Storm Chasing

So I do some storm chasing with my friend Nixy. It’s interesting, while no where near as obsessed as Nixy, it’s nice to get out and drive….even if it means running into a Tornado or something :D

Here are a number of pics I took from our last little adventure on 26/8/2021. The cloud shapes were amazing, caught a double-rainbow and potentially a hail-core (that ‘column in one pic).

Wow, Asian Dust

There is a phenomena called Asian Dust(or Yellow Dust) where fine participate sand from China’s dessert is carried over and deposited in other countries.  It can be quite nasty at times and explains why I’ve had this annoying dry-cough for a couple of weeks now.


This is the bench where I normally sit at my thinking spot.  I’ve wiped off an area to sit because the all the surfaces were coated like this.  There is some serious concern about China’s pollution being carried over this way too.  I’m just glad that the winds go toward Japan and not from it!  Not sure if I’d be happy with all their radiation problems, let alone the ones they aren’t telling us about.

I really it am doing my best to enjoy this weather.  Gonna miss it when the hot season hits!

Trip to Canada confirmed

Ok, so I’ll be flying home for 2 weeks in January from the 14th to the 28th.

Sorry things have been quiet, ‘stuff’ has been going on :)  We are moving as my wife has a new contract starting in March.  So it’s packing all kinds of things.  I still have my Makerspace to finish packing things up and ship back down this way.  This weekend should finish that all up.  Then there is packing our place here, take a trip home and come back to make sure everything is packed for the move.  Still don’t know how we are gong to actually move just yet but that will get sorted out in Feb.  No big deal really.

Not terribly looking forward to seeing all the snow back home given that our temps here are hitting high-single digits this week and not a flake of snow.  Warmest, Christmas, Ever.  Love it!

Keeping warm thoughts in my head

As the weather gets colder, I tend to want to stay warmer.  That might sound obvious but there are those who like the cold.  Personally I think they might have some sort of disorder :)  Others say “But aren’t you Canadian?”.  That’s when I show them THIS video and ask them if they have ever had to shovel 150ft of sidewalk in a casual snowfall, let alone borrowing a snow-blower for stormy days.

But I keep this type of weather and area in my mind.