Waterspouts Images from Torrey Pines Tornado

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The National Weather Service created A Storm Report involving a small tornado that touched land in Torrey Pines Tuesday Evening. See Below:

“LIFEGUARDS REPORTED A WATERSPOUT 1 MILE OFFSHORE OF BLACKS BEACH AT 5:35 PM MOVING
EAST AT 40 KNOTS. IT MADE LANDFALL AS A WEAK TORNADO AT 5:38 PM JUST NORTH OF THE GLIDER
PORT AND DISSIPATED. PORT AND DISSIPATED. ”

Many took to their social media accounts to post some images of the waterspout. View Below:

#tornado #waterspout #lajolla #lajollashores #scrippspier #springbreak #sandiego

A photo posted by Steve Victor (@svictory19) on

Augustine Volcano Ash Cloud Photo

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Above is an intriguing photo taken after the Augustine Volcano erupted in Alaska 10 years ago.The image portrays a gigantic cloud of ash that rose above the mountain and two lava flows crawling down its sides as a result of the eruption. Historically,the Augustine volcano has been the most active volcano in Alaska’s Cook Inlet region with eruptions as recent as 2006. Photo Credit: Cyrus Read, USGS- March 27, 2006.

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders visits the Perlan II Team

The Airbus Group’s CEO, Tom Enders, visited the Perlan 2 hangar in Minden NV the first week of March to work alongside the glider team as they achieved a historic milestone with the start of pressurized flights. The Perlan 2 team continues to prepare for their upcoming flight in June. The Perlan 2 is designed to soar on wind currents to 90,000 feet.

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The visit began with a detailed briefing from pilot Jim Payne on the custom built glider and its systems. Enders was able to pressurize the cabin and perform a ground test of instrumentation but, unfortunately, they were not able to have an actual flight due to the weather conditions in Minden. Below is a quote from Enders regarding his visit.


It was a pleasure to meet with the devoted innovators behind a scientific mission that will break the world altitude record for level, controlled flight,” Enders said. “This project began as the inspiration of a small group of talented volunteers, and has evolved into one of the boldest endeavors in modern aviation. We’re proud to support a program that so perfectly embodies the pioneering spirit of Airbus.

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A Remember to Recycle Lesson

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Elizabeth’s 10-year old son, Evan, is very much into recycling, especially after watching a few documentaries recently on the state of our planet.
So he took it upon himself to make this sign for the WeatherExtreme offices to post over the recycling bin. He recently changed batteries in his Xbox controller that we keep here at the office for days when he misses school for some reason and he was going to throw them away and realized he did not know if they went into the recycling bin or not. So he looked it up and created this sign of no-no’s for recycling here. On top of it, he then realized that we do not have a separate recycling bin here at the offices as the trash company hired by the office building managers do not separate out the trash but take it all in one big lump. Evan was horrified to find this out. He now insists on putting all appropriate recycling in a separate blue trash bag that we place next to the trash dumpster in hopes it gets recycled.
My next job, to find out if this “blue bag” will be recycled or not. If not, I guess it means I will be taking all of our office recycling to my house for proper recycling pick up.

Ironically it took a 10-year old for the WeatherExtreme gang to take care of this problem. We are all so busy we just never got around to it (thought we “talked” about it at times).

Lesson Learned!

Thanks Evan!