Pogonip, a name for an icy fog and for a park near Santa Cruz. After we get a good blanket of snow, the storm passes and a high settles in, pogonip in the Great Basin valleys is a good bet. The wet snow creating a moist layer near the ground with warmer air above leaves a decorated winter wonderland.
The inversion also bends sound from the distance down so you hear the trains off in the distance as if they were much closer and more local sounds dissapear.
The bad side is that the inversion traps all the dust, dirt and soot and so things can look ugly. Because the fog keeps the sunshine at bay, roads can be covered with black ice making travel even more hazardous than just a limited visibility would do.
The evidence of pogonip near Reno
Here is some browsing for whiling away those winter hours …
Astronomy Picture of the Day
and to check your knowledge about what’s hot in astrophysics:
SPACE.com Quiz: Great Space Mysteries Test your knowledge against some of the most puzzling topics in astronomy. These mysteries didn’t get fully solved in 2004, but not for lack of effort. Each will occupy great minds in 2005 and beyond. Meanwhile, there are some known facts.
a tour that sounds interesting:
Signs tell story of Lewis and Clark – billingsgazette.com On Aug. 5, 1805, when Meriwether Lewis climbed to the back of what’s now called the Hogback, he certainly had no idea that 320 million years earlier he’d have been knee deep in sand. Instead, the famous explorer was just hoping for insight on which tributary his expedition should follow on its quest across a wild frontier. Now, nearly 200 years later, visitors to the state’s Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site along the Big Hole River can learn a bit about both the expedition and the geology of the area through the efforts of a pair of University of Montana-Western professors.
For the worry warts out there:
JS Online: Fuel quality declining, auto industry asserts As automakers, oil companies, mechanics and motorists continue seeking answers to what may be fouling fuel injectors in Milwaukee, recent reports by the auto industry cite a startling nationwide decline in fuel quality.
I hear good reviews about this freebie from google:
Picasa digital photo albums, sharing & printing: Learn More – A free software download from Google. Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you know. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
Winter and batteries don’t mix well, did we hit this page before?
Understanding Batteries 1 A recent U.S. Battery study has shown that up to 15% of batteries replaced are simply flat or partially discharged. Batteries that are flat or partially discharged, and which can be fully restored after recharging, can be re-installed in the customer’s vehicle. It is important to test all batteries being replaced, as there may be a problem with the vehicle’s electrical system.
Find some interesting hardware –
RIGGING HARDWARE, SHACKLE, TURNBUCKLE, SWIVEL, EYE HOOK, CLEVIS HOOK, MASTER LINK, SNAP HOOK, QUICK LINK,WIRE ROPE THIMBLE,SLING COMPONENTS
Some RV’ers experiences …
Bill / Diana In 1973 we started camping when our kids were quite small. Our first time was for a two night stay at a local state campground in our Sears & Roebuck blue canvass tent that set us back $59. We liked the experience and did more tent camping in the summer of that year and in the Fall bought our first Travel Trailer. As a family we traveled up and down I95 many times to visit places like Disney World, Busch Gardens, Outer Banks, Williamsburg…..and the list goes on and on. We saw black bear, whales, green turtles laying their eggs and tons of mosquitoes. These are memories that we will cherish forever.
If you are curious about the life of a fulltime RVr we’ll share what we know with you here. A fulltime RVr is someone who sells everything that won’t fit in an RV, including the house! Why? Well, to travel the US, Canada, and Mexico, in a palace on wheels. We’ve been there, done that, for the past 6 years now since retiring from the US Air Force.
Roy’s RVing Main Page – Chassis and Body What you’ll find here are the RVing experiences of Roy and Carol… Our goal: Enjoy seeing America with our family and friends! Treat this web page as an adventure in RVing. There are literally hours of enjoyment to be had just searching the links and the information available.
Sometimes you wonder about people and their interests, But then you can learn all sorts of interesting trivia from them!
WD-40 Fan Club: WD-40, Lava, 3-IN-ONE, 2000 Flushes, Carpet Fresh, X-14 and Spot Shot are all part of the WD-40 Company family! 2000 uses for WD40 — Tacoma Wheelmen
Maybe a resource for nifty things – but at your own risk!
RoadTrucker Truck Accessories: Travel Gifts : 12 Volt Appliances at RoadTrucker.com
Why name a park pogonip?
Santa Cruze Pogonip Park