Hello Blue Moon and Happy New Years Eve!

December 31, 2009 1 Comment

Kudos to Justin for his awesome recaps of 2009 and the decade.  I find them fascinating to read especially since I moved away from the UP of Michigan in 2003 and came back just last year.  So most of the decade I have spent in various spots around the US.  It is amazing to see how diverse this area is weather wise and how we see everything ( well except for hurricanes of course).  I think everyone should read his past few posts, it gives you an idea of how extreme weather can be here in Wisconsin.  I read through Brains post last night too.  He mentions such a good point, how people get there weather is changing.  I was talking to someone the other day about the Internet and cell phones.  I think even in the last year smart phones were a new idea.  Now almost everyone has a smart phone! This decade has travelled more technically wise then I ever imagined.  I always think of this story when I think about how much everything changes.  We asked my great grandfather before he passed away “What was the best invention he saw during the 20th century.?”  He said the radio, it transformed how people could connect.  What would we say now, 10 years into the new millennium?  

Something I found interesting… we are seeing a blue moon tonight! This is the first time since 1990 that we will see a blue moon on New Years Eve and it won’t happen again till 2028! So if the skies clear enough get outside and check it out. What is a blue moon? Well it isn’t actually “blue”, it is when we see two full moons in one month. Check out this article from National Geographic.

Have a wonderful night and Happy New Year! See you in 2010!

One of my weather watchers wrote this to us tonight and I think it is a great analogy…. 

Remember to open up the front door and let the New Year in and then the back door to let the old year out.  May you all have a great 2010 with many adventures and happy endings.

 

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  1. Ray says:

    The full moon was awesome last night. With some thin high clouds it had a “halo” around it. I wish it meant the weather was changing to something a bit warmer than the forecast has in store for us.

    Speaking lacking hurricanes here, I think big winter storms should be named, like tropical storms. We have had two affect the state so far this winter – and they cause a lot of havoc. People from much of the country that do not get real winter have no Idea the magnitude of dealing with these events are. Giving them names might give them some credibility?

    They normally don’t destroy too much property, but the aftermath can last for weeks if the temperatures stay below freezing, and they often usher in arctic air afterwards.

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