Lunar Eclipse Captured On Time-Lapse Photos

February 21, 2008 - Leave a Response

Time-lapse photography captures Wednesday night’s lunar eclipse. The next one seen in North America will be in 2010.

Watch the CNN Video Here on WFSB.com

Alberta Clipper

February 21, 2008 - Leave a Response

Good evening!

Now and then we talk about an “Alberta Clipper”, but we have little time to explain what it is during our weathercasts on TV. So, here it goes:

An Alberta Clipper is a storm that forms on the lee side of the Canadian Rockies in the Province of Alberta. These storms move quickly. They are named “clippers” after small, fast moving ships that were used in colonial times. These ships were able to outrun larger battleships and could “clip” the enemy while making a hasty escape. Most of the time, these storms are starved of moisture and produce a few inches of light, fluffy snow. However, once in a while “clippers” will take on new life when they hit the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and can become a major “noreaster”. If the storm slows down and rapidly intensifies, Southern New England can get buried by a deep blanket of snow. A great example of this scenario is the “Blizzard of ’78″. This famous blizzard (also known as Blizzard Larry) produced several feet of snow and winds gusted to over 90 mph on Cape Cod at Chatham! A truely amazing storm!

Bruce

Full "Snow" Moon

February 20, 2008 - One Response

Hi Everyone,

Tonight (Wednesday, February 20th), we will be treated to a celestial event…the total eclipse of the Full “Snow” Moon. The moon will be fully engulfed by the Earth’s shadow between 10:00 and 10:52 p.m. Of course, there will be a partial eclipse before 10:00 and after 10:52. The partial eclipse begins at 8:43 this evening. After 10:52, the moon will be partially eclipsed for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The moon won’t totally disappear during the time of total eclipse. Instead, you see a muted deep orange or red moon.

My colleague, Mark Dixon, aired a report on Eyewitness News at 6 on Wednesday: You can watch it here

The question is, will the weather cooperate? The answer is “Yes”! A “clipper” will pass off the Mid-Atlantic Coast tonight and it will brush Connecticut with partly cloudy skies. All of the snow will remain to the south of Long Island.

Enjoy!

Bruce

Windy Friday

November 17, 2007 - One Response

Wow, wind gusts were pretty impressive today! The peak gust that was reported on our own Sleepy’s WeatherNet was 44 mph in Torrington. This weather unit is located on the roof of a Walmart in Torrington. At my house in Hebron, there was enough wind this morning to move lawn furniture on my deck. A few of the chairs skidded across the deck and I wondered what that noise was outside! My cats (I have 3 of them) didn’t like the wind either. Pumpkin, our orange cat, was staring at me through the sliding door. He wanted to come in the house. I don’t blame him! Some interesting things occured in other parts of the state too. Garbage cans were blown around and there was some tree damage too.

Please feel free to share any experiences you had with today’s windy weather or any other weather event that blows through the state in the future.

Have a nice weekend! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week already?

Bruce

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