Cold Front again

Posted by Grant Headifen on December 11, 2008 under weather | Read the First Comment

Bamm another cold front right behind the other. And this is what it looks like now as it has moved off into the gulf. However – today is different from yesterday. The sky is completely clear and this is shown by the high pressure over Austin right now. High pressure means air is moving out of the region and being replaced from falling air above bringing dry and clear conditions. Also the wind has dropped off as shown also by the isobars being spread apart near Austin.

Second cold front this morning

Second cold front this morning

First Weather Blog

Posted by Grant Headifen on December 10, 2008 under weather | Be the First to Comment

This is the first weather blog and fitting as it is – a cold front ripped through Austin Texas, NauticEd’s HQ,  last night dropping the temperature from 76 deg F yesterday to freezing rain overnight,  32 deg F and a sharp wind direction change from west to north. The cold front looked like this. This morning the sky is loaded with Cirrus, Alto stratus and Cirrocumulus and changing to an ultra clear day. Brrrrh!
Here is the map taken from http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/UA.shtml this morning. (Guitar added for effect to show Austin, Tx. Music Captial)

Cold front passing through austin Texas this morning

Cold front passing through Austin Texas this morning

I remember one time (not in band camp) we were sailing in Belize in 2004. It was near the end of the Hurricane season and had also heard of a strange and strong sudden wind that mysteriously appears in Belize so we were on the look out. We stopped on an island one afternoon. While lying under a tree with some nice cold drink in hand a local wondered by. We began talking about hurricanes and local weather etc, so I asked him if he knew anything about approaching weather. Thinking that perhaps he had been listening to the radio recently. He just looked up at the sky looked down at me and said “No Mon – weather is good for the next 3-4 days”. It was a sign to me to gain that skyward knowledge if I was to continue my sailing skills.

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