“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.”

Normally, weather moves from west to east. In the mid-latitudes, the prevailing winds are westerlies. This means storm systems generally move in from the West.

The colors we see in the sky are due to the rays of sunlight being split into colors of the spectrum as they pass through the atmosphere and ricochet off the gases, water vapor and particles. The amounts of water vapor and dust particles in the atmosphere are good indicators of weather conditions. They also determine which colors we will see in the sky.

During sunrise and sunset the sun is low in the sky, and it transmits light through the thickest part of the atmosphere. A red sky suggests an atmosphere loaded with dust and moisture particles. The shorter wavelengths, such as blue, are scattered and broken up. We see the red wavelengths. the longest in the color spectrum, are able to continue through the atmosphere.

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.

A red sky at night means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west and good weather will follow.

Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.

A red sunrise can mean that a high pressure system (good weather) has already passed, thus indicating that a storm system (low pressure) may be moving to the east. A morning sky that is a deep, fiery red can indicate that there is high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain could be on its way.

dievca had the pleasure of a beautiful sunset, yesterday.
Made her evening.

Photos: dievca 02/2019 NYC

When to be Thankful for rotten Weather in NYC

  • When the dark clouds finally create a breeze.

  • and when rain removes the Tourists from the Highline

Photos: dievca NYC 08/2018

Sizzling Sunday

Photo: dievca NYC, Full Moon and Sunrise 06/2018

What does one wear when its melting outside?
When you can hear an egg sizzle on the sidewalk?

If you know, let dievca know.
She’s trying to beat the heat.

dievca is going with the lightest, most breathable fabrics she can find.
Starting her day naked, waking up surrounded by 100% linen bedding.

Macys Hotel Collection White and Natural linen bedding

After that dievca has been (links will show you):

In the end, all she really wants to do is:

Getty Images: Run though the Sprinkler

And Master? He’s cooling it on the West Coast for Sunday~ sitting in the 70’s (around 24 C)

NYC is going to be 100 F (38 C) and add 48% humidity, feels like 115 F (46 C)


June Gloom… (and what is really happening)

June Gloom is a Southern California term for a weather pattern that results in cloudy, overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer. … On a strong June Gloom day, the clouds and fog may extend inland to the valleys and Inland Empire and may persist into the mid-afternoon or evening.

Weather pattern off of Monterey Bay

Go figure~ this is the time dievca can take a quick jaunt to visit friends in CA. she wanted to park it on the beach….but she’s been told it isn’t the best time.

This is quite annoying since the weather in NYC has been heavily gloomy, too. With dievca’s luck, NYC weather will be gorgeous and CA a mess.  Ah, well. At least she is out of the City.

HAH! dievca’s plane arrived 45 minutes early,
her luggage was the first off the plane
and the WEATHER IS AWESOME!

 

 


Flowers & the Sun = Good Morning!

Master bought His dievca peonies.
A Midwestern treat in the City.
Don’t have to shake off the ants.
$12.00 per three buds.

dievca’s Mom asked the Home Aid to take and send a photo of the Iris’ in their garden.
Purple. Beautiful.
Lovely to be thought of.
dievca’s favorite flower.

The sun finally came out at the end of the day, yesterday.
And today is supposed to be nice.
dievca will be taking a nap on the rooftop.
Master can’t make it…

Join her?

 


On Day 6 of Rain = Fog/Mist/Clouds/Drizzle/Deluge…

Not Happy.

(at least dievca’s Raincoats have been useful and cute)


misty eyrie

Here I sit in my bower of fog
sipping my coffee
feeling wombed
in this giant City

I lived in Iceland during a past life and one of the greatest Joys was seeing the views change in the fjords with the weather. I became obsessed. It’s happening again with my new vista (modern definition).

Watching the weather roll in over the Hudson River is becoming a great Joy.

(click on photos to enlarge)

Photos: dievca NYC 02/2018