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Usually I’m not excited to have snow during a workday because it means I have to clean off my car… NOT TODAY! Why?
I got to use my WAMPA ARM, RAWR!
Swingin’ and snowin’
Bye Monona Terrace - it’s still a beautiful view in Madison no matter the weather.
At least nine of the snowiest U.S. cities had less than 60% of their average snowfall this year, and schools across the nation are deciding what to do with an unusually high number of leftover emergency weather days. Many schools will let students finish the year early.
discoverynews gives us another reason to love them (Python reference):
The United States and parts of Canada have come out of winter to find a lingering ridge of high pressure inducing summer-like conditions. The map above shows surface temperature anomalies during March 13-19 compared to averages for those dates over the last 10 years. More than 1,054 locations set new daily high temperatures records and 627 saw new record lows.
Helen Dardik - Snow Friends
This is a year-long time-lapse study of the sky. A camera installed on the roof of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco captured an image of the sky every 10 seconds. From these images, I created a mosaic of time-lapse movies, each showing a single day. The days are arranged in chronological order. My intent was to reveal the patterns of light and weather over the course of a year. More info about the project here.
This video is designed to be viewed in a large format, so it’s best viewed in full-screen mode at 1080p.
Goodnight Milwaukee or Purply Orangy Glowy Snowy Haze
Researchers will be able to simulate the superheated gases that form the sun’s magnetic field with a one-of-a-kind sphere that moved Wednesday into a new physics lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The hollow aluminum sphere, built by four Wisconsin companies for $2.5 million, looks like the famous Death Star from “Star Wars” movies. Weighing 11,000 pounds, it was built to superheat gases to 500,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Researchers say it will help them study how magnetic fields are generated in planets and stars, and better understand why the sun occasionally spews out particles that affect the Earth as “space weather,” knocking out satellites and even taking down power grids, explained Cary Forest, a UW-Madison physics professor.