True Strange Library

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Watching wild weather worldwide with what? 

I found some great apps to watch the weather tonight.  My favorite so far is MyRadar. It shows wind patterns, earthquakes, as well as people’s photos of local weather. Having … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weird weather: 155mph twister winds and baseball-sized hail stones

You don’t see hail this size every day. Is this a record? It is big, but not the biggest on record. Here’s the winner: The largest recorded hailstone in the … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hundreds rescued from dramatic San Jose floods

Record flooding continues in California.  Hundreds of homes were evacuated as people were rescued wading in waist-high water and clinging to trees after days of rain caused water levels in … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Oroville dam spillway may fail, 188,000 told to evacuate

Update: A mandatory evacuation affecting nearly 200,000 people around Lake Oroville in California was downgraded to an evacuation warning Tuesday — with the caution that the condition of the dam … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Years rituals

I asked several people what they will doing tonight. Here’s what they said: A: I’m singing at the Hyatt in midtown for their NYE party.  T: I’ll make happy pancakes … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

A world-wide monitoring system is listening

A sensitive globe-spanning instrument array is monitoring the Earth. It was set up under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), first signed by more than 100 nations in 1996.  From earthquakes … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chilling Chile Christmas quake

Update: No deaths reported, but it did some damage. Original: I receive earthquake alerts on my phone and this is the largest I’ve seen in a while. An alert says hazardous … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 · Leave a comment