Perhaps I’m feeling philosophical this morning as I’ve been reading about the Stoics lately, but the sunrise this morning struck me as a grand reminder of our place in the universe and the wonderful things that can’t be bought nor taken away from us.
Join your neighbors and keep in touch with what’s happening in our neighborhood. Learn about issues coming up in 2019, including crime prevention, construction, green lake protection and preservation, and the basics on how to prepare for major disasters.
Here’s the agenda so far:
Disaster Preparedness – the Basics
Carl Leon – Friends of Green Lake
Rob Zisette – SPD North Precinct NPAC Report (seattlenpac.blogspot.com)
Doug Bambrick – Topics / Issues for 2019
Paul Kostek – Attendees
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months at The Hearthstone, 6720 East Green Lake Way North at the corner of 1st Ave NE. This is the only high-rise on Green Lake and is near Nell’s Restaurant. Consider carpooling, walking or taking transit since parking can be limited.
Green Lake Community Council meetings are open to the public. People residing or operating a business near Green Lake are encouraged to attend and consider running
for the board:
Paul Kostek – Chair 206-915-6645 / email@example.com
Lisa Stuebing – Vice Chair
Forrest Corbett – Secretary
Lucy Lauterbach – Treasurer
Board Members at Large: Ellen Hewitt
Calling all young artists! Join Seattle Audubon for a morning of birding and drawing. Meet at the Green Lake Library, then take a short bird walk to observe the ducks living in and around Green Lake. After the walk, you will return to the library to warm up with hot chocolate and have a lesson and activity on sketching the ducks you just spotted. This free event is designed for youth and families and will introduce the annual Washington state Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest for K-12 students. Drawing paper and basic materials will be provided; young artists are welcome to bring their own pencils or other drawing media. Space is limited, so please register HERE.
Though I often capture scenic photos of colorful serene skies, today’s morning sky was all about the drama. With a strong storm system moving into the region today, I captured these images.
I’ll dip into my background as a meteorologist to define what makes them unusual. You’ll notice the surface of the lake is glassy. But looking at the chaotic appearance of the skies above, I can tell you that the atmosphere not far above the surface is turbulent. If you were flying in or out of an area airport this morning, you probably had a bumpy ride.
At the time the photos were taken, the wind was blowing 40 mph just 1200 feet above the ground. This creates an environment of what’s called “low level wind shear.” Essentially, the wind speed can change quickly only a few hundred feet off the ground and is challenging for pilots.
I checked and, sure enough, there were pilot reports of moderate to severe turbulence over the Olympic Peninsula this morning in the low levels of atmosphere. Welcome to storm season in Western Washington!