Friday, May 15, 2009

A Change in Weather...


We're so lucky that our company visited
last week. Since they've left, it has been wet and cold. Temperatures have ranged, during the day, from 45 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, with repeated downpours and thunderstorms. This sky is certainly NOT the beautiful sky we had last Friday!


I wonder if the sudden and drastic change is weather was brought on by the government's cloud seeding for Victory Day weekend. Cloud seeding is the practice of adding silver iodide, liquid iodide, liquid nitrogen and cement powder to clouds in attempt to prevent precipitation. Hmm.. how can that be healthy to breath?

5 comments:

kate said...

We were told it was because the chokecherries were blooming. Who knows? I'm just looking forward to warmer weather next week!

Tina in CT said...

We were so lucky with perfect weather for our visit.

Rachael said...

When we landed in South Bend Wednesday morning, it was 50s and raining. I couldn't believe the drastic change from the gorgeous weather we had just come from!

I guess we really lucked out. Either that, or there IS something to that cloud seeding business! Whatever, the weather couldn't have been more perfect during our visit.

Annie said...

I thought cloud seeding MADE rain...surely they didn't want rain for Victory day? That must have been "cloud dispersing".

In Michigan we just figure winter will never, ever end.

I do recall though, that when we were in Russia for Victory Day the weather held beautiful for the whole two weeks...

SHIVAJI RAO- ENVIRONMENTALIST said...

Cloud seeding operations do not cause any adverse effects on the Quality of that people breathe.Hence people must p[romote cloud seeding to make available more water than the normal rains provide for us naturally.For more details see the following web sites:
http://gitam.edu/cos/env/English-Book.pdf
http://jcsepa.mri-jma.go.jp/outreach/20070131/Presentations/P3_Yao.pdf
http://shivajirao.cloudseeding.googlepages.com/scienceofcloudseeding
http://www.indiawaterportal.org/blog/2007/11/16/cloud-seeding/
prof.T.Shivaji Rao.
Director,Gitam University,visakhapatnam