Thursday, February 18, 2021

Skywatch Friday - Snowy Edition

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It seems like the whole world has changed in the last week here in the USA. We had a huge cold spell and snow storm. We had rotating blackouts in Oklahoma because the utility companies were staggering under the demand. Texas was really suffering as they have no interconnects with other states and their whole power system collapsed down around their ears. The culprit was the loss of natural gas due to freezing conditions. Hopefully they will climb out of the hole they are in be better prepared next time.

This whole time I had a couple friends who were vacationing in the Florida Keys area and they were posting on facebook about the nice weather.  Who needs friends like that I ask you!! All in fun!

I hope Blogger behaves itself this week. I received queries from people who were having problems. Skywatch Friday is my only exposure to Blogger as I left it for Wordpress years ago. I wasn't much help to people and I feel sorry about that.


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Skywatch Friday - 11 February 2021 Edition

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It's been cold, overcast and freezing across much of the USA lately. Here's a shot from nine years ago in Swan Valley, Idaho of a sudden thunderstorm than came roaring over the mountains, doused everybody, and moved on. I hope everybody is staying warm, except you folks in the southern Hemisphere, keep that sunscreen applied!!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Skywatch Friday - 4 February 2021 Edition

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Another week of Skywatch Friday. Exciting times, I read posts from our friends in Australia and they are dying from the heat and in northern Europe they are finally getting some snow. The thing is, this time of year in the US, the days are getting longer and I'm feeling the pull of Springtime but March is a cruel month. In Oklahoma they say March is "In like a lion, out like a lamb." The first part is generally cold and it softens up considerably by the end. In the meantime lets enjoy February.