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Erie Effects: February, 2011 Wx Log

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February 1

8:53 AM 19.9 °F 17.1 °F 89% 30.18 in 10.0 miles ENE 15.0 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 011353Z AUTO 06013KT 10SM OVC007 M07/M08 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP219 T10671083

Sunrise: 7:41am; Sunset: 5:43pm; Moonrise: 6:39am; Moonset: 4:37pm; Day length: 10h 2m

February 2

8:16 AM 30.2 °F 28.4 °F 93% 29.65 in 8.0 miles West 33.4 mph 48.3 mph 0.00 in Snow Light Snow

SPECI KLPR 021316Z AUTO 26029G42KT 8SM -SN BKN017 OVC021 M01/M02 A2965 RMK AO2 PK WND 25042/1312 UPB1259E01FZRAB01E10SNE1259B10 PRESRR P0000

Sunrise: 7:40am; Sunset: 5:44pm; Moonrise: 7:11am; Moonset: 5:40pm; New Moon: 9:32pm; Day length: 10h 4m

February 3

8:53 AM 7.0 °F 5.0 °F 92% 30.51 in 10.0 miles SW 6.9 mph – N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 031353Z AUTO 22006KT 10SM CLR M14/M15 A3046 RMK AO2 SLP329 T11391150

Sunrise: 7:39am; Sunset: 5:45pm; Moonrise: 7:38am; Moonset: 6:41pm; Day length: 10h 7m

February 4

8:53 AM 17.1 °F 6.1 °F 62% 30.28 in 10.0 miles SW 15.0 mph – N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 041353Z AUTO 23013KT 10SM CLR M08/M14 A3023 RMK AO2 SLP252 T10831144

Sunrise: 7:38am; Sunset: 5:47pm; Moonrise: 8:03am; Moonset: 7:41pm; Day length: 10h 9m

February 5

8:53 AM 21.9 °F 16.0 °F 78% 29.73 in 7.0 miles South 4.6 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 051353Z AUTO 17004KT 7SM OVC095 M06/M09 A2970 RMK AO2 SLP068 T10561089

Sunrise: 7:37am; Sunset: 5:48pm; Moonrise: 8:26am; Moonset: 8:40pm; Day length: 10h 11m

February 6

8:53 AM 28.9 °F 24.1 °F 82% 29.96 in 8.0 miles SW 9.2 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 061353Z AUTO 22008KT 8SM OVC020 M02/M04 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP146 T10171044

Sunrise: 7:36am; Sunset: 5:49pm; Moonrise: 8:49am; Moonset: 9:39pm; Day length: 10h 14m

February 7

8:53 AM 33.1 °F 30.0 °F 89% 29.92 in 4.0 miles WNW 6.9 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 071353Z AUTO 30006KT 4SM BR OVC006 01/M01 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP131 T00061011

Sunrise: 7:34am; Sunset: 5:51pm; Moonrise: 9:12am; Moonset: 10:38pm; Day length: 10h 16m

February 8

8:53 AM 16.0 °F 8.1 °F 71% 30.12 in 10.0 miles NNW 13.8 mph – N/A Mostly Cloudy

METAR KLPR 081353Z AUTO 33012KT 10SM BKN070 M09/M13 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP200 T10891133

Sunrise: 7:33am; Sunset: 5:52pm; Moonrise: 9:37am; Moonset: 11:38pm; Day length: 10h 18m

February 9

8:53 AM 10.9 °F -5.1 °F 49% 30.26 in 10.0 miles SW 12.7 mph – N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 091353Z AUTO 23011KT 10SM CLR M12/M21 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP245 T11171206

Sunrise: 7:32am; Sunset: 5:53pm; Moonrise: 10:04am; Moonset: none; Day length: 10h 21m

February 10

8:53 AM -0.9 °F -5.1 °F 83% 30.21 in 7.0 miles SW 8.1 mph – N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 101353Z AUTO 23007KT 7SM CLR M18/M21 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP230 T11831206

