More Color!…10/06/2014

I started streaming my commutes and realized that they are pretty boring. So, instead, I’ve turned them into a learning tool. What I mean is that I’ve been doing a slow change into something that I’m hoping could turn into a second career for me in the long term. In the short term, I get to play with equipment that I’ve had a passion for. I get to merge my interests in Photography/cinematography and audio production. So I’m doing some time lapses of my commutes into work as I drive through some very colorful back roads in Northern Michigan. This makes the video much shorter, (3 minutes in tonight’s case) with a music bed and some self-aggrandizing text graphics at the end. Enjoy the color!…

Updating the Color…09/29/2014

I know that the weather is now damp and gray, the it won’t be much for color touring during this week. It’s not that the leaves will fall, but that there will be little in the way of sunshine to make it great. We are beginning to get to the peak here this week or early next week in the center highlands, with the areas near the Great Lakes about a half a week later. The U. P. is in very high color and it is showing up on the satelliWeather Story-09-27-14te images.

Color Ride…09/26/2014

This is from yesterday 09/25/2014 when I was on my way back from the office. I was streaming it on Ustream, when the app crashed in the middle of it. I was able to quickly get it going and restream, which is why there is blur in the middle of the ride home. The music is from YouTube’s editor.

Latest Fall Foliage Information – Updated September 26th

Latest Fall Foliage Information - Updated September 26th

 I haven’t had much time to post this, like I do every year, but here are the links to the Foliage Report for the Color Tour this fall. However, the office is keeping track and letting people know the weather along the way. Not to mention, you can watch the colors turn “up on the hill” where the office is located on the new webcam, as well as occasional shots of the treeline to gauge the color. The low to moderate is right.

One other thing, I will be trying to broadcast some of my drives, whether commutes, or what have you on my Ustream.tv account. I try and tweet on my personal account and Facebook it before I leave. I also have it on my main site here.

Latest Fall Foliage Information – Updated September 26th.

Something New at our Office!…09/26/2014

NWS Gaylord, MI Webcam

Things are moving along at our office, as we are now 14 years (or 13 years depending on how you count) into the 21st century. So we got ourselves a web cam that is available on our website. It looks off to the north-northwest and at the right times of the day, you probably could see the balloon launch (that’s what happens at the building with the white ball on top). Here’s a direct link to the page.

There are also new things coming down the road, inside the building as we are to get our latest version of the weather workstations (AWIPS 2) in about a month or two.