Posts Tagged ‘clouds’

Wow: Shrouded City by Joe Azure

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Azure means blue, right?

Well here’s your blue:

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Wow: Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, Conzelman, Bay Bridge, Financial District, Sutro Tower, Sunset District and Fog

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Fog, fog, fog.

Another great capture from Joe Azure:

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San Francisco’s Sunset District Gets Called “Land of Misery” in National Media: “Fog – Thick, Endless, Depressive Clouds”

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Cover your eyes, avert your gaze, West Bay realtors:

“If you start at the Bay Bridge and head west along most major streets in San Francisco, you’ll eventually get to a magical land of misery known as the Sunset. The name is a joke, and perhaps even a way to trick tourists: The sun rarely visits the Sunset, not even when it sets. The primary weather element in the Sunset is fog—thick, endless, depressive clouds of it that wash up from the ocean to completely saturate the land. I lived in the Sunset for a single, terrible year. Before I moved there, I used to be one of those snobby city-dwellers who’d look down on suburbanites who couldn’t handle San Francisco’s famously capricious climate. I’d heard the Sunset’s weather wasn’t great, but hey, how bad could it be?

It was bad. Too bad for me; after our lease was up, my wife and I moved to the suburbs. Looking back, what bothered me most wasn’t the terrible climate—though I did hate it—but the vast difference between the Sunset’s weather and the weather everywhere else. Whatever meteorological patterns applied in normal parts of San Francisco didn’t seem to apply to the Sunset, which meant that forecasts for the city held no sway there. If the weatherman said it was going to be 80 and sunny, it was probably 55 and cloudy at my house.

Wow, harsh.

Of course, former Supervisor Ed Jew famously claimed to live in the Sunset, but instead of actually doing that he preferred to risk jail, which is where he’s at right now. Oh well.

What a great place for a high-cost, low-productivity photovoltaic power plant using panels costing many times more than the going market rate. Oh well: 

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But it could be worse. The writer could have started talking about the “houses” of the Sunset District. Here they are, in no particular order:

Halfway houses

Cat houses

Grow houses

Oh well.

Keep on keeping on, Sunset District.

Red Star, Sausalito, CA

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Yowzer:

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December 3rd, 2011 was San Francisco’s DAY WITHOUT CLOUDS – A Jumbo Sky Filled with (Quiet) Jumbo Jets

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Yesterday, owing to the unusual winds what blew away* the fog, I saw jumbo jets above S.F. in places where I normally don’t, but I couldn’t really hear  them. (I guess jets have gotten a lot quieter these days.)

Like  this low-flying United Air 747-400 near the Ferry Building – you could hardly hear it:

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*I suppose – cf. yesterday’s Blue Sky Red Bridge from Burrito Justice

A 2.5-Minute Exposure – “Waiting for the Sun” – Marin Headlands, Diablo, Yerba Buena, Bridges, Skyline

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Not a cloud in the sky:

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Good Morning San Francisco – A Typical Foggy June Day – Is Ghostbusters Weather the Reason Our 49ers Want to Leave?

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Can you ID the structures in the distance?

From left

1 Rincon Hill – home to Famous People and post-IPO computer nerds

100 McAllister – home to UC Hastings, the largest and oldest law school in the West; and

City Hall - home to the highest classical dome in the Western Hemisphere

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Cloud City: Spot Your Place in This Aerial View of Noe Valley and Surrounding Areas

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Check out this shot at the Telstar Logistics Flickrstream to get the annotations.

Our West Bay under the clouds, as per usual:

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Looks a little hilly, huh?

The Sun Always Shines on TV – May Sutro Tower Last 1000 Years – The Big Cheese Stands Alone

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The new, slightly higher digital antlers are coming in quite nicely, don’t you think?

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Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V

Oh Hail! Bee-bee-sized Hail Assaults San Francisco – When Oh When Will the Comforting Fog Return?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Look what’s falling on San Francisco this AM.

It’s hail! Newsworthy hail. (Run for the hills, Ma Barker.)

Or snow, some people call this kind of thing snow.

But not area Kiwi jodiolson. She knows the score:

“Simultaneous sun and hail in SF. In New Zealand, they call these sun showers.”

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And here’s how it looked in the SoMA, per Bluoz

(Thank Gaia I don’t live in Chicago or someplace….)