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  July 31, 2013

Update from Downeast Maine

 

 


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Google Maps

Google Maps released new aerial imagery of the Blue Hill Peninsula earlier this spring and it is a major upgrade to what was previously available. As I zoomed in to inspect it, I suddenly realized that I could see what appeared to be my car at the top of the hill in the parking area (left middle margin). When I brought the same location up in Google Earth, it's more powerful features and better zoom capability confirmed the date as one when I was there working in our wild blueberry field and convinced me that I was indeed looking at my black Passat wagon. Eventually, I was able to locate myself in the image. (If you want take up the challenge, here's a kmz file for Google Earth -- let me know where you think you have found me -- extra points, Ryan and Will, if you can deduce the time of day 5 minutes that the photo was taken.)
 

Weather  Links

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Iceboat Launch Site Maps & Directory for the Eastern US


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Trip Updates


University of Maine Blueberry Research Farm in Jonesboro, ME

Brand new mechanical harvester at the annual blueberry grower's field day meeting


Little Deer Isle


Pumpkin Island Lighthouse at Little Deer Isle

N9455V (Mooney M-20E) tied down at the Stonington, ME airport
 

A beautiful flowering in spring but...


...a weak berry set as a result of cold, wet weather during pollination

 

 


Current Jetstream Forecast and Surface Conditions -- Image by Environment Canada




Acadia National Park at Schoodic Peninsula


Acadia National Park at Schoodic Peninsula


Severe thunderstorm approaching from the west



Time to run for shelter


Double rainbow at the top of the hill looking east across our new blueberry field


 

 

Weather Links



Stevens Tech SSWS & NYHOPS Zone Forecast Tivoli Bay  
Northern Hemisphere 850 Temp  Regional Summary -- NY, NJ, CT, MA 5 Image 2 Day Forecast Maps
USA Radar from Intellicast Jetstream Forecast Snow and Precip Type Forecast Loop
NE US Radar from Intellicast Current Snow Depth Water Vapor Forecast Loop
Albany Storm Precipitation Totals   3 - 7 Day US Hazards Outlook
Day 1 Quant Precip Forecast Map  WTEN Interactive Radar and Futurecast  
Day 2 Quant Precip Forecast Map Northeast Wind Speed (Kts) & Streamlines 31 Frame Forecast Animation
Day 3 Quant Precip Forecast Map Northeast Temperature 5 F Contour Quantitative Precipitation Discussion

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IDNIYRA Ice Conditions Reports

 

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HRIYC.ORG is neither the official website, nor am I the webmaster, of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club. I am a long standing member of the Club and during the sailing season  I frequently post photographs and information on this, my own personal website, about current iceboating activity in the Hudson Valley and beyond. I am the sole person responsible for the presentation of content and the opinions expressed herein. Interesting photographic contributions are welcome and appreciated -- I spend most of my time on the ice skippering and far too often fail to capture the best images the day has to offer.       John A. Sperr MMXIII