Westward Idaho

Western Montana typically gets thunder weather from the southwest, from Idaho.  This video assembled from data at the NOAA-NASA GOES Project shows a relatively rare phenomenon, a low pressure system pulling moist air from the northeast – from Montana – into a slightly warmer Idaho, where it blows up into a towering cloud as the

Lolo Complex Fires Blow Up

The Aqua satellite happened to capture a picture of the Lolo Complex fires at exactly the same moment they “blew up in perfect conditions,” according to the Missoulian.  I had to stitch together the version above from the edges of this image, and I didn’t bother to do any spherical correction or anything, so you

Broken Time Machine Redux

Having posted about GlacierWork’s stunning photos documenting glacier declines in the Himalayas just a few months ago, I was caught off guard by a new paper that suggests the glaciers in the Karakoram range are getting bigger.  The Karakorams are actually just the northwestern extension of the Himalayas, and GlacierWorks posted numerous photos documenting glacier

Visiting Everest in a Broken Time Machine

I was quite pleased to stumble upon a series of photographs taken in the Himalayas by David Breashears and his GlacierWorks team  in late 20007-8 from the same vantage points as black and white photos from as far back as 1899.  I realized that I could borrow the colors from the new photographs and apply