Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Diwali and here come da cyclogenesis

Happy Diwali - one of if not the biggest Hindu festival. its one of my favorite days at work because if you work in the IT areas for the State of Wisconsin most programmers are now Indian and they are all dressed very colorfully and very happy!

Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil.  This is the happiest holidays.

"Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity"

AND bring good and interesting food to work. 


But lets get serious for a moment - the weather.

We have basically a mini hurricane heading our way and it's been fascinating and is called a cyclogenesis.

A LOW moved across the Rockies and if you can imagine a merry go round as the LOW.  As it moves into and over the Rockies it's compressed and flattens out.  But as it leaves the Rockies that column of circling air stretches vertically.  As it stretches up and down it's like a top and starts spinning with greater speed.  The merry go round shrinks horizontally but expands up!

NOW a very very powerful jet stream starts to spin it faster and faster with relatively and moist air and BAM.

We should start to see some spots of rain later this afternoon as this cyclogenesis starts to approach this very impressive Wisconsin and winds start to increase and if there is sever storms we have a window of 3 to 9 o'clock.  Most BAD weather will be south of Wisconsin but this is a very active system and some could move north!  Wisconsin is in a TOR-CON 3ish which means a 30% chance of a tornado somewhere in Southern Wisconsin.

BUT WAIT - Once the rain passes tonight the LOW will be right over our heads and winds wll calm down like in a Hurricane - we will be in the eye.

Once that eye starts to leave - THEN we get really REALLY windy conditions - damaging winds for that matter.  Constant 30mph with gusts as high as 50mph.  This all starts around midnight tonight!

* Impacts... driving may be difficult... especially for high profile
  vehicles. Minor tree damage is possible and light weight objects
  will be blow around. Structural damage to ongoing construction
  projects is also possible.
Just sayin! 


I learned something out my Deferred Comp that DJ and I have been contributing for a combined 55 years.  If we take any of that $$ out we go into a 10% higher tax bracket.  It's being held hostage.