Cloud Observation 9

DSC_0659Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1223 (12:23 PM)

Location: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL

Cloud Types: Cumulus

Cloud Coverage: Scattered

Temp: 71* F

Wind: SSW 17 MPH

A modest breeze, increased sunshine, and good company made this an amazing day at the State Park.

Here’s a bonus pic of my travel companions for the day (Siobhan, Haelga, and Haelga’s kids):

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Cloud Observation 8

DSC_0657Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1058 (10:58 AM)

Location: Home, DeKalb, IL

Cloud Types: Cirrostratus

Cloud Coverage: Overcast

Temp: 60* F

Wind: SSW 7 MPH

I chose to go out to Starved Rock State Park to take advantage of the fall foliage and the open skies… Also to take advantage of  the varying travel times to grab more observations.

Unfortunately, because of the tree cover in this pic, you can’t really see the clouds. However, it was overcast and I thought that it was going to be gloomy and dim all day…. Boy, was I wrong!

Cloud Observation 4

DSC_0608Date: 10/14/2015

Time: 2222 (10:22 PM)

Location: Home, DeKalb, IL

Cloud Types: Cirrocumulus

Cloud Coverage: Broken

Temp: 46* F

Wind: SW 6 MPH

When I took this photo last night, it appeared to be more haze than anything else. However, when the image has been enhanced/edited, it’s obvious that these clouds are more than haze.

Have I mentioned how much I dislike night shooting, by the way, unless I’m out in the country?

Cloud Observation 3

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Date: 10/14/2015

Time: 0832 (8:32 AM)

Location: Rt. 38 Eastbound, West Chicago, IL

Cloud Types: N/A

Cloud Coverage: Clear-Skied

Temp: 41* F

Wind: NW 5 MPH

As I was driving to class, I got stuck in a spot of traffic on Rt. 38 Eastbound. Since I carry the camera with me in the front seat, I took the opportunity to grab an observation since it was cold and clear. I figured it was going to remain cool and clear all day, and, for the most part, it did.

 

Cloud Observation 2

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Date: 10/13/2015

Time: 1615 (4:15 PM)

Location: Riverwalk Park, Naperville, IL

Cloud Types: Cumulus

Cloud Coverage: Scattered

Temp: ~60* F

Other Weather of Note: Windy.

After my jaunt to Blackwell, I’d planned on taking photos on the Riverwalk. While the part of the Riverwalk I’d planned on shooting at had been torn down for construction, I still was able to grab some amazing shots over the small lake/pond across the street from Naper Settlement. You can see most of those photos over at Flying Tiger Designs once I’m done processing them.

Cloud Observation 1

DSC_0506Date: 10/13/2015

Time: 1318 (1:18 PM)

Location: Blackwell Forest Preserve, Warrenville, IL

Cloud Types: Cirrus, Cumulus

Temp: ~57* F

Other Weather of Note: Windy, especially on top of the hill.

Following Intro to Meteorology Class on Thursday, I opted to go exploring at Blackwell Forest Preserve. I’ve been to the Archery Range tons of times before, but had never been on top of the hill that overlooks the range; I decided to change that today. The following image is from my walk up the hill (maybe ~50% of the way up, facing East), and I was rewarded with brilliant blue skies and a treasure trove of colorful leaves.