Archive for March 2015

Fermilab Severe Weather Seminar--Livestream

April marks the start of severe weather season  in the U.S. but even in March, tornadoes can  bloom, as they did in Oklahoma this week. Snow season isn’t over, either. This year, there has been record snow  for Boston, while  there was so little snow in Alaska, they  had to reroute the Iditarod.  Meanwhile, record... Read more »

Snow today, melting tomorrow?

Snow today, melting tomorrow?
Yes, it’s snowing today, and astronomical spring began in the Northern Hemisphere, with the vernal equinox on March 20. There was also a total solar eclipse, visible in Iceland and England. For those of us here,  along the City by the Lake, it was a Friday, and  it was warm enough for a lighter winter... Read more »

The first day of spring

The first day of spring
Have you seen this fellow?  The migrating robins are back, a sure sign of spring! The first day of spring is not on the calendar. It’s different, every year, marked in our hearts.  How we have waited for  the lightness of that first   40-degree day, the sun on melting snow, the first sighting of a... Read more »
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A Comeback of Crows

A Comeback of Crows
There’s no mistaking their raucous calls.  High in the snow-colored sky, crows are back in south Oak Park, gathering in the tall oak tree across the alley. For years, there was a family of crows living there, coming and going, high in that tree. I could hear and see them. Then, West Nile Virus came.... Read more »