Yet another thing to avoid

At ShopRite supermarkets in the eastern US, Microsoft will be rolling out computerized shopping carts that will stream video ads based on where you are in the store and present instant…

A typical day in the Stevenson Screen Paint Test

Experiment config on July 13th. The screens were subsequently moved further apart. Note aspirated air temperature reference in forground. I’ve been sorting through some of the data, and have found many…

Stevenson Screen Paint Test Plot

I’m working on analyzing and plotting the data from my paint test of Bare Wood -vs- Latex-vs- Whitewash this weekend. The dataset is huge due to me taking samples every…

Making NOAA's MMTS wireless

This is a custom wireless MMTS with internal data logger that I built, view from my backyard. NOTE: yes I know it is not the best placement, this is just…

Happy Birthday Kristen Byrnes

You may remember earlier this year a web site emerged called “Ponder the Maunder” in which a 15 year old high school student named Kristen Byrnes turned quite a few…

Inside the ASOS HO83 Temp/dewpoint sensor

HO83 ASOS Hygrothermometer (temperature/dewpoint sensor) Much has been written about problems with artificially high temperature readings due to the HO83 aspirated air temperature/dewpoint temperature sensor used on NOAA Automated Surface…

How not to measure Temperature, part 46. Reno's USHCN Station

Last summer I attempted to do a survey of Reno’s USHCN official climate station. But I was thwarted by its placement at the Reno International Airport due to security and…

Quadrillions and Quadrillions (with apologies to Carl Sagan)

OMG, it’s full of BS! The ultimate ridiculous chutzpa lawsuit has just been filed against the US Army Corp of Engineers for damage associated with Hurricane Katrina. Its over 3…

California USHCN station surveys are complete

California USHCN Stations I’m pleased to announce completion of USHCN station surveys for California’s USHCN stations. There were some challenges in completing some surveys. Some places were inaccessible, such as the…

Solar Cycle 24 has officially started

What a day! First a major storm whacks the west coast, now we have the official start of solar cycle 24. Solar physicists have been waiting for the appearance of…

Today's storm is a 9.0

A meteorologist friend of mine, Jan Null, has been keeping tabs on Winter Storms for some time. He’s developed something called the Bay Area Storm Index (BASI) which he uses…

Mother Nature Whacks West Coast

Click image for latest animation UPDATE: For a high resolution still image of this “beautiful” storm click this link: pacific_nhemi_01-04-08_1430utc.jpg The Friday storm moving into California is one of the strongest…

The Weather Channel is up for sale

I wonder if Heidi Cullen comes with the deal? 5 billion dollars seems a bit steep. Any takers? From Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times: The Weather Channel,…

Giving thanks

As this year draws to a close, I think back about what I’ve accomplished on this blog in the last year, and it occurs to me that I have a…

Weathering and Thermometer Shelters

Former Virginia State Climatologist Patrick J. Michaels wrote an op-ed about his paper with Ross McKitrick from Canada’s University of Guelph in an American Spectator column today about the surface…

Blogging Holiday – please drive/bike/walk safely

I’m taking a few days off blogging for friends and family. Seeing the pandemonium that has gripped the streets of my town while people scurry about trying to pull off that…

Moon and Mars show tonight, Sunday Dec 23rd

Sky note:  After sunset on Sunday, Dec. 23rd, the full Moon and Mars will rise in the east less than 2 degrees apart. They’ll be two brightest objects in the evening…

Don't send Coal for Christmas, send Carbon Credits!

Got a person on your christmas list that is fully deserving but can’t find that lump of coal at K-Mart at the last minute? Thanks to the good folks at…

Record cold events around the world in 2007

Below is an opinion from the Washington Times by Geophysicist David Denning, to which I’ve added photos and links to the events he’s written about.   A caveat: I caution the reader that…

U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007

U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007  from this link: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.SenateReport The variety and reach of this is quite large. This is a…

The Best Christmas Present Anybody Could Ever Have

My coffee buddy, Butte County Sheriff Perry Reniff helps Alexis Dominguez exit the helicopter (Photo: Bill Husa, Chico Enterprise Record)  Today was a good day. No, strike that, today was…

Study: Greenland prior eras as warm or warmer than today

I was forwarded a slide show presentation done by Thomas Lowell et al of the University of Cincinnati titled: Organic Remains from the Istorvet Ice Cap, Liverpool Land, East Greenland:…

Update: GOES12 is back online!

After a near brush with death, GOES 12 is back up and running, our full disk image  is now 100% The loop may take some time to get synced but…

Told Ya So!

As I blogged about earlier this year, Vista sucks. Now comes vindication of my views from PC World’s The 15 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007 unsurprisingly, Windows Vista has been rated…