Posts in category "weather"

Harvest Moon Tonight!

Harvest  Moon  Tonight!
Did you see the moon last night?  It was a clear night, and the moon was round and bright.  It looked pretty fat and full to me, but the exact full moon will happen at  19: 05 UTC– or 2:05 p.m. here. The full moon tonight is also called the Harvest Moon.  This is the full... Read more »

Who says summer's over?

Who says summer's over?
Who says summer’s over?  The calendar has been  turned to a new page; September marks the start of meteorological fall.  Labor Day is past, the last   holiday of summer.  Now, a new school year begins, new schedules, new projects.  Thoughts turn to sweaters and boots and colorful leaves Yes, fall is coming.  We don’t... Read more »

Nights of the Perseid meteors

Nights of the Perseid meteors
An annual event, the Perseid meteors put on a sky show in late July and early August, as the Earth passes through the debris field of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The peak of the shower is expected to be the nights of August 11-12. This year, the moon is a  quarter moon, which is a lovely... Read more »
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Power outage? Let's go camping!

Power outage? Let's go camping!
July 2016 is in the record books now, as the 3rd rainiest July in Chicago history.  More rain in a couple of  hours than in an entire month, according to Tom Skilling. and along with the rain comes flash flooding and power outages. For me, every time it rained last month, there was static on... Read more »

Heat Wave 2016

Heat Wave 2016
Surf’s up! Here comes the heat wave. Chicago is expecting the hottest temperatures of the year–over 100F heat index. with high humidity. The heat will only add to the already explosive atmosphere in our city, all over the country, and it seems the whole world. NOAA reports that 2015 was the hottest year on record... Read more »

What does Pokemon Go have to do with the weather?

Want a better distraction than Pokemon Go?  Here for your delight and pleasure is this perfect summer day. Warm & breezy today, mild still Friday & Saturday. Partly to mostly sunny skies! Great summer weather! #ILWX #INWX pic.twitter.com/cae7crdD7g — NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) July 14, 2016   What does Pokemon Go have to do with the... Read more »
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30 Days wild -- day 27-- connections

30 Days wild -- day 27-- connections
  Monday, June 27–Today, the repairman came out to check the phone lines. The line runs from the alley, through the mulberry tree, to the box outside the house.  Yes,  there was a problem with the line.  It was not knocked loose in the recent thunderstorm, which had happened earlier this year during a winter... Read more »

30 Days Wild--day 26--no phone day

  Sunday, June 26.   For Day 26 of  30 Days Wild,  it’s an experiment in  living without devices. Be here now, not looking at a screen. Today, that’s my reality.  The internet and landline phone have been sporadic since Thursday. There is only static on the line today, and no way to call for repairs... Read more »

30 Days Wild --day 25

30 Days Wild --day 25
Note–due to technical difficulties I mentioned in my previous  post, I have been unable to post these every day.  Thank you for reading and your patience! What is the fragrance  of a rose, can you describe it?  Is it  like all summer in a day, a concentrated essence? The full moon of June is also... Read more »
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30 Days Wild ---Day 24

  My apologies  for the technical difficulties, and not posting this yesterday.   For the past two days, there has been uncertain  wi-fi connection. There seems to be a problem with the  phone wires, after the storms on Wednesday night.  There were four confirmed tornadoes in central Illinois,storm damage in Kentucky  and flooding in West... Read more »