Heads UP! for October 2020

Boo! This year, the scary change from daylight time to standard time will happen late Halloween night! On Sunday, November 1st at 2am, we’ll ”fall back” to 1am. We’ll lose our ”extra” hour of morning darkness we’ve using to be dazzled by the light of Venus.  Sunrise appears to move from 7:25am EDT on the … Continue reading Heads UP! for October 2020

Venus – not just a nighttime object

Perhaps you've seen that bright dot high in the eastern sky as you go out in the dawn's early light. If it's not moving (much), it's likely to be Venus. Venus is the brightest object in the sky, after the Sun and our Moon. We can use the [blankety-blank] trees that have blocked my viewing … Continue reading Venus – not just a nighttime object

Great string of clear days!

One more mostly clear night tonight. Even the Western smoke is moving away to the south of us. If you are up in the 6am-ish or earlier, see Venus up in the east and then turn around and see Mars (yes, it's reddish, and brighter than anything except Venus) up in the west/southwest. I hate … Continue reading Great string of clear days!

Clearer, Cold Canadian Air Crosses the Border – Weekend of Sept 18- 20.

Just gotta get some words down on the clear air mass headed to the northeastern United States. And there is so much to see in these clearer skies, anytime of night, and during dawn and dusk. Four planets and the International Space Station grace our skies this weekend. Not from around here? The planets will … Continue reading Clearer, Cold Canadian Air Crosses the Border – Weekend of Sept 18- 20.

Smoke arcs across the USA

You've seen the satellite photos of the smoke advecting across the country from the west coast. Here's a list of surface weather observations from airports across the United States. Many have started including the smoke layer as a cloud deck. It's hard to ignore. Note the many sites with little or no cloud cover, except … Continue reading Smoke arcs across the USA

Barely enough letters for all the storms

Update: Not that anyone asked, but only two names on the standard list of Tropical Cyclones for the Atlantic Basin are left: VickyWilfred Then, they will use greek letters. Lots of tropical systems in action today. The eye of Paulette is over Bermuda this morning. Sally is expected to turn into the Gulf Coast, but … Continue reading Barely enough letters for all the storms

Suddenly nicer Thursday morning in Westchester County, NY

The air just got drier here in lower Westchester County. It's really nice out!The NWS forecast had us staying moist today, but the dew point dropped 10 degrees when the north wind picked up.The computer weather forecast model output predicts the drop: https://spotwx.com/products/grib_index.php?model=nam_awphys&lat=41.01179&lon=-73.84802&tz=America/New_York but brings the moisture back this evening with a switch to southwest … Continue reading Suddenly nicer Thursday morning in Westchester County, NY

Weather Briefing Mon. Aug 31, 2020

Running late this morning, so just a quick note and a link to where you can geek out on the weather across the United States. Looks like a lovely fall day for the northeastern United States. Show your team spirit by wearing your shirt with the giant "H" to cheer on our High pressure system … Continue reading Weather Briefing Mon. Aug 31, 2020

Heads UP! for September 2020

How Low Can You Go? Time for the low-down on bright objects for the month of October! None of the five brightest planets, except Mars, gets more than 28 degrees above the horizon during nighttime. Thus, I give you, the low-down planets. Let’s Start in the Middle of the Month On the morning of the … Continue reading Heads UP! for September 2020