Thursday, February 9, 2017
That's some word! But, meterologist on most weather stations are calling our latest snow storm - Niko - just that. What is it?
If the pressure drops 24 millibars (mb) in 24 hours, Niko will officially undergo "bombogensis."
Bombogenesis results when there is a large temperature gradient, usually between a cold continental air mass and warm sea-surface temperatures. It can also be the product of a cold polar air mass and much warmer air from the south, say, over the Plains states.
Over that temperature contrast, a powerful, intensifying jet stream disturbance triggers air to rise and begins the process. This happens most often from October through March, but is possible any time of year.
We could see 1-2" per hour over the next 12 hour period (this after a bad ice storm). If you don't hear from me, we got buried.
What do we do? Well, with some help I played with my over stuffed 1.5" square barrel and some w/o/w scraps for some block play.
Inbetween running so many pieces thru the machine, I took time to get some stitching done on 'Charlotte' - the next Bag Lady in the series. She does like color and I need color remember.
Twenty more geese for the Temecula Quilt Co. quilt along project.
The next block for the Solstice quilt along. This fits our current weather pattern. No applique' for my quilt - fussy cutting.
Up close - not sure you can make it out - stand back from the screen. It's a screen print of 'ghosty' trees in the storm. The yellow is not that bright - just bumped the photo so you could see the trees.
Then my helper cleared the table so we could work the patchwork for the Solstice quilt. Since Pat gave the final layout and the size of these, I thought I might as well put them together. Yup, that gray fabric was used in both Bear quilts - hope to use this up.
I will do a little more block play while it snows (as long as the power stays) and stitch some more on Charlotte. Then it all get's picked up for the weekend and however long it takes - a new commission piece has priority and I am ready to roll on it.