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February 13, 2005

UFO appears on D.C.’s NPS webcam; Pakistan flooding kills 278; New England gets up to 24 inches of snow; Wet, windy Hawaii; Chicago gets NBC’s WeatherPlus; Explicit snow sculpture offends some; Strange weather breaks records in Australia; TV weatherman launches attack; 9.0 to 9.3

UFO Appears On D.C.’s National Park Service Webcam: I’ve had a link to the NPS Netherlands Carillon webcam in my D.C. page for as long as I can remember, and apparently it captured a UFO on Feb. 10 … pictured here:

UFO caught on NPS Netherlands Carillon webcam on Feb. 10. Image links to full version, more detailsFull image and more details from mediavillage.netWhat do you think it is? Vote now in the right column! My wife says it’s a plane, without question, but this is the opinion of a woman who hasn’t seen a single episode of “The X-Files.” It’s certainly odd looking and would have received a “right click/save image as” from me had I been looking at it live. Took me a visit to Coast To Coast AM to find this…

Pakistan flooding kills at least 278

Other Weather News: New England gets up to 24 inches of snow

Wet, windy Hawaii

Chicago gets NBC’s new WeatherPlus 24/7 wx channel

Strange News: Explicit snow sculpture offends some: Others chuckle at boys’ 6-foot-tall work in New York state

A strange weather pattern has apparently broken several records: “About 100 temperature and rainfall records have been smashed around Australia within the first few days of what is usually the hottest month of the year.” Details

TV weatherman moves to radio, launches full-blooded attack on TV weathermen and women, accusing them of talking “absolute rubbish.” Full story

9.0 To 9.3: More on Dec. 26 Indian Ocean earthquake now thought to be three times stronger than first thought

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Saturday: 1. Los Angeles 2. San Diego 3. New York City 4. Dallas-Fort Worth 5. Phoenix … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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4 responses to “UFO appears on D.C.’s NPS webcam; Pakistan flooding kills 278; New England gets up to 24 inches of snow; Wet, windy Hawaii; Chicago gets NBC’s WeatherPlus; Explicit snow sculpture offends some; Strange weather breaks records in Australia; TV weatherman launches attack; 9.0 to 9.3”

  1. Kevin says:

    The UFO photo is of a military or police helicopter with flashing lights. They occcasionally fly over the Potomac River and Tidal Basin. Here’s a link to a night photo of a helicopter by the Washington Monument that I took last summer: http://www.weatherbook.com/images/helicopter_web.jpg Note the same dot pattern in both photos. I used an 6 second exposure so the light streaks from the helicopter cross the entire frame.

    Kevin

  2. Thanks for the explanation with photo, Kevin. As a result, I’ve added “helicopter” as a choice in the poll and cast a vote for you. By the way, I love the photography at CapitalWeather.com … I was just looking at it the other day. Great work!

  3. Max Fenig says:

    Its interesting to me that the lights on the cars on the road show a long exposure rate of an estimated 2 seconds yet the object has not been effected by the exposure rate (lights on top have no trailing). If this is a helicopter, it appears to be hovering … but looks nothing like a helicopter. My guess is its a fake and was slapped over another image.

  4. Mike Johnson says:

    It is simplt a long exposure as Kevin said. For Max though, the lights that seem to be not affected are blinking which would explain for the lack of a trail.

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