Tag Archive: weather
We had snow and howling winds all night last night. Got around eight inches! All these were taken with my spiffy new camera.
My friend Betty got me a couple of cloudspotter’s guides by the Cloud Appreciation Society. Very interesting, informative, and fun. These intrepid climbers better summit and get back to camp before that Cumulus cloud falls apart.
This 747 is sitting in a boneyard in Mojave, CA waiting to be dismantled and recycled at the end of its useful life. On May 23rd, 2012, the area experienced extreme winds of 70+ miles per hour and reports of gusts up to 100 near the pass due to a low pressure zone. Without the weight of its engines and with its landing flaps deployed, the slightly tail heavy 747 tries to take to the skies one last time. The next day the plane was found to have also rotated about 45 degrees from its original position. The same wind storm damaged many rooftops, cut power and sent huge clouds of sand and dust billowing into the sky. Mojave will occasionally experience this type of wind storm due to geography.