
All That Radiation!

I see Tony brought up the “Thunderstorms and Antimatter” story that has peaked much interest over the last couple of days. It is a very interesting discovery but what interests me more is the attention it has garnered. I would expect a geek/nerd like myself to be piqued by news about anti-matter and thunderstorms, but not […]

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Thunderstorms and Antimatter?

January 11, 2011 4 Comments
Thunderstorms and Antimatter?

In the deep of winter, I thought you might want to daydream about a warm, summertime occurrence, thunderstorms.  I ran across a fascinating bit of information on NASA’s website today dealing with their recent discovery that thunderstorms may be producing antimatter in the upper atmosphere.  This is very interesting with some nice video and graphics […]

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Australia Update…BBBS!

January 11, 2011 0 Comments
Australia Update…BBBS!

Quick blog this morning because I have to head to a promo shoot for BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2011!  This years theme is Totally 80′s, so I am plastered in 80′s gettup.  It is funny thinking that I grew up during that time period, but I was young back then.  My shirt that I am […]

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Incredible Rainfall “Down Under”

January 10, 2011 0 Comments
Incredible Rainfall “Down Under”

Parts of Australia are dealing with record rainfalls over the past several months.  In fact 2010 turned out to be the 3rd wettest year on record in Australia, primarily because of the last 6 months of 2010.  The wettest portion has been Queensland in the northeast of the country and a smaller portion of western […]

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