HOT, hot summer of 2015

By: Raydarguy, 10:46 PM GMT on August 15, 2015

We are not yet rationing water here in the northwest of the United States but if the area endures one more snow-sparse winter followed by another scorching summer of smoke filled skies, charred forests and lightening filled thunderstorms that produce little or no rain, the rivers will turn to creeks and wells will begin to fail.

The weather service has announced that a strong El Nino is building along the equator, peaking in the spring of 2016, with the...

Drought Fire Thunderstorms

Summer of thunderstorms in Idaho's Panhandle

By: Raydarguy, 11:04 PM GMT on August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014
This summer we have had thunderstorms with attendant winds and hail at a frequency higher than usual.
Power companies have been kept busy and power to this station has been interrupted four times thus far, twice for over 24 hours.
The emergency generator has been put to good use as it senses a power loss and starts up within a minute or two. While this is a excellent system for assuring power is supplied to refrigerators and emergenc...



By: Raydarguy, 5:18 AM GMT on October 10, 2010

Like it ever left (the rain.It (the rain) began again this afternoon after a daylight overcast day.


By: Raydarguy, 12:47 AM GMT on October 09, 2010

Area rains continued for the third consecutive day. Birds are engaging in zugunruhe in preparation for their flight south. Even bird species that do not migrate are participating.OKAY OKAY I didn't know what it was until I looked it up.According to Wikipedia:Zugunruhe (pronounced German pronunciation: [ˈtsuːkˌʔʊnʁuːə]) is a German compound consisting of Zug (move, migration) and Unruhe (anxiety, restlessness).In ethology it describes anxious behavior in migr...

Updated: 2:35 AM GMT on October 09, 2010

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Located on the hip of the wild Selkirks, in an area known as the snow belt, weather station CW8854 has been in operation since the summer of 2007.

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