Sunrise: 7:31am; Sunset: 5:54pm; Moonrise: 10:36am; Moonset: 12:38am; Day length: 10h 23m

February 11

8:53 AM 17.1 °F 7.0 °F 65% 30.12 in 10.0 miles WSW 9.2 mph – N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 111353Z AUTO 24008KT 10SM CLR M08/M14 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP198 T10831139

Sunrise: 7:30am; Sunset: 5:56pm; Moonrise: 11:14am; Moonset: 1:40am; First Qtr: 2:19am; length: 10h 26m

February 12

8:53 AM 30.9 °F 23.0 °F 72% 30.00 in 8.0 miles WNW 21.9 mph 29.9 mph 0.00 in Overcast

METAR KLPR 121353Z AUTO 29019G26KT 8SM BKN028 OVC036 M01/M05 A2997 RMK AO2 PK WND 29026/1353 SNE00 SLP157 P0000 T10061050

Sunrise: 7:28am; Sunset: 5:57pm; Moonrise: 12:00pm; Moonset: 2:40am; Day length: 10h 28m

February 13

8:53 AM 37.0 °F 27.0 °F 67% 29.87 in 10.0 miles SW 18.4 mph 27.6 mph N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 131353Z AUTO 23016G24KT 10SM CLR 03/M03 A2985 RMK AO2 SLP113 T00281028

Sunrise: 7:27am; Sunset: 5:58pm; Moonrise: 12:55pm; Moonset: 3:38am; Day length: 10h 31m

February 14

8:53 PM 33.1 °F 25.0 °F 72% 30.24 in 10.0 miles North 11.5 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 150153Z AUTO 01010KT 10SM FEW039 OVC049 01/M04 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP239 T00061039

Sunrise: 7:26am; Sunset: 5:59pm; Moonrise: 1:58pm; Moonset: 4:31am; Day length: 10h 33m

February 15

8:53 AM 23.0 °F 17.1 °F 78% 30.46 in 10.0 miles SE 5.8 mph – N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 151353Z AUTO 14005KT 10SM CLR M05/M08 A3043 RMK AO2 SLP315 T10501083

Sunrise: 7:25am; Sunset: 6:01pm; Moonrise: 3:09pm; Moonset: 5:18am; Day length: 10h 36m

February 16

8:53 AM 36.0 °F 24.1 °F 62% 30.13 in 10.0 miles South 9.2 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 161353Z AUTO 19008KT 10SM OVC038 02/M04 A3011 RMK AO2 SLP203 T00221044

Sunrise: 7:23am; Sunset: 6:02pm; Moonrise: 4:24pm; Moonset: 5:59am; Day length: 10h 39m

February 17

8:53 AM 50.0 °F 39.9 °F 68% 30.02 in 10.0 miles SSW 11.5 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 171353Z AUTO 20010KT 10SM OVC065 10/04 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP164 T01000044

Sunrise: 7:22am; Sunset: 6:03pm; Moonrise: 5:41pm; Moonset: 6:35am; Day length: 10h 41m

NOTE: First Heron of the season was seen later that day standing on the ice beyond the pier.

February 18

8:53 AM 54.0 °F 43.0 °F 66% 29.91 in 10.0 miles West 20.7 mph 32.2 mph N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 181353Z AUTO 28018G28KT 10SM CLR 12/06 A2991 RMK AO2 PK WND 28028/1351 SLP128 T01220061

Sunrise: 7:20am; Sunset: 6:04pm; Moonrise: 6:58pm; Moonset: 7:08am; Full Moon: 3:37am; Day length: 10h 44m

February 19

8:53 AM 30.9 °F 19.0 °F 61% 30.27 in 9.0 miles NW 18.4 mph 29.9 mph 0.00 in Snow Light Snow

METAR KLPR 191353Z AUTO 31016G26KT 9SM -SN CLR M01/M07 A3025 RMK AO2 PK WND 31026/1353 SNE04B26 SLP249 P0000 T10061072

Sunrise: 7:19am; Sunset: 6:06pm; Moonrise: 8:15pm; Moonset: 7:39am; Day length: 10h 46m

NOTE: First white cap waves of the year.

