Wednesday, May 18, 2016

woroworld goes on summer vacation !

woroworld is going on summer vacation,
will return with weekly weather forecasts this fall.
Will post when major weather hits or space related info
for the northwest New Jersey area. 
FYI:  
Earliest sunrise: June 13
Summer Solstice: June 20
Latest sunset; June 27
Warmest time of year: Last 2 weeks in July 
woroworld returns: Sept 15th   

Keep Looking Up, Its Free !

Mw 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Better Week than Last

Monday-Wednesday: Dry Mostly Sunny upper 60 to low 70s
Thursday: M Cloudy upper 70s
Friday:Afternoon Rain 60s
Saturday: chance of PM thunder ! 60s
Sunday: cool 50s, breezy.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Afternoon Weather: May 2-7 NW NJ

A Warmer But Wet Week Ahead
Monday: Warmer upper 50s, chance of showers Wet conditions
Tuesday: AM rain, PM showers low 60s Damp
Wednesday: All day Showers, M cloudy, mid 50s Moist
Thursday: Damp. cloudy most of the day, 50s Wet Fields
Friday: Rain most of the day Postponements Likely
Saturday: A Shower possible, M Cloudy,  low 60s  Muddy, Moldy 
GOOD CHANCE WE WILL SEE THE SUN 
(that bright thing in the sky)  EARLY NEXT WEEK
TRANSIT OF MERCURY MONDAY !

Check back for daily changes and updates     Mw

THIS SUMMER'S OUTLOOK:

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sports Afternoon Weather: April 25-30

Cooler & Wet Week Ahead
Monday: M Cloudy low 70s
Tuesday: M Cloudy, rainy, PM Thunder  Wet Fields
Wednesday: Mostly Sunny, low 60s
Thurs: Becoming cloudy, PM rain cooler 50s Wet late
Friday: Late day showers, mid 50s Damp
Saturday: Better, Dry, partly sunny low 60s
Rainy Sunday
NEXT WEEK: Looks wet but warmer

Check Back for Daily Updated  
Mw 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NW NJ Wx : April 18-23

Nice Week Ahead, a bit wet toward the end.
Monday: Much above normal upper 70s, Sunny
Tuesday: A bit cooler/normal mid 60s, breezy
Wednesday: M Sunny 60s
Thursday:  Apt Cloudy, 70
Friday: Looking wet, 60s
Weekend, AM RAIN then M sunny, mid 60s

Check back for daily updates,
Mw

Sunday, April 10, 2016

NW NJ Afternoon Weather: April 11-16th

Great Sunny Week and Weekend Ahead !
Monday: Rain Showers 50s Wet fields
Tuesday: Morning Rain, 50s Wet Fields
Wednesday:  Sunny, near 60 
Thursday: Mostly sunny, nice, upper 50s
Friday- Sat Mostly sunny lower 60s

NEXT WEEK: Looking mostly sunny and warmer ! 

Avg Tp: 56/38 

Check back for daily updates, Mw 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

4.4-9 2016 NW NJ weather

Cold This Week, Next Week Warmer !
Monday: Raw, Nasty, Rain/snow/ice mix 40s Wet fields, very possible postponements
Tuesday; Mostly sunny, cold, low40s
Wednesday: Pt cloudy, bit warmer, low 50s
Thursday; Rain, thunder too, 50s  Rain-outs very possible
Friday: Some rain & snow showers possible, 40s Wet field conditions
Saturday: Nasty, Snow/rain mix, 1-2 on grassy areas, upper 30s, "snowout possible"
Much WARMER Weather Next Week
Avg Tp: 55/34
Check back for updates Mw

Monday, March 28, 2016

NW NJ Weather: 3/28-4/2

Next Week: Much Colder,Raw Weather
Space Station over NW NJ this week at night !!
Monday: Rain, clearing late in the day 50s
Tuesday: Pt Sunny, low 50s
Wednesday: M Sunny upper 50s (Best Day of the Week)
Thursday: PM rain, upper 60s
Friday: Rain showers,60s
Saturday: Rain, 50s
Sunday: Much colder upper30s, windy,Rain/snow mix possible
LAST Chance of a snow:Next Monday & Tuesday, rain/snow mix
Click on Link for times


http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=41.033&lng=-74.639&loc=Sparta&alt=254&tz=EST 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

