1. Habin Ice Festival 2019

    The Chinese have had their annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. They certainly did a good job. It was beautiful. Have a great week. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/northern-china-city-hosts-worlds-largest-ice-festival/70007072…Read More

  2. The Sky for the Week of 1-6-19

    The new year's night sky is off to a good start. Venus and Jupiter dazzle before sunrise. The elongation of the planet Venus is at its maximum. In the evening sky Mars is close to the moon. The new moon is January 6th. The belt stars of Orion point to the spot on the horizon where Sirius will rise, later in the evening. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-january-4…Read More

  3. Big Storms

    We are going to have big rain storms here in Lodi. However, rain is good thing for us. Atmospheric physics are interesting. Have a happy new year. http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2019/01/forget-el-nino-stormfest-is-about-to.html…Read More

  4. Freezing Weather

    We have been having cold weather, for us, here in Lodi. Much of California has also been having cold weather. Have a great new year 2019. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/freeze-could-pose-risk-to-crops-in-southwestern-us-as-temperatures-plummet-in-wake-of-2-snowstorms/70007027…Read More

  5. The Earth is Swallowing Sea Water

    The earth is swallowing more sea water than had been thought by scientists. They are not sure why. Have a great new year 2019. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/earths-crust-is-swallowing-3-times-the-amount-of-sea-water-as-previously-thought/70006974…Read More

  6. The Sky for the Week of 12-30-18

    The new year's sky will be good this week. The belt of Orion is almost vertical in the evening sky and points to star Aldebaran, as well as the constellation of the Pleiades. At midnight on 1-1-19, the star Sirius is directly overhead. While the sun is directly below your feet. Have a happy new year 2019. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-december-28-january-5/…Read More

  7. Western US Christmas Weather Forecast 2018

    We are going to have some rain here in Lodi. It will bring a white Christmas to other parts of the western United States. Merry Christmas! https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/far-reaching-storm-to-deliver-disruptive-rain-mountain-snow-across-western-us-into-christmas/70006961…Read More

  8. The Sky for the Week of 12-23-18

    The Christmas night sky will be good this week. Winter is here. Tonight is the longest night of the year. When the star Sirius is close to the horizon it really twinkles. Orion is also prominent in the evening sky. Also, the moon is still fairly large this week. Merry Christmas. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-december-21-29/…Read More

  9. White Christmas 2018?

    Here is the snow forecast for Christmas this year. We won't be having a white Christmas here in Lodi. Have a merry Christmas. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/white-christmas-2018-forecast-who-has-the-best-shot-at-snow/70006921…Read More

  10. Advent

    Advent is a lesser known part of the Christmas season in America. It consists of the four weeks before Christmas day. Advent wreaths are used to symbolize these weeks. During this time, Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus and His second coming. Merry Christmas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent…Read More