It is most common at this time of year for scientific weather instruments to be found in the woods and forests.
Phil Hysell of the National Weather Service says what goes up-in this case miniature weather stations known as radiosondes-does come down.
Radiosondes are launched into the atmosphere twice a day across the country and can reach heights of over 100,000 feet. During their ascent, these devices send back valuable measurements of temperature, humidity, pressure and wind direction and speed that go into weather forecast models.
He’s not in office yet, but Virginia’s next Governor is already making his position clear when it comes to uranium mining efforts.
It’s a touchy subject, but Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe is already diving into the issue of uranium mining in the state.
Just a week after being elected to office, McAuliffe says he will veto any bill seeking to lift the moratorium, or (seeking) to establish a regulatory framework for mining. That’s according to the Danville Register and Bee.
With land in Central Virginia selling at a premium, you might expect a local government agency to gladly accept donations, but the Albemarle County Board has walked away from a gift of 410 acres – a historic and environmentally significant site called Dudley Mountain, along 29 South, facing the Piedmonts.
When Montgomery Woods and Jose Lambert, two architects from NY, decided to retire, they took up residence on a mountain once owned by Woods’ grandfather.
“Because, although he was a lawyer, he truly wanted to be a farmer.”