Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Winter Storm Petros


New snow accumulation totals.
  video

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Winter Storm Warning


There is a Winter Storm Warning for Kent County. Below is from the NWS

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
347 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

MIZ040-045-046-051-052-056>059-064>067-071>074-240500-
/O.UPG.KGRR.WS.A.0002.160224T1700Z-160226T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KGRR.WS.W.0005.160224T1500Z-160225T2100Z/
CLARE-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-
ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-VAN BUREN-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLARE...BIG RAPIDS...MOUNT PLEASANT...
GREENVILLE...ALMA...JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...ST. JOHNS...
HOLLAND...HASTINGS...CHARLOTTE...LANSING...SOUTH HAVEN...
KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...JACKSON
347 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 PM
EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 PM
EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * SIX TO TEN INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW.

 * STRONG NORTH WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

 * SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING DEVELOPING WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

IMPACTS...

 * MAJOR TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS.

 * SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

 * POTENTIAL FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES ON THURSDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 * A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER
   WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
   EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
   FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

 * WEATHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT
   WWW.READY.GOV/WINTER AND HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/5OG.

Marines on Iwo Jima

Raising Flag on Iwo Jima

71 years ago the Marines raised the US Flag on Iwo Jima during WW2- Semper Fi



Monday, February 22, 2016

Comparison of US Census Data 1940-2010


Significant Snow??



video

The weather models are predicting high probability for significant snow Wednesday into Thursday. As usual a difference of a few miles in the storm track will determine snowfall amounts.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Star Spectra

Here is a great link for reviewing star spectra. CPPS remember that when the spectra is shifted to the red side it is evidence for an expanding universe.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Evidence for the "Big Bang Theory"

Credit: www.faradayschools.com
The first piece of evidence is the cosmological red shift. when an object moves away from us the light waves are stretched to the longer wavelengths and lower frequencies. In an expanding universe light fro distant stars is said to be red shifted.


Credit: wikipedia
Cosmic microwave background radiation. This radiation is very low energy and very uniform throughout the universe. This energy is theorized to be leftover from the Big Bang.



Vader and Yoda Together


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Aircraft Carriers on Lake Michigan

Heroes on Deck is a one-hour documentary about WW2 pilot training on Lake Michigan.

Read full article here.

Between 1943 and 1945, two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers stationed at Navy Pier in Chicago functioned as training platforms for about 17,000 pilots, signal officers and other personnel. Former President George H. W. Bush was among the pilots who learned to take off and land on the 500-foot long carrier decks. 

Painted 3D Models



Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Supernova

3D printed model of a supernova. Many thanks to Mr. Staublin for teaching this old dog new tricks!

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Just completed 3D printed ipad stand.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Difference Between an EM Wave and a Sound Wave

Difference Between EM Waves and Sound Waves

The link above does a very nice job of explaining the difference between mechanical and electromagnetic waves.

Monday, February 1, 2016

January Sunshine




January's sunshine totaled 17% of possible sunshine.