Saturday, April 30, 2016

Chaos Theory?

April 30, 2016
Early Saturday, AM

The ‘typical’ signals seemed significantly weakened early this morning.  Odd because I would have thought they would have been stronger, if what the weather-gal said on the Friday morning news was accurate.  Nevertheless, I will go and check from a better listening spot this evening, if I’m able.  Maybe the weather report was incorrect, the conditions changed, or I misheard the report as seems to be indicated by the weather-underground link below.    

More odd because, whether I blogged about it or not, the last few weekends that I was able to listen also had weakened/odd combinations of signals.  Then tornadic storms subsequently appeared in the heartland a couple-few days later.

Early this morning, the signals were about a weak as I have heard in a long time.  But then the singing of SB started to eek its way through to being heard – at least for a little while.  Weird, what with the reported high-pressure system arriving on shore from the Pacific Ocean - or maybe that is only what I had thought the weather person reported.  Again, I hope to go listen from a better spot Saturday night.  

Sometimes I don’t blog on the matter because I am unsure if I am merely reinventing the wheel, so to speak.  And lately I am not able to listen as much as I would like and I have no sophisticated or automated equipment to listen for me.  Regardless, sometimes I also wonder if I am merely studying/observing some atmospheric manifestation of chaos theory. 

Adam Trotter, PE


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Cause for Alarm?

April 10, 2016

Last night at the preferred listening spot, SD was about as weak as I have heard in a long time.  But other signals were creeping into fill that void, to some odd extent.  So I don’t really know if it all is a matter of the passing storm(s) or a directional-type thing (as SB basically could be heard albeit weakened as well).  All I know is that SD was abnormally weak in its strongest location.  Historically, that usually meant that trouble was brewing.  Again, however, I am still unsure how to account for local storms in my model – and I don’t quite get as many opportunities to listen in general of late, as I have in the past. Nevertheless, I again will be able to listen to a lesser extent later today.



See also:
Surf Board Sledding – Local Storms Discounted