The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Thursday, December 31, 2009


SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Welcome all sky fans!!! I truly appreciate your visit and comments. I might not have time to respond to you, but I will try my best to visit!!!

Our hosts: Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

Thanks, also,to Dot and Tom, who were instrumental in the success of this blogging event. You should definitely come fly with us!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Ahh, another year is about to pass us by. What a year it's been!! Blizzards and floods and fires, oh my. Many records were set this year regarding rainfall and flooding. Then, some records were set for early snowfall and cold temps. Tropically and tornadically, we were generally below the average, but I wouldn't try to tell that to the person who lost their child off the coast of Maine to Hurricane Bill, nor would I tell it to the little south Georgia community of Thomasville, who lost their homes to the tornado that ravaged their area in February. Here's how the year compares though.Granted, the average was slightly skewed by the overactive years of 2008 and 2004. As for hurricane season, it came and went without much fanfare (unless you look at the far east where typhoons tore apart much of the Philippines and surrounding areas), but the Atlantic Basin hurricane season was the least active one since 1997 (source). I've seen maps (such as 2005) where you couldn't even easily distinguish which track went where, but this year's map of activity is rather easy to make out. Incidentally, this is the one from the 2005 season, where we went well into the Greek alphabet with naming, which is a rare thing. We had named storms into JANUARY that year! That year actually set the record for the most named storms.

Many blessings for a safe and prosperous New Year!


  1. Happy New Year to you and yours. Continue "tracking storms" and showing us and educating us about clouds and cloud formations.

    Health and wealth for 2010.

  2. Very lovely fire works.
    Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year.

  3. Dew: Beautiful capture of the sky explosions. Have a great New Years celebration tonight.

  4. Lots of excitment for sure in the passing year. Your wonderful firework photo sums it up very well.

    Happy New Year.

  5. Great fireworks shot! I have really enjoyed the information on your blog, and also learned alot. Keep it up!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Awesome!
    A Wonderful and A Blessed New Year!

  7. Fabulous shot of the fire works. Happy New Year!

  8. Have a Great and SAFE New Year.

  9. Cool fireworks. Happy New Years to you and yours.

  10. A pineapple express is hitting our area today--rain storm BIG rain drops--2-4 inches to come down they say. Exciting for a weather lover like me.


    Happy New Year to you! May the coming year be filled with amazing adventures, laughter and joy! May you have strength and peace through the hard times. May happiness be your reward. God bless you!

  11. happy new year dew...let's hope for a fairly calm 2010 weather wise. however, for us here we have already seen more snow than the past eight years. i hope it is not indicative of a long and cold winter...

  12. Beautiful fireworks! It will be interesting to see what the coming year brings us weather wise, that's for sure! I hope it brings you much joy and love and happiness! Happy New Year!


  13. Beautiful fireworks!
    Happy new year to you and yours!

  14. Nice photo and great weather info. Happy New Year to you too!

  15. Beautiful firework photo!

    Thanks for the weather info, and happy New Year.

  16. Happy New year!

    Yes...look at that 2005 map! wow!
    Hoping for a sweet and peaceful year~


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