About real clouds, weather, cloud seeding and science autobio life stories by WMO consolation prize-winning meteorologist, Art Rangno
Weeds of Douglas 2013: a comprehensive pictoral survey following the record summer rains
You probably don’t believe that I went all the way to Douglas yesterday to see weeds from excessive, once-in-a -hundred years, record-breaking summer rains (16 plus inches). I think you’ll find my activities in this matter quite interesting. First, the documentation:
I thought I would do a comprehensive survey, radiating outward from the VC in all directions as far as I could go, even if it took several hours. But after that thought, I decided to just go across the street into a vacant lot right there in front of me, and shoot some weeds there; maybe that would be enough. It was getting pretty warm.
On the way to Douglas from little Catalina, I passed through the tourist mecca of Old Bisbee. A sign called out as I approached it, “Scenic View”, and I am kind of a sucker for those. Thought I’d check it out.
I walked over to see what it was:
Being a CM, I should report on the clouds of the day, Altocumulus ones:
Not much weather ahead except breezes and temperature changes, hardly anything for a CM. Maybe a lenticular with the winds aloft getting so trough with our incoming trough. Will be watching.
By Art Rangno
Retiree from a group specializing in airborne measurements of clouds and aerosols at the University of Washington (Cloud and Aerosol Research Group). The projects in which I participated were in many countries; from the Arctic to Brazil, from the Marshall Islands to South Africa.