Sunday, December 3, 2017

UPDATED: Here Comes Winter !

Snow Saturday 2-4" !
UPDATE Sat 12/9 at 1:15pm
Chance PM Sat. Activities Cancelled:65% v possible  
NEXT SNOW CHANCE: Tuesday Morning
Earliest Sunset for the year, this weekend 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Last week of November, No Snow !

An Above Average Temperature Week Ahead
A rather nice late Nov., a somewhat wet end.
CHANCE OF A #SNOWDAY this week = near zero
UPDATE: Wed. 11.30
Next week: first chance of some"measurable"snow
Mw

Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome Back: Fall Outlook

Welcome back to another school year
   The Outlook for this Fall is above normal 
temperatures but average precipitation. 
    Will post if severe weather threatens the area 
and always if snow/ice is expected to impact
the school day.
    Also check for posts of astronomical events...
meteor showers, space station passes or ever 
an Aurora (northern lights) over NW New Jersey!

woroworld on Twitter and Facebook too
Mw 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Summer 2017 Outlook !

This summer looks warmers than "normal'
Normal means for NW NJ, Temperatures of mid 80s
Max mid to late July (on average).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stick a Fork in It...Winter is Over !

Check back for Special Weather 
and Space Station Updates:
Will give "BEST DAY OF THE WEEK" outlooks
for Graduation Weeks in June.
woroworld lives ! 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb 13-17 #snowday weather for NW NJ

Quite Weather Week Remains
UPDATED: FRIDAY @ 7:50 am 


Chance of a #snowday this week:  0%
Weekend Temperatures rise into the mid 50s !
Check Back for Updates
Mw

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Catch the SPACE STATION over NJ !!

There will be some nice passes if the ISS
International Space Station over NJ 


250 miles Up

Going 17,500 mph

Check Link Below for times and location:


www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544 


 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

APOLLO 8: Christmas Around The Moon 1968

December 24th 1968: Human Orbited the Moon for the First Time


UPDATED: Winter Weather Outlook

UPDATED 10.31.2016 at 7am
TEMPERATURES & PRECIPITATION THIS WINTER, "Near Normal"
What does that mean?  3-5 snows of 3+ inches / 1-2 at 8+ inches
SNOWDAYS? all a matter of timing 2-3? 
Chance of  "Snow Day" by mid-November = near zero %
Check back for updates
Right now first snow 1+ inches, not till late November. 
Check back for updates ! woroWorld



Saturday, August 20, 2016

NW NEW JERSEY: Hottest part of the summer is past us.
Weekly average temperatures should drop by 1-2 per week till late January 2017.
This Week: (UPDATED) 8/ 28- 9/2:
Great week ahead, normal Tps 60s- mid upper 80s, Chance of showers mid week. No days a "wash out." 
Current long range forecasts are for ABOVE AVG TEMPS though October.

Check back for weekly updates
Mw   

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, 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 
.

#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

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

                                             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