Earth Weather / Space Weather

First Frost!

By: Susie77, 3:10 PM GMT on October 28, 2007

Woke up this morning to see we had our first frost of the season. We went hiking yesterday at Cuivre River State Park. It was so beautiful, with golden leaves coming down, crystal blue skies, moderate breeze. Hope you all have a chance to get out there and enjoy nature this weekend.

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More on Undular Bores

By: Susie77, 7:29 PM GMT on October 17, 2007

Strange Storm

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Giant Waves in Iowa!

By: Susie77, 7:51 PM GMT on October 11, 2007

Very cool article about giant atmospheric waves preceding severe weather.........

Atmospheric Waves

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Nasty weather --- Or, I hate global warming

By: Susie77, 3:58 AM GMT on October 06, 2007

Okay, about enough of this stuff. Predicted highs for this weekend around 90. It's OCTOBER! Time for warmed apple cider, bowls of chili, nice snuggly sweaters, campfires... NOT sweating. And the air conditioning is on. What's going on?

Levity aside, we saw the effects of global warming up close when visiting Alaska last month. Mile after mile of dead spruce trees, slaughtered by the millions by bark beetles. The cold winters used to keep them in check, but not any more. Then there are the aspens, which are being attacked by leaf miners... tiny insects that tunnel through leaves, killing them eventually. Driving from Fairbanks to Denali, you see mile after mile of grey-leafed aspens. Will this be the last year for these beautiful, graceful trees?

Destructive Insects/Alaska

And if that's not enough, last week we had severe weather here in eastern Missouri. Yep, in October. Tornado warnings even. You global-warming nay-sayers take note -- I am not amused. I don't question the reality. I only wonder if it's too late to reverse it.

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About Susie77

Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.

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