A bit about that Heat Dome and how it relates to the Pacific Ocean

Jun 29, 2021

What’s wth this “heat dome” situation we’ve been experiencing in the Pacific Northwest, in areas that are normally cool? We’ll talk today about what causes a heat dome to occur. Part of it has to do with ocean temperatures in the Pacific.

Image courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

A bit about that Heat Dome and how it relates to the Pacific Ocean

A bit about that Heat Dome and how it relates to the Pacific Ocean

What’s wth this “heat dome” situation we’ve been experiencing in the Pacific Northwest, in areas that are normally cool? We’ll talk today about what causes a heat dome to occur. Part of it has to do with ocean temperatures in the Pacific.

Image courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Cargo delays make early Christmas shopping a good bet

Jun 28, 2021

More on worldwide disruptions in container shipping. The result could be that things will get temporarily scarce in coming months, making early Christmas shopping a good idea.

Cargo delays make early Christmas shopping a good bet

Cargo delays make early Christmas shopping a good bet

More on worldwide disruptions in container shipping. The result could be that things will get temporarily scarce in coming months, making early Christmas shopping a good idea.

Another cruise ship will be stored in Astoria

Jun 22, 2021

The Port of Astoria has made arrangements to store another ocean-going cruise ship at the port docks. She’s a U.S flag cruise ships called the “American Pride” and she is normally based in Hawaii where she takes passengers between island ports there.

Image of the American Pride, courtesy James Brennan from Molokai Hawaii, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Another cruise ship will be stored in Astoria

Another cruise ship will be stored in Astoria

The Port of Astoria has made arrangements to store another ocean-going cruise ship at the port docks. She’s a U.S flag cruise ships called the “American Pride” and she is normally based in Hawaii where she takes passengers between island ports there.

Image of the American Pride, courtesy James Brennan from Molokai Hawaii, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Today marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere

Jun 21, 2021

Today is one of two annual astronomical solstice events. This one we call the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

We’ll talk about what’s happening out there in space that so deeply affects us here on Earth.

This image courtesy of photographer Andrew Dunn, www.andrewdunnphoto.com and Wikimedia Commons.

Today marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere

Today marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere

Today is one of two annual astronomical solstice events. This one we call the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

We’ll talk about what’s happening out there in space that so deeply affects us here on Earth.

This image courtesy of photographer Andrew Dunn, www.andrewdunnphoto.com and Wikimedia Commons.

Steep rises in shipping costs mean higher prices for consumers

Jun 14, 2021

As the effects of the pandemic continue in global shipping, we’re seeing prices rise sharply on container goods. The result could be higher prices on familiar goods, like coffee, toys and furniture. Some goods like anchovies and olives, could be hard to come by in some places.

Cargo delays make early Christmas shopping a good bet

Steep rises in shipping costs mean higher prices for consumers

As the effects of the pandemic continue in global shipping, we’re seeing prices rise sharply on container goods. The result could be higher prices on familiar goods, like coffee, toys and furniture. Some goods like anchovies and olives, could be hard to come by in some places.

A look at clouds, the harbingers of weather

Jun 03, 2021

Today, a look at the three most common types of clouds we see: cirrus, stratus and cumulus. Each one can tell us something about what’s next in the weather.

A look at clouds, the harbingers of weather

A look at clouds, the harbingers of weather

Today, a look at the three most common types of clouds we see: cirrus, stratus and cumulus. Each one can tell us something about what’s next in the weather.