February 20

8:53 AM 26.1 °F 21.0 °F 81% 30.31 in 10.0 miles SSE 6.9 mph – N/A Clear

METAR KLPR 201353Z AUTO 16006KT 10SM CLR M03/M06 A3028 RMK AO2 SLP263 T10331061 PWINO FZRANO $

Sunrise: 7:18am; Sunset: 6:07pm; Moonrise: 9:32pm; Moonset: 8:09am; Day length: 10h 49m

February 21

8:53 AM 27.0 °F 23.0 °F 85% 29.83 in 10.0 miles ENE 19.6 mph 27.6 mph 0.00 in Overcast

METAR KLPR 211353Z AUTO 06017G24KT 10SM OVC009 M03/M05 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 07026/1331 SNB40E43 SLP102 P0000 T10281050

Sunrise: 7:16am; Sunset: 6:08pm; Moonrise: 10:48pm; Moonset: 8:41am; Day length: 10h 52m

February 22

8:15 PM 17.6 °F 15.8 °F 93% 30.27 in 10.0 miles NNE 6.9 mph – N/A Mostly Cloudy

SPECI KLPR 230115Z AUTO 03006KT 10SM BKN019 M08/M09 A3027 RMK AO2

Sunrise: 7:15am; Sunset: 6:09pm; Moonrise: none; Moonset: 9:15am; Day length: 10h 54m

February 23

8:53 AM 19.0 °F 17.1 °F 92% 30.38 in 5.0 miles Calm Calm – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 231353Z AUTO 00000KT 5SM BR OVC007 M07/M08 A3034 RMK AO2 SLP288 T10721083

Sunrise: 7:13am; Sunset: 6:10pm; Moonrise: 12:01am; Moonset: 9:54am; Day length: 10h 57m

February 24

8:23 AM 32.0 °F 30.2 °F 93% 30.02 in 2.5 miles SSW 3.5 mph – N/A Overcast

SPECI KLPR 241323Z AUTO 21003KT 2 1/2SM BR OVC016 00/M01 A3002 RMK AO2

Sunrise: 7:12am; Sunset: 6:12pm; Moonrise: 1:11am; Moonset: 10:39am; Last Qtr: 6:28pm; Day length: 11h 0m

February 25

8:46 AM 26.6 °F 26.6 °F 100% 29.70 in 0.2 miles NNE 28.8 mph 41.4 mph N/A Fog Light Freezing Fog

SPECI KLPR 251346Z AUTO 02025G36KT 1/4SM FZFG SCT002 OVC009 M03/M03 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 01036/1339 PWINO FZRANO $

Sunrise: 7:10am; Sunset: 6:13pm; Moonrise: 2:16am; Moonset: 11:30am; Day length: 11h 2m

February 26

8:53 AM 23.0 °F 19.0 °F 85% 30.18 in 6.0 miles South 4.6 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 261353Z AUTO 19004KT 6SM BR OVC065 M05/M07 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP218 T10501072

Sunrise: 7:09am; Sunset: 6:14pm; Moonrise: 3:12am; Moonset: 12:27pm; Day length: 11h 5m

February 27

8:53 AM 34.0 °F 30.0 °F 85% 29.96 in 5.0 miles SSW 6.9 mph – N/A Overcast

METAR KLPR 271353Z AUTO 20006KT 5SM BR OVC025 01/M01 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP144 T00111011

Sunrise: 7:07am; Sunset: 6:15pm; Moonrise: 4:00am; Moonset: 1:28pm; Day length: 11h 8m

February 28

8:45 AM 35.6 °F 35.6 °F 100% 29.70 in 10.0 miles NNW 15.0 mph 23.0 mph 0.01 in Overcast

SPECI KLPR 281345Z AUTO 34013G20KT 10SM OVC005 02/02 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 33026/1328 P0001

Sunrise: 7:06am; Sunset: 6:16pm; Moonrise: 4:40am; Moonset: 2:30pm; Day length: 11h 11m