NW NJ School Day Weather 3/21-26

SPRING IS HERE !!
Sunday: Chance of PM snow 0-1in
Monday: Pt Sunny mid 40s Chance of a DELAY 10%
Tuesday: M Sunny, mid 50s BEST DAY OF THE WEEK
Wed: M cloudy upper50s
Thursday: Mostly Cloudy, upper 50s
Friday: AM Rain expected,  low 60s
Saturday: Mostly sunny, upper 50s

GOOD PASSES OF THE SPACE STATION THIS WEEK IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS over NJ.
LINK: Space Station Passes NW NJ 

Chance of another snow day this winter:
near 0% (sorry)  
 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

NW NJ School Day Weather : 3/14-20

Drying out, slight chance of snow Sunday
Saturday: Mostly sunny, cooler upper 40s
Sunday Slight chance of snow: trace -1" , mainly on grass and deck areas..
(NEXT UPDATE: Sunday by 8pm )
Average Temperature: 46/27

Chance of another snow day this winter: 10% 15%

Sunday, March 6, 2016

School Day Weather 3.7-12 NW NJ

Week of March 7-12 2016 NW NJ  
Above average temps next week with some rain.
Friday: AM RAIN a bit cooler! upper lower60s. 
Sat: Mostly Sunny, low 60s 
FYI: Average Temps this week 45/27
Amount of daylight increase 15-20min/ week till June
SPRING AHEAD this weekend
 
Welcome Home NJ's AstroMan Scott Kelly

Chance of snow this week: near 0%
Chance of another snow day this winter; 20% 


Mw

Sunday, February 21, 2016

#snowday? Feb 20-March 5: NW NJ school day weather

Friday at 7 pm
Coldest Weather Mid Week, Warming Up
Thursday: Colder, high upper30s, M sunny 
Friday: AM Snow showers (about 1" ) low 40s DELAY CHANCES * 33%  * Best Bet: South of I-80 (Warren & Morris Co)
Saturday: M Sunny, mid 40s
Sunday: Warmer, upper 40s 
Rainbow Last week over woroworld World Headquarters

Chance of a (another) snow day this winter: 40% 33%
Chance of 2-3 more snow days this winter:  < 20%

Mw

Sunday, February 7, 2016

#snowday ? Weather 2.15-20 NW NJ

TGIF at 7:25am (check back if forecast changes)
GOOD SPACE STATION PASSES THIS WEEK
check LINK TO RIGHT for more info
 
Presidents Day: Not as cold (low 30s), snow by 1PM into the night (2-4")
Tues: Snow changing to rain by 3am, rain most of the day Chance of a DELAY 66%
Wednesday: M Cloudy low 40s
Thursday: M Sunny but colder, mid 30s
Friday: Becoming cloudy, mid 30s, light rain/snow mix over night
Saturday: Mostly sunny low 50s (Best Day of the Week):
Sunday: Pt cloudy mid 40s
Next Best Chance of Snow: Next Wednesday 
Chance of 1-2 snow days this winter: 60%
Chance of 3+  snow days this winter: 33%
Sorry, Mw 
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#snowday ? for 2.8-13 NW NJ Weather

Friday at 5:25 pm
Record Cold this Weekend
Friday: colder, chance of light snow < 1" overnight.
Weekend: Record cold, but mostly dry.
Dangerous Wind Chills expected (-15 to -30) !
FYI:
NEXT WEEK :SNOW - HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED (Mon- Wed)
Average temps are now increasing each week by 1-2 F
Chance of 1-2 snow days this winter:  66%
Chance of  3+ snow days this winter:  45% 

 Mw

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NW NJ Weather Nov 23-28th

Tuesday @ 6am:
A Rather Dry Week Ahead
Chance of snow this week:: near 0%

Monday- Thursday: Dry most of the week 
below average temperatures first part, warming up later in the week.
Chance of rain, late Friday into Saturday

Averages: 48 highs, lows 28

Check back for daily updates and changes
Mw

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Welcome Back to School...(Fall Outlook)

woroworld will start its weekly snowday/ sports afternoon weather forecast next week!
Long range fall outlook:  near normal precipitation and slightly above temperatures for NJ.

