is safe in the hands of it’s clever people. –Lancelot Hogben, Mathematics, the Mirror of Civilization
Amateur Radio. Mr. Big Food is on board, too. We are going to get out amateur radio licenses and some equipment. Blog silence is thus explained. It’s all quite interesting. I’m taking notes. SueK– I found this to be the best bird’s eye view introduction to ham radio. Almost jargon free and very accessible for
I just stepped outside and heard a siren! Almost unheard of out here.
You won’t believe it! Thunderstorm.
Any talk of saving culture, or restoring culture, begins with a defense of the humanities. Any hope of cultural revival equally begins with a re-emergence of the humanities. Any hope to truly celebrate—though not uncritically—the human person rests with being drenched in the dewfall of the humanities. The death of the humanities really does mean
NOAA weather radio is beeping at us. Flash flood warning. Up to three inches of rain has already fallen. Mr. Big Food remarks that he will not be cutting today. I need coffee.
These are RadarScope (RS) screen shots captured between 10:04 and 10:05 this morning. To orient you, we’re going west to east beginning with the southern most states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, then again west to east one notch further north. While is is true that the center of the low pressure system that is/was
in me is thoroughly confused. More to come, you can count on it.
We went to Jackson last week. Stopped for gas on the way home about 10 miles from the exit we normally take. Mr. Big Food suggested rather than getting back on the interstate, we cut the hypotenuse on the back roads. Very pleasant.
though you could only see the full double in real life.
Looks like it’s raining a little. https://www.earthcam.com/usa/louisiana/neworleans/bourbonstreet/?cam=catsmeow2
In reply to SueK, who commented that she could not fathom 20″ of rain– what’s forecast for NOLA. 20″ is indeed a lot of rain. We could get up to 10″. Here’s something I once had my students do– a very long time ago– when teaching both metric system, and some environmental biology. Take some paved
I swear to God, those folks in Louisiana make us Mississippians look down right intelligent some days. Let’s go look and see if the iPad has a therefore sign. It does not. But you know what I’m talking about. That little triangle of dots that indicates, e.g., Hurricane therefore burn ban WTH?
U.S. Rainfall potential @NHC.NOAA.GOV
One day last winter, when the dogs and I were walking around the edge of the water shed in the Piney Woods, I looked up and saw the trail cam! Right where Daughter C and the J-Man had left it. Took it down and brought it inside. Earlier this spring, when I set up the
Run on sentence. I am confused about the context. Must be Drudge related. UPDATE. This is such typical hyper-BS. It’s New Orleans. It has more water than land, and a significant portion of the land is below sea level. And it rained! Oh boy! Why are they out walking around hamming it up for the
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two …DISTURBANCE IS NOT A DEPRESSION YET BUT EXPECTED TO BE ONE SOON… …STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST IN A COUPLE OF DAYS… Citations after I’ve had coffee. Mr. Big Food tells me Drudge is on it.
Just a few minutes ago. Right now we’re forecast to get some wind and rain. Here’s the thing that occurred to me. They have issued a hurricane watch. But it is still “POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TWO.” They are bored or super confident in the models. Rest assured I will monitor this and provide commentary.