Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Cumulonimbus 03 Feb 2009
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Storm waves. Mendocino coast
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Cliff Way. Just south of Noyo Bay. One of a handful of photos taken through the Mini's windshield. Too wet and windy out to play with my camera outside.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010
Storm arriving ...
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What does this photo show? Planes coming in for landing from the north, which means the wind's from the south, which means the expected storm is starting to blow in.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Thunderhead over the east hills
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
After the storm
Cold. Wet. Yes, please. Could we have some precipitation?

A friend up the hill reported snow falling. His nibs said hail was causing havoc -- and slips -- on the Steps as he came home from his stint at the Academy of Sciences.

I was (relatively) snug and warm inside today. Thick sweater. Warm wrap. Fuzzy slippers. (Thermostat set at 65dF as is our wont. ...)

And then the storm cleared and I took pictures ...

Here's one:

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Friday, November 20, 2009
Rain coming in soon. ...
The wind is kicking in from the south. White caps on the Bay. Planes landing from the north at SFO.

Rain soon! (x'd fingers)

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Update: Rain was fast and furious for a bit, but now the wind and the rain are barely there. x'd fingers for more wet.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunrise. Yesterday.
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We've been having amazing weather, but, please, may it rain, really rain, soon?

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Monday, October 19, 2009
After The Deluge
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Added: [desciption] TCHO as the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
(I also PhotoShop'd the picture to enhance the edges. So sue me.) Check the links below.

Deluge this afternoon. Havoc reigned.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Fog bank. Fog bank. Storm clouds. Sun.
Some people collect cats. I collect clouds.

A series of pictures (untweaked in the slightest) of the fog banks out the window 2 1/2 hrs ago. The clouds have since changed shape and dissipated some. The sun has been shining here throughout.

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TWO banks of fog with a topper of storm clouds in the east, toward Berkeley.


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[As usual, you can click on the photos to get a larger view.]

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Clouds. Bridge.
I've looked at clouds from both sides now. ...
This is a cloud shot from yesterday (Tues) ...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Schwarzenegger Declares California Drought Emergency
Schwarzenegger Declares California Drought Emergency

Some more rain is arriving tonight, if the weather mavens are to be believed, and carry over for a few days, but things aren't looking good.

Step one: encourage farmers who suck up water to raise crops like cotton and rice to move their operations to places that are better suited for water-guzzling crops.

Step two: encourage folks who plant golf courses in deserts to transform them into something else and/or let the land lapse back into sand dunes.

Step three: see where steps one and two take you.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Grey day. Hoping for some rain.




Update: Day didn't turn to rain. Quite the contrary. Sunny with interesting clouds.

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Friday, February 06, 2009
The sun adding shadows to the rain clouds
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And then, a while later, a couple tugs pull a decommissioned vessel south ... to dry dock? to repair? to ???

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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Foggy day in town (and then not ...)
The fog had been creeping in since we woke up. The radio said the San Mateo Bridge, south of us, was fogged in, but we didn't have fog. Then. ... The fog from the south showed up at our doorstep.
7:54 a.m.

9:08 a.m.: The fog is hugging the underside of the Bay Bridge. The cars heading west come out of a cloud and into the sun, then head back into a cloud.

9:09 a.m. : Some birds hanging out in the notorious cypress tree down hill from us. Watching the fog that's crept over the bay.


The cranes over at the Port of Oakland on the east side of the Bay are just barely visible above the fog.

10:06 a.m. An hour later, the fog begins to clear and a sunny, San Francisco fall day appears. Not unexpectedly.

The crows rule the cypress roost. Later they'll make way for the parrots. There are a variety of bird types that share turns watching from the lofty perch. The only bird that's unwelcome by all is the hawk.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Morning fog blows in
Clear as a bell here since before sunrise. The fog, though, she's blowing in.

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Update>And just as quickly gone. Clear, sunny day. And I have fish to fry. Back later.

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Bertold Brecht:   
Everything changes. You can make
A fresh start with your final breath.
But what has happened has happened. And the water
You once poured into the wine cannot be
Drained off again.

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