Temperature outlook for Sept,Oct & Nov.

Check back for updates !!

Monday, March 16, 2015

GOOD PASSES OF THE SPACE STATION OVER NJ next 2 weeks


CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR UPDATES TO WHEN TO SEE THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION OVER NJ and PA.

http://heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=41.0393&lng=-74.8088&loc=Fredon+Township&alt=219&tz=EST



WILL UPDATE  Mw

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 9-14 NW NJ #snowday? forecast

Thursday @11:15am:
Chance of another  #snowday this year is  ~55% till April 15th
Tuesday: Afternoon, cold rain
Wednesday: Best day of the week, 55 and sunny
Thursday Dry, average  temperatures, windy
Friday: Late afternoon  rain.     
Saturday: Cold rain most of the day

Check back for updates

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall prediction: Above Normal Temperatures:


N.O.A.A. prediction for this fall is ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES and average precipitation:

Monday, September 1, 2014

NOAA's long range "prediction" is for a normal winter

"NORMAL WINTER" is for ~60" of snow in northern Sussex/ Bergen Counties and about 40" in southern  Warren / Morris counties. This would translate to 2-5 Snow Days for the season. Mw




Thursday, January 23, 2014

NEXT WEEK'S WEATHER: (but first: A moon attack.... sort of)

video (45sec): FUNNY- ENJOY !   * weather forecast posted just below *


Astronauts Attacked By Monster On The Moon... by mistersexybuzz 


                           Weather Forecast BELOW 









Monday, September 16, 2013

The Old Famer's Almanac "predictions" for the winter 2013-2014


The 2013 Old Farmer's Almanac's predictions for snow for north-western New Jersey (Sussex County) & surrounding areas. NOTE: This is a "prediction" based on sunspots, past weather patterns & a current understand in meteorology. It is NOT a weather forecast based on current weather conditions

OCT: Above average temperatures, no snow predicted.
NOV: Chance of cold rain or snow showers beginning and end of the month, no major snow events
DEC: No major snow events: but multiple days of rain/snow followed by very cold conditions
JAN: Above average temperatures, no major snow events.
FEB: (1-3) Heavy rain or snow followed by very cold weather, (16-18th) another storm with snow possible, (21-22) another chance of snow
MARCH: snow showers early in the month, (17th) heavy rain

Overall: Winter should be cooler and drier than normal. Best chance of snow is in December and February. 

Graduation: JUNE: (22-30) Sunny & Hot with T-storms then cooler temperatures

Mw 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

(Update) Coming this winter: "Comet Of the Century" ?

Updated:  As of September 15, 2013: Comet ISON does not expect to be a "Spectacular Comet"
 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

In the sky this week: Comet panSTARRS + SPACE STATION

LINK TO: http://www.universetoday.com/100589/a-guide-to-help-you-see-comet-panstarrs-at-its-brightest/  

LINK TO: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ 

ISS PASS LINK: http://www.heavens-above.com/ 

Use link ^above^ to find the Space Station ( ISS) in the morning sky !
UPDATE 3/15 at 8am:  A Rain/Snow mix is forecasted for during the day Monday into Tuesday.    (next update by Sunday...TGIF Mw ) 

Thursday, March 7, 2013


                                            Yikes....Well tonight I hope I can do better.  

(Thursday @8pm):  Snow SHOULD begin by 6pm. 2-4"**  expected, mostly on grassy areas. **Temperatures need to fall below 30F for greater amounts, this may occur above 800' (top of Glen Rd and West Mnt. Rd) in elevation.  FRIDAY DELAY = 60%   NO SCHOOL =33%  Snow should end during the day on Friday.  NEXT UPDATE  if forecast changes  Mw

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

My Video Tribute to My Hometown; Garwood, NJ

video

                                             My Video Tribute to Garwood, New Jersey.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

