More rain for Thu. after nearly 1.4" at JIA Wed. Showers will become more scattered Fri. into the weekend, but it will still be wet at times which could affect the Jags' game. Temps. will be very warm & muggy with highs still reaching well into the 80s. There still looks to be some relief early next week with a wind shift to the northeast bringing cooler, drier air.
The cool front early next week will part of a vigorous storm system that will bring the first winter storm of the season to the far Northern Plains. Click here for snowfall forecasts (& other winter weather links) from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.
Which brings me to the great announcement from the "sensational" weather network (that seems to spend a
lot of time not talking weather) that the channel will name winter storms this season. My 2 cents worth: I don't like it & will not use their naming system.
"The Sound of Earthsong" -- click here....from NASA:
Chorus is an electromagnetic phenomenon caused by plasma waves in Earth's radiation belts, made up of radio waves that oscillate at acoustic frequencies. They are thought to be the waves that energize the electrons that make up the outer radiation belt.
The RBSP spacecraft's Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) instrument has beamed back a beautiful Chorus sung by our own planet.
Another visual of the summer arctic ice melt from NASA - click here:
In the 1980s, Arctic sea ice extent Arctic roughly= to all of the contiguous USA, minus Washington & Oregon.
In September 2007, the ice cover = only the western half of US (white + light blue); dark blue = open water;
The September 2012 ice cover = just the white area; while the light blue & dark blue = open wate
Check out the photos below from Donna Yost-Williams along the Broward River in Duval Co. Donna says a third eagle has joined the "party".