Monday, February 11, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo time lapse

What: It didn't turn out nearly as well as I had hoped, but on Thursday night I set out my camera to capture a timelapse of the incoming winter storm Nemo. If you look at the pallet at the bottom of the screen you can see rise in snow as it accumulated. The winds knock off most of the snow from the trees by the second day.

Where: My backyard

Other notes: Meryl pointed out to me that winter storms only recently started being named storms. The Weather Channel, aka, published a press release explaining their new self-appointed role of winter storm namers. here's an excerpt:

"During the upcoming 2012-13 winter season The Weather Channel will name noteworthy winter storms. Our goal is to better communicate the threat and the timing of the significant impacts that accompany these events. The fact is, a storm with a name is easier to follow, which will mean fewer surprises and more preparation. 

Naming Winter Storms
Hurricanes and tropical storms have been given names since the 1940s. In the late 1800s, tropical systems near Australia were named as well. Weather systems, including winter storms, have been named in Europe since the 1950s.  Important dividends have resulted from attaching names to these storms:
  • Naming a storm raises awareness.
  • Attaching a name makes it much easier to follow a weather system’s progress.
  • A storm with a name takes on a personality all its own, which adds to awareness.
  • In today’s social media world, a name makes it much easier to reference in communication.
  • A named storm is easier to remember and refer to in the future."

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