Hurricane Harbor

A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Meteorological Winter. Light Up Those Dark Days of Winter with Light and Music.

Notice the cold front....

December 1st is the start of what we call Meteorological Winter. That means it is basically easier to remember a solid date than to remember when the Winter Equinox. I know, gets difficult remembering if it's December 21st or December 22nd or maybe December 19th...

If you have a calendar chances are it's ON the calendar and depending on your browsing styles it may or may not be on your news feed. I'm putting it here so it's officially on my blog.

Either way the High in the Atlantic over the SE is holding tight.
Remnants of the frontal boundary is off shore now.
People are still missing and they are they searching through the remnants. 

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It's that big blue, teal color down near Florida.
The front moved through last night.
As usual Greensboro and Durham stole Raleigh's weather.
Blue skies and it's 64 degrees today!
It's beginning to feel closer to winter.
Yesterday Raleigh tied a high of 77 degrees.
The leggings are back on here...

The Drought Monitor was released this morning.
You can see where Matthew helped along the East side of the State.
And nothing has helped the West side of the Carolinas.

The green is the areas that received rain from Hurricane Matthew.
The Farmers Almanac is predicting a wet, cold winter in the SE.
So possibly that will help. 
I know this as one of my kids sent this to me and asked if it was true.
We will know if they were right in April of 2017.
Til then it's all forecasts and predictions.
And it was 77 degrees yesterday in Raleigh on November 30th.

Today the death toll has climbed to 7 and several people are still missing.
The clean up after the wildfires is ongoing.
The clean up from the tornadoes is also ongoing.
Today is a day to clean up after disasters.

Pray. Give.
It's easy to give online.
I just bought someone a menorah from Kohls online.
Easier to give than to buy.
Takes less time and we all know time is $$$

I'm really praying that the father finds his missing wife and daughters alive.
News stories are heartbreaking out of Tennessee.
And the news for the West Coast today is a forecast of Santa Ana winds.

Santa Ana winds bring fire to LA and other areas in Southern California.
Not always but often. Extreme fire danger.
You haven't lived til you felt a hot, dry, strong wind on your neck.

So rather than post about the end of the Hurricane Season which is most likely over, however since it started this unconventional year in January who can say for sure? Officially it's over and I'll look back on a quieter weather news day. I'll discuss it soon but here's the statistics:

I can say the 2016 Hurricane Season is in the books.
We can also see it out performed the forecasts.
Giving a range of 12-17 is stupid so let's ignore that one.
Really? That's not a forecast but an average.

A good read is linked below:
It's the CSU summary of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Weather today:

My world today is filled with music.

You'll have to forgive me a bit for having some motherly pride here in a CD my son worked hard on. Very hard as many of those people involved are perfectionists and like to get it right. A CD is what is left of LPs and although individual songs are available online and will be for sale on iTunes in 2 weeks after local stores have a chance at selling it first... it's the concept of an ALBUM that artists get that often people listening do not get. Go to some big bands like Journey and you will see the theme that underlies each CD. Willie Nelson does this often as he did so beautifully with Stardust in the same way Gloria Estefan did with Mi Tierra. The theme of this Album is LIGHT. Very perfect for a CD being released before Chanukah. A brief explanation of what Light means from a Kabbalistic perspective is below. My mother who was a singer when young would be very proud of Sruly, her grandson, as she loved music greatly. She told me once "music was the great love of my life" and she had a sign she pasted to her desk that read "Music has no age" and so from the bottom of my musical genes I'm dancing today to some of the very upbeat songs on this CD.

An explanation of Light from one perspective.

Another perspective from an artist's point of view:

We all know the value of LIGHT.
People with SAD who are deprived of light in winter become depressed.
Artists travel to spots around the world where light helps them create.
Also why there are so many artists in Key West.

Van Gogh knew light.
The light in Provence was said to inspire artists.
You just look at his art and see and feel the countryside.

Flip side of light at night Van Gogh also knew.

Incredible CD Cover Art that radiates Light.

Cover by Artist Marc Lumer.

"The beautiful album cover features original artwork by world renowned artist Marc Lumer, and the jacket includes art by Yitzchok Moully, Yiddy Lebovitz and Sruly Meyer" 

Cute work with weather...

So if you would like listen to the music.

And enjoy what is left of Autumn before we all slide into winter.
Of course if you like winter... go for the December 1st start!

Besos BobbiStorm
@bobbistorm on Twitter

Ps This week I started back at my dance classes at the Gym.
Moving the muscles... 
Taking advice #HustleYosselMoveaMussel

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