Friday, October 10, 2008

Snow, Fog, and Heat

Winter is on its way. In fact, there are winter storm warnings and blizzard watches in effect for much of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and western North Dakota. Some locations could get 2-3 feet of snow! Here are a couple of webcame shots. Bozemona, Montana on the left and Lewiston, Montana on the right. The third picture is Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Click on any of the pictures for a larger view.

Closer to home, the big news has been the morning fog. We haven't had a lot of dense fog here at my house, but in the river valleys the fog has been dense. Here's a shot I found online of the tall buildings in Louisville, Kentucky sticking up out of the clouds as if they were on an island. The photo was taken from Floyds Knob, Indiana which is high on the north side of the Ohio River.

The drought seems to be worsening. We received 0.3" of rain on the 8th of October, but things are still very dry. From what I'm reading, the pattern should be chaning soon so that we should begin to get some rain. The temperature is supposed to be in the low 80's this weekend and when you have a big warmup like that at this time of year, you can have a sure bet that it will come crashing down soon. Normal daytime highs for this time of year is in the mid 60's.