Monthly Archives: October 2017

October Ends

Skies were cloudy and there was a bit of a rain throughout much of the day. It was enough to bring precipitation for October up to within an inch or so of the 20 (or 30?) year average for the … Continue reading

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Sitka Nature Show #143 – Ben Burford

Download Radio Show The October 29th show featured a conversation with Ben Burford, a PhD candidate studying California market squid at Stanford. We spoke primarily about California market squid, their natural history, and some of the interesting questions raised by … Continue reading

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Two Rainy Days

Over four inches of rain fell yesterday and today. The 2.44 inches recorded yesterday at the airport station represented a record for the date (today’s 1.6 inches is just shy of the record 1.7 inches). Despite the rains, monthly totals … Continue reading

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Fall on Harbor Mountain

I was a little surprised to wake up this morning and see clear blue skies and white frost covering the ground. I guess I hadn’t paid enough attention to the forecast (focusing instead on the call for heavy rains in … Continue reading

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Jellyfish and Young Growth

After yesterday’s wind and rain, today’s dry overcast and calm was a welcome change for my time out on Silver Bay. I spent the better part of three hours out watching while the construction crew worked on getting the first … Continue reading

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Windy Day

Today’s gusty winds didn’t hit town evenly. It was breezy with some intermittent gusts here at the house, but when I went out to sandy beach and SeaMart, it was interesting to see relatively calm water, with minimal swell making … Continue reading

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