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Bottomfeeder Blues – Mixing Log for Erie Effects February

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Mackie Stereo Reverb — Miked Small Slapback Room:

Blend 50%; Pre-Delay 12ms; Decay 0.4 ms; Damping 51; Diffusion 5; Roll-off 14.1 kHz

Acuma Labs Final Mix — Acuma The Leveler

EQ:  In/Out – None

Band 1:  Center 58Hz; Bandwidth 5.08 Octave; Gain 3.0 dB; Attack 2.5 ms; Release 119 ms

Band 2:  Center 749Hz; Bandwidth 6.00 Octave; Gain 2.0 dB; Attack 2.0 ms; Release 85.9 ms

Band 3:  Center 8.48 kHz; Bandwidth 4.33 Octave; Gain 3.0 dB; Attack 12.6 ms; Release 71.6 ms

Crossover #1:  Slope 12 db; Frequency Center 132 Hz

Crossover #2:  Slope 18 db; Frequency Center 3.56 kHz

Soft Clip:  -3.0 dB

Erie Effects – Bottomfeeder Blues Session

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Martin D-21 Model; Mic @ 100% Sound Hole; Compression @ 80%.

Erie Effects: January, 2011

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My Brother’s Keeper on Smashwords

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Bit the bullet and decided to publish My Brother’s Keeper initially with Smashwords.  Since the manuscript has been massaged by so many different word processing softwares during its life time, I did the nuclear option and dug out an old copy of M/S Word to follow the style guide to the letter.

It took three passes through the Smashwords “Meatgrinder.”  The first time I did not quite have the M/S Word Styles under control and the styles I had set up for centering text were interpreted as Headings, which put them on new pages in the ePub format.  After I fixed the style issue, Word errantly added some extra paragraph returns where there had been none before, which screwed up the flow of the text.   After fixing that the ePub output file was good.  It passes the Three Pages web site validation, so I submitted it for Premium distribution through Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, Diesel, Amazon, etc.

The one issue I was unprepared for was the volume of submissions to Smashwords for processing.  Everytime there were at least 1,000 manuscripts in queue — and the first time it was over 1,900.  With each manuscript taking approximately 30 seconds, it was always a minimum 6-8 hour wait for the new file to be processed.     The manuscript is still pending review for premium distribution.  After approval it takes 2-3 weeks to get into the other on-line retailers.

All in all, it was a pretty straight forward process with decent results — the book looks like most of the other fiction on my Sony eReader.  Three times to get it there doesn’t seem like an excessive learning curve, especially for the first time.  Waiting for the birthing process was a pain, but considering the volume of work understandable.

Link to My Brother’s Keeper:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/42346

Written by M.T. Bass

February 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Erie Effects: January, 2011 — West

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February 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Erie Effects: January, 2011 – North

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February 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Erie Effects – Production Notes for Monthly Compilation

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Background Lead In: Grey (51, 51, 51); 2 seconds

Title Background Shot: Gaussian Blur; 8 seconds

Opening Slide: 12 seconds

Daily Shots: 6 seconds

Crossfade: 3.0 seconds on East-to-East & West-to-West

Linear Wipe: 3.0 Seconds; East-to-West: 270 deg; West-to-East: 90 deg with 100% feather

Opening Title: 9 seconds @ 2/15; Title Font: AR Julian, 72 pt; Subtitle Font: Youngsook BTN, 24 pt.; Color Blue (0,0,79)

Closing Slide: 12 seconds

Credit Background Slide: 30 seconds

End Background Grey: 2 Seconds

Closing Credits: 20 Seconds, 15 fade in, 4 fade out; Title: AR Julian, 48 pt; Subtitle: Youngsook BTN, 12 pt; Credits: Verdana, 10 pt; Color Blue (0,0,79)

Written by M.T. Bass

February 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Carousel Dream — 2010 GLSC 6th Place Winner

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There were 700 entries:

Cut #5:

Written by M.T. Bass

February 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Erie Effects: January, 2011 – East

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Written by M.T. Bass

February 1, 2011 at 10:50 am