Liz Zanis fights the weather on the CNN.com homepage this morning!
SP Weather Station interpreter Peter Jellitsch has recently completed ‘Bleeker Street Documents’, a project which records and makes visible WLAN-Wireless Local Area Networks in an apartment in Manhattan. See more at: http://www.peterjellitsch.com/2012/12/21/bleecker-street-documents/
By Andy Newman for The New York Times:
The ideal city snowstorm, meteorological Platonists say, blankets the landscape without burying it, beautifies but does not burden, transforms and cocoons without paralyzing or even particularly inconveniencing.
Such an event is expected to come our way on Saturday.
Flakes should begin falling around 11 a.m., as a low pressure system passes south and east of the metropolitan area, giving children plenty of time to finish a hearty breakfast.
The temperature will hover in the mid-30s – just cold enough for the snow to safely stick, but no colder. The breeze will be sufficient to make cheeks rosy, but will not slash at the skin or penetrate down the necks of parkas.
For the better part of the day, the snow will continue – gently, never blinding. By the time it ceases for good shortly before midnight, two to four inches will have fallen – just enough, perhaps, to permit sledding.
“Definitely snowfall that can be plowed,” said Dan Hoffman, a National Weather Service meteorologist, “but definitely not crippling by any means.”
At least that’s what they’re forecasting. Who knows what will really happen.
From The New York Times:
Radar images / commentary from the US National Weather Service here.
Thanks to Eric Sanderson of The Welikia Project and Kate Zidar from the Newtown Creek Alliance for illuminating discussion of the Newtown Creek’s unique landscape, history & post-industrial challenges — and for pointing out avenues for future engagement. Also many thanks to Flux Factory for hosting the event, as part of their yearlong educational intiative: The Future of Your Neighborhood: Who Decides?
Thanks in particular to Christina Vassallo, Douglas Paulson and Lacey Tauber from Flux, and to all of the concerned citizens and neighbors who came out to the event.
Thursday, July 26th 7-9PM
Flux Factory workshop in partnership with SP Weather Station
Newtown Creek: Past, Present, Future
with Eric Sanderson, Wildlife Conservation Society’s Welikia Project
and Kate Zidar, Newtown Creek Alliance
More info here
Flux Factory: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
Free and open to the public
Listen here (part 2) for SPWS weighing in on the debate around the acquisition of the Weather Underground by the Weather Channel.
From an ongoing feature of the Reanimation Library in which writers ruminate on a book from the library’s collection, this one by Corina Bardoff on The Observer’s Book of Weather:
You could of course read Weather straight through – uncreatively – for sense. It contains gems of information, like, “in very cold weather, where ice crystals are to be found in the lower part of the atmosphere, the refraction produces phenomena known as ‘mock’ suns and moons” – that is, one or two mirage suns or moons, perched on a halo around the sun/moon, like a chemistry textbook diagram of electrons orbiting a nucleus. These are also called sundogs, a term rewarded by a Google image search. You could read Weather straight through looking for bits like this, but I’m afraid that you would drastically reduce the book’s potentiality that way. Instead, why not try reading the book as if it contained encrypted messages circa WWII, so that if we happen to learn in the course of our cryptographic studies that “the limit of twilight” is about 49 miles high, won’t that be lovelier because of it? Or won’t you feel that this “limit of twilight” is suspect, and isn’t that a wonderful uncertainty that you created for yourself?
Read more here.
SP Weather Station interpreters the Bird’s Ear View collective are exhibiting in Liverpool, “The Spectacle of the Lost.” Best wishes for the show!