The best part of the Thanksgiving Feast are the leftovers...mmmm, turkey sandwiches...Can't beat 'em!
I see this morning that the usual Black Friday Hijinx are ramping up over last year's parade of Stupid Human Tricks...but Pepper Spray...inside a SoCal Wal*Mart? Sprayed 20 other "Competitive Shoppers" Really? Life imitates Reality TV? Heaven help us...
Phobos/Grunt is looking more like a leftover turkey with each orbit. Controllers were unable to contact the errant Russian probe on any passes Thursday, and no joy on Friday so far. SpaceflightNow has the story.
Assuming the worst, Phobos/Grunt will reenter Earth's atmosphere in mid-January.
Saturday NASA will launch America's latest Mars Mission, MSL. The Mars Science Laboratory rover is the most ambitious Mars Rover yet.
Yesterday between kitchen chores, I tried several times to logon to the NWS website to check the AFD, forecast and Remote Data. Not much luck as the sites were down while the IT Crew added Facebook Buttons to all the NWS Forecast Office's home pages. Facebook is chasing Google right into the Federal Government's house. I have to wonder if this is a good thing...of course Time Will Tell...
The weather forecast continues to confound me. As is becoming standard operating procedure this season, storm systems continue to fizzle out or avoid the Tahoe Sierra, or both. The AFDs from Reno and Sacramento agree on a blocking ridge and a general warming trend for the next week. Conditions have not favored snowmaking with a strong inversion regime entrenched over the Basin. Highs are forecast into the 50s going forward.
SturgeUrge and I just might sneak in another Crab Fishing Trip before the ski season gets rolling!
Hot Off The Presses 12:08PM PST:
Russia's News Agency says the ESA won't be talking to Phobos/Grunt until Monday.