30 Years as a Teacher: Thanks for the Memories !

(1986) My second year at Sparta HS
(2011) My Last Day, My Last Class

October 2007  Mrs Wilson and me
 (1998) Teacher Friends at My Wedding:
(b) Mr Karlberg, me, Mr Smith,  Mr Domareki
(f) Mr. Flanagan, Mr Peat and Mr. Yorkston

(2010) on Broadway with Mr Jarrell, Ms Wille, Mr Hardy, me, Lisa, Mrs Brokaw and Ms Wisniewski




Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Aurora possible 9/8-9

There was a large solar explosion on the Sun this week, this could result in some satellite disruption and a possible Aurora ("North Lights") over NJ this Wednesday and Thursday nights. 
Link to story of the solar flare   
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ (space weather now link)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Space Duet, Friday Night on the Boardwalk and new poll question

A space duet on the flute with astronaut Cady Coleman on the space station and Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.  They played together in celebration of "Yuri's Night", in honor of the first human space flight on April 12, 1961 of Yuri Gagarin.


This Friday (weather permitting) there will be an night observation session on the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk of Saturn and it's rings and also our Moon.  Time: 7:45-8:45.  Check this blog for updates on Friday.

New poll question:  Should Mr Worobetz shave off his beard before the end of the school year?

Periodic Table Activity: activity ES0501 classzone       http://periodic.lanl.gov/index.shtml

Monday, February 14, 2011

Weather on Earth and in Space: Feb 14-18

There was a rather large explosion on the Sun this weekend (Coronal Mass Ejection, CME) this could result in a aurora (northern nights) in the night sky.  The chances are small 20%,  but it is well worth the look over the next 2-3 nights. The news article
Daily Space Weather Reports:  http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/index.html

The weeks weather should give us ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (45-50F) with little to no chance of snow.(see links to the right for daily weather in Sparta)

Geophysics: FIRST TEST of the 3rd marking period last day of the cycle starting on Wednesday.

Astronomy:  Astronomical Distance Activity

Friday, January 28, 2011

Geophysics next class and Rutgers Open House this Saturday

Geophysics: Bring your textbook to the next classes.  Please have section 22.1 pg.773-777 ( Earth's Atmosphere) read before class.
Rutger's Geology Open House: This Saturday (1/29) , rock-mineral sales, museum open. lectures...it's free!  http://geology.rutgers.edu/2010-OpenHouseflyer.pdf

Astronomy reading: exoplanets (nasa)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

2010 Warmest year ever in the Northern Hemisphere

This should warm you up, NOAA's climate report for 2010 reported the planet's temperature (both land and sea) were tied with 2005 for the warmest ever.  In Northern Hemisphere the average temperature were the highest ever recorded in the past 120+ years.  NOAA's 2010 climate report

Sparta's Climate: The last two weeks in January are statistically the coldest in NW NJ. Also, the days are now getting longer by about a minute per day, this will increase as we head toward spring.

Geophysics activity site: www.classzone.com

Monday, December 20, 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

There will be a total lunar eclipse tonight over Sussex County.  The eclipse of the Moon will begin at at 1:33 am (Tuesday morning) and end at 5:01am.  The Moon will be totally eclipsed by the Earth's shadow from 2:41am till 3:53.   Some other interesting facts: The afternoon have begun to get a little longer (about a minute each day or two) since the earliest sunset occurred two weeks ago on Dec 9th.
Astronomical winter begins today (Dec 21)
December's Sky Chart

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Geophysics: Links for class

2.  "Name that Rock": (answer questions 1-10 in your notebook): http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/name.html
3. Rock "Scavenger Hunt" (questions 1-10 in your notebook    NOTE: go to bottom of page, then click on "Fun Activities" then find and click on Scavenger Hut) :  http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/rocks.html
4. Site to help you with "Matching Rock Properties" section of the worksheets: http://geology.com/rocks/igneous-rocks.shtml

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Drake's Equation: Is there life out there?


Use the link provided to calculate "your" probability of intelligent life else where in our galaxy. There is a short video to help you. video: youtube video The Calculator: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/origins/drake.html  

1. Right ascension / declination link: https://student.boyertownasd.org/UserFiles/pdetterline/Equatorial%20Star%20Maps%20website.pdf

2. Constellation and your zodiac sign article:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41062376/ns/technology_and_science-science/