Sunday, February 17, 2019

Picture of the Day - Yesterday's Haul

This morning I organized my finds from yesterday's expedition to the Gaviota Coast. I found 46 pieces of petrified whale bone at two beaches we visited (I gave three away as samples to other's I met at the beach) and 3 pieces of petrified wood. Some of the whale vertabra I found are some of the most beautiful such I have ever found. Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Graphic of the Day - Winter Lightning Storm

This was Tweeted by the National Weather Service earlier today and more lightning in the region followed so there were even more lightning strikes in the region shown here than are represented.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Graphic of the Day - CA NWS Offices

Given the ongoing Atmospheric River event striking California it seems apropos to share with you this helpful map showing which regions of California are covered by which National Weather Service field offices.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bidding Auf Wiedersehen

God it has been a long time since I shared any of my favorite music in this space! This haunting yet uplifting progressive house track "Auf Wiedersehen" by up & coming Zimbabwean progressive house master Alex Humberstone a.k.a. "Alex H." This music gives me hope for the future of electronica generally despite its growing commerical success and mainstream popularity as well as validates my shift of musical homes from progressive trance music to progressive house music.

Science Behind Atmospheric Rivers

With the latest Atmospheric River (formerly known as "The Pineapple Express") beginning to impact California this evening it seems appropriate I share with you this primer I just found tweeted by NWS San Diego on Twitter.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Picture of the Day - Straight Rainbow

Today I worked Day Two of the wine club pickup party at Le Cuvier Winery outside Paso Robles on the West Side and espied this unusual (to me) flat-ish rainbow to my north over San Miguel, CA. Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

Friday, February 8, 2019

Picture of the Day - Halcon Road Washout 2019

Today I drove mom down to Halcon Road in rural Atascadero to check out the annual washout of this unpaved road for our first time this year although this washout occurred last month. This roadbed normally washes out here in Winters of average to above-average rainfall which is to say it hasn't washed out much this decade. The clouds from the approaching next storm are visible in the background. Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved)