Friday, February 13, 2015

Now For Something Warming....... Watch It Full Screen

February 11, 2015 marked five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. The imagery is also captivating, allowing one to watch the constant ballet of solar material through the sun's atmosphere, the corona. 

Who Likes Snow? Raise Your Hand.......

 This is the drift / snow depth in front of the bunker here at the offices of The Feral Irishman.

For size comparison, the snowblower is a 32 inch 10 hp Simplicity. I have get to the panel for

the electric company. The snow/ ice dams are getting worse.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I'm Surprised At The Comments On This Article Given It's Boston...

The "snowmaggedon" of the past two weeks moved Boston into the top 10 snowiest winters of all time on Monday.
Photos: Blizzard of '78 in Viewer Photos
"It's like the Energizer Bunny.  It just keeps going," Storm Team 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said.
Snowfall totals from Sunday-Monday storm
The seemingly never-ending snowfall gave Boston more than 73 inches for the winter, passing the 72.9 inches that fell during the winter of 1903-1904.
Watch NewsCenter 5's report
As of 1 p.m. Monday, 73.9 inches had fallen this winter at Logan Airport, where snow is officially measured.
"For the past 14 days it seems like we have had a constant snow removal operation in Boston," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.
Boston also set a record with the most snow in 30 days with 60.8 inches.


Scroll down to the comments at the bottom when you go to the link.

Cooking Up Lunch...

 ...You might have to watch it a few times in order to figure out what ingredients are used.

Meanwhile in Boston....

Just kidding, that's in Japan, but it feels like that here.

Police Departments Across The Country Start "Explorer" Programs

 "The program also seeks to introduce members to a paramilitary organization";;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

I read today in a local newspaper where a nearby police department here in north Alabama is implementing such a program.  Out of curiosity,  I Googled "Explorer", police department, young men 14-21, etc. You can do the same for your AO.

Coming to a city/town near you. Click for link.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

See You On The Farside... I'll Be In My Snow Globe For A Wee Bit....

Sunday:  Patchy light snow, additional 1-3" through the afternoon after waking up to 3-4" on the ground.  Temps from 18 outside 495 to 32 at the coast this afternoon.

Sunday night through Monday night:  More snow--moderate at times. Locally enhanced along a coastal front from Northeast Mass, through Boston to the southwestern burbs.  Add another 10-14" in these areas.   Add 5-10" more in many other locations northwest of 495 and lower totals far SE Mass. See "special map" for snow totals for all.

Tuesday:  Snow tapers well before the morning commute, drying and chilly still.  Mid to upper 20s.

Wednesday:  No snow!  Cold, with highs in the low 20s.



What Could Possibly Go Wrong?