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, April 22, 2010

WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL SUNDAY... HERE!!!!

SKY WATCH FRIDAY time! Thanks to Dot and Tom, never forgotten founders of this great event. Come on, come fly with us!

Thanks to hosts: Klaus Sandy Sylvia Wren Louise Fishing Guy

My wonderful groom taunting the sea gullsThis is a shot from our recent anniversary trip to South Carolina. Specifically, it was taken on Charleston's Waterfront Park Pier, while we were out looking at the bay there. There were people everywhere. All of the swings were taken. Kids were actually playing in the water fountain (BRR!). It was so much fun. My wonderful groom derives pleasure from messing with the minds of animals, whether he's teasing them with feeding gestures (without offering any food) or trying to mimic their mating calls, he's always doing something. Here, he is throwing fake food in the air as the gulls swoop down in a fury. He's such a meanie. What struck me was the amazing sky. It was an intense blue sky that day, with a dusting of mare's tail cirrus clouds whipping up the sky.Mare's Tail CirrusIt was the perfect day for sightseeing there in Charleston. I absolutely love spring, the severe weather, the flowers (not a fan of the pollen, but the colors and the fragrance), the mild temperatures, the smell of a spring rain on the asphalt, and all the wonderful new life that pops up. My wonderful groom was working in the yard some yesterday afternoon, and he sent us these two shots from our yard.two hatchlings nestled in the fencetwo eggs in the treeToo cool.

As I mentioned, spring means severe weather, and as I mentioned yesterday, things are lining up for approaching severe weather, today, tomorrow, Saturday. We expect to see it today in the plains, and the threat creeps eastward as the days progress into the weekend, with Sunday being our day if the activity preceding hasn't sucked the system dry and stabilized everything. For now, the Georgia members of the Southern Weather Brigade are pursuing a chasetunity on Sunday, the last hoorah for Meso Mike, PCSing in early May to Korea with a follow on to Italia. That said, we really don't need the Dewvoid to erode our plans and void Mike of his last US chase for many years to come. You know?That's right folks, they are presenting a day 4 activity area, and I am smack dab in the middle of it!!!

SEVERE WEATHER FOCUS IS ON THE MIDDLE AND SRN ATLANTIC COAST/SOUTHEAST U.S. DAY 4 /SUN. APR. 25/.VERY STRONG FLOW ALOFT IS FORECAST TO REMAIN ATOP THE WARM SECTOR...PROVIDING SHEAR FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS. THIS COMBINED WITH A MOIST ENVIRONMENT DESTABILIZING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON APPEARS SUPPORTIVE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS THIS AREA.
It's CHASE TIME!
~Dewdrop

16 comments:

  1. Happy Earth Day. Oh you have feathered residents in your backyard. How cool! And they have reproduced too :D

    We don't have big trees in our backyard. It actually backs to another house so I just have a feeder out and all I get are doves and finches and I think sparrows.

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  2. Beautifully captured sky, birds in flight, eggs and even a photographer :-)

    Pixellicious Photos

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  3. Sounds you had fun together. And I didn't know that kind of cloud has name, it's awesome! Happy weekend!

    Another Sunset

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  4. Happy Anniversary!
    wonderful to have a peak into your spring and its beauty.

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  5. aloha,

    and happy earth day, watch out for those sea gulls :)

    would you care to join me on a new challenge i have posted on my site

    come and join us.

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  6. That is a great sky but those gulls really caught my eye. You captured them perfectly.

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  7. Beautiful set of photos. I especially love the second one. Thanks for sharing

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  8. I love days out and about like this! Those clouds so closely resemble the gulls wings in flight...perfect combo for the scene...Good luck on your weather forecast... Sounds serious!

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  9. This sounds like weather after your own heart, but stay safe. Lovely photo.

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  10. Love that gulls inflight shot.

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  11. Love the gulls in the sky.

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  12. Thanks for sharing so gorgeous picture.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  13. Love the first photo expecially. Amazing blue sky and capture of the migration of the birds.

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  14. great capture of the sky!

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