Monday, November 23, 2015

Albido Effect

Dan Patrick called the call in the Wisconsin game the worst call he has ever seen in NCAA Football!


And then there is the Albido Effect.

One of the hardest things for a weather dude to predict is the amount of snow in a snow storm.  So many little factors that can influence the amount.  But another hard thing that many do not know about is called Albido Effect.   This is concerned with temperature after a snow fall and is REALLY a tough one.

As we all know the sun warms the earth but when there is fresh snow on the ground 80% of the sun rays bounce back into space. Fresh snow REALLY lowers air temps a LOT.  They also make the new snow are much colder at night as the snow creates an insulation so the warm earth can not warm the air above it.

This is why Watertown, Lone Rock and Middleton got down to 1 degree the day after the storm. Columbus was down to 6.8 degrees with our 4 inches.

SO - if you are ever asked "What is the Albido Effect" it is a measure of how much of the Sun's energy is reflected back into space. Overall, the Earth's albedo has a cooling effect. (The term 'albedo' is derived from the Latin for 'whiteness').

Next - "Isallobaric Wind" which is REALLY interesting.

Rain rain rain on Thanksgiving - probably over an inch. Then cooling off for the holiday parade which will have wind chills near 20 so dress appropriately.

OH OH - this guy is hilarious and this is what I strive for.  The whole thing is great!

There is a whole lot of badness going on these days after "Paris" which makes zero sense to me.  People are saying America is not doing enough and we need to take care of the bad guys and stop waving our fingers.  Trump wants to register all Muslims like we did to Japanese in WWII.  Yea. that seems like a plan. Worked 73 years ago didn't it?

First of all - do people actually know what terrorists are?  It would take AT LEAST 250,000 American ground troops AT LEAST 10 years of fighting to come close to winning. Do we really want to do that?  ESPECIALLY when the countries in that region with huge armies that could attack ISIS with ground troops are not?

I LOVE what the hacker group called "anonymous" is doing.  They have been a pain in America's ass for a while and now they switched sides and have unified to attack ISIS.  That is so awesome.  They have disrupted ISIS communication already deleted 20,000 Twitter accounts.

Now you might say - "big deal".  Well, how do YOU feel when your facebook account has been deleted right before you want to pull off a major coordinated bank robbery or something.  Or when all of your ISIS websites are now are blasting some dudes 1980s rock video.

But what is really troubling me are the Republican Governors closing their doors to refugees - it's the height of hypocrisy and embarrassing.

In the wake of the Paris attacks, 25
Republican Governors (and 1 Democrat) have vowed to
block all Syrian asylum seekers
from entering their States, since
ONE of the terrorists snuck into
France with other Syrian refugees.

In addition to being devoid of that
most basic human integrity, that
reaction is in height of 
unadulterated hypocrisy, because
whenever there is a domestic gun
massacre, those same Republicans
are the first to insist you can't
blame all the good gun owners for
the acts of a few madmen. 


OK - lets lighten it up a tad.  You know that meteor we landed on a while back?  This is what that bad boy would look like on earth.  THAT would cause so damage! 



And it what many consider the boring-est news. Pfizer and Allergan PLC are merging. A $150 BILLION deal.  Big deal you say?  Well, this allows Phizer to headquarter in Ireland and not have to pay American taxes.