Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Changing the subject....remember that next Tuesday marks a significant anniversary. Here's a link to the Surf Ballroom.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I had a question on the photo at the top of the blog. That was taken from a turn-out at about 10,000 feet up Mauna Kea and is looking south toward Mauna Loa. Beyond Mauna Loa is Kilauea Volcano.
Monday, January 19, 2009
This is thought to be photo of the phenomenon know as ball lightning. I was reading about it the other day in the Extreme Weather book Claire gave me for Christmas. Then I started remembering that someone we all know allegedly witnessed ball lightning as a child. No one believed her....but I do. She will comment herself. Here is a link to more on ball lightning.
Our weather has been on the usual roller coaster. After two straight days of below freezing temperatures things warmed nicely on Sunday. Today has be much cooler and windy. Still very dry. Relative humidity earlier today was only 17%. Better run the humidifier.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
We has flurries in West Little Rock this morning and Benton and Hot Springs Village received a half inch of snow. The Fayetteville area got a dusting of snow much to the surprise of the kids.
A little warmer weather is expected this weekend.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
With the new cinema so close we tend to take in more picture shows these days. Went to see Clint Eastwood's new movie Gran Torino. I thought it was an outstanding movie. I strongly recommend. Of course, what drew me to the picture was the title. All the cool rednecks drove a 72 Gran Torino at some time in their life.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
At least 2008 is behind us. The economy is in the tank. This maybe the worst it's been since the great depression. A couple of new songs for 2009 just to remind us of the 1930's......This Land is the Government's Land ...... and Brother can you spare a Credit Default Swap.
As for the weather....it was a busy year in Arkansas. Here is a link to the NWS review of 2008.
2009 started off on a chilly note with a low of 23...but it's been warming up since then and is now in the 60s with the prospect of some rain in the next few days. It will be cooler next week, but not cold enough for ice or snow. Looks like we will see seasonable 50s and 30s for the next week or two.