2017 Hurricane Season Video from out in Space


This is a link to a video that was the Picture of Today (November 27) in one of  my favorite web sites, Astronomy Picture of the Day (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/).  The video shows the development of the storms we watched over the past few months (Where do hurricanes go? To better understand dangerous storms, NASA compiled data from several satellites into a supercomputer simulation of this past year’s hurricane season. Specifically, the featured video shows how smoke (white), sea salt (blue), and dust (brown) tracked from 2017 August through October across the northern half of Earth’s Western Hemisphere. ).  I hope NASA doesn’t object to my pointing it out to you.

This is a fascinating video!  Hope you take a look and enjoy.  Dick

WX1CAR Maine Skywarn Activation

On October 30, 2017, Maine experienced a high wind event. Amateur radio played an important part in emergency communication throughout the state as hundreds of thousands lost power, phone and internet service due to the storm damage. Here is a recording captured by N1EP in Milbridge, ME of Jack Caron, W1AYX, operating as net control for the Maine Skywarn Net. He was transmitting from station WX1CAR at the National Weather Service Office in Caribou, ME.

A special thanks to NEWN members N1MLF, WA1ZJL, WA1CXA and W1AYX for their participation in the Maine Skywarn Net.


A much warmer than normal October here in the northern part of Acushnet with
above normal precipitation. It was the warmest October on my temperature records back to
1984. The average temperature of 59.6 deg. for October 2017 was 5.9 deg. above normal.
The low temperature for the month was a warm 36 deg.. No frost was observed during the month.
The first 24 days of the month featured mild temperatures and just occasional periods
of rain dropping only 0.90″ during the period. A juicy flow of moisture ahead of a slow moving
cold front produced 2.37″ of welcomed rain on the 25th. into the 26th.. Mother Nature then added
all the ingredients to produce a potent windswept rain storm that fell trees resulting in widespread power outages in Eastern New England to end the month. October barometers got quite a workout
ranging from an unusual high of 30.65″ at the beginning to maybe a record low of 28.99″ near
months end.

October 2017 Acushnet, Mass. 41deg,44min N 70deg,55min W

Ave High 69.6 deg.
Ave Low 49.6 deg.
Oct. Mean 59.6 deg. is 5.9 deg. abve normal
High Temp 80 deg. on Oct. 10th. & 22nd.
Low Temp 36 deg. on Oct 17th.
Days 90 or above 0

Total Precip. 5.02″ is 0.58″ above normal
Max 24hr. Precip. 2.37″ on Oct. 25-26th.
Total 2017 Precip. 44.09″ is 1.13″ above normal

T- Storm Days 0
High Wind Gust 46 mph on Oct. 30th.
Heating Degree Days 200
Cooling Degree Days 29
High Barometer 30.65″ on Oct. 3rd.
Low Barometer 28.99″ on Oct. 30th.