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4/17/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Titanic Wierdness..."

Pat Shingleton: "Titanic Wierdness..."

Posted 4:03 PM 4/16/2014 by Pat Shingleton

"Pat Shingleton's Weather News" is just that, a gathering of items from sources such as The Almanac of the Infamous, Incredible and Ignored. On April 14, 1912, before the Titanic hit an iceberg, Rev. Charles Morgan fell into a fitful sleep filled with frantic voices and crashing waves. (More)...

4/16/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Wind Swept Smelly Sauce"

Pat Shingleton: "Wind Swept Smelly Sauce"

Posted 8:43 PM 4/15/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Our traditional northwest winds that accompany a frontal passage send "whiffs" to us that are either pleasant or offensive. The paper mills in the Felicianas eject a smell that reminds me of the Heinz plants in Pittsburgh. Flowers Baking Company on Florida Blvd. sends an aroma that reminds me of (More)

4/15/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Passover and the Passover Moon"

Pat Shingleton: "Passover and the Passover Moon"

Posted 4:24 PM 4/14/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Passover began last night at sunset (7:32 PM) and the official full moon rises tonight at 8:10 PM. Astronomers determine a full moon by calculating the percentage of illumination as tonight's moon will have 100% illumination. One school of thought suggests "light" was needed for the Israelites to (More)

4/13/2014

Pat Shingleton: "What's Wind-Set Down?"

Pat Shingleton: "What's Wind-Set Down?"

Posted 7:36 PM 4/13/2014 by Pat Shingleton

"Wind Setdown occurs when strong winds blow over water for an extended period of time, shifting the water body downward. As noted in a previous column, this shift causes a low-angle tilt and the upwind shore water level drops. "As the sun sank over the Nile Delta, a man stood on-shore raising his (More)

4/14/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Wind Setdown?"

Pat Shingleton: "Wind Setdown?"

Posted 7:30 PM 4/13/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Sunday's column noted an example of "wind setdown" when strong winds blow over water, shifting the water body downward and dropping the water level on the upwind shore. Weatherwise Magazine identified an episode of "wind setdown" in 1882 when Major General Sir Alexander B. Tullock was surveying (More)

4/12/2014

Pat Shingleton: "The Roller..."

Pat Shingleton: "The Roller..."

Posted 3:00 PM 4/11/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Our Mom, Grandma Shirley, will be 93 this week. She resides in the house where she was born that rests on an acre of land in Ellwood City, PA. We pool our resources to assist her in daily care, house cleaning and property management. Most lawns in that section of the country encounter damage from (More)

4/11/2014

Pat Shingleton: "A Masterful Course."

Pat Shingleton: "A Masterful Course."

Posted 4:00 PM 4/10/2014 by Pat Shingleton

The entrance to Augusta National includes 122 Magnolia trees that canopy the club's entrance. Nine years ago, my son Michael and I enjoyed the final rounds of The Masters. Our friend Paddy Quigley provided guidance, suggesting placement of portable chairs on #18 before walking the course. Our (More)

4/10/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Ike and His Trees..."

Pat Shingleton: "Ike and His Trees..."

Posted 3:26 PM 4/9/2014 by Pat Shingleton

In 1943, Augusta National, home of The Masters, suspended play; transformed back into a farm to help the war effort. German prisoners-of- war provided renovation work to erect the famous bridge over Rae's Creek. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, became a member of (More)

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