Category Archives: California drought

This week’s California Storms

We’re getting a breather today (Thursday) and Tomorrow from the storms.  We had more rain Tuesday and Wednesday than we had all last year.  The rain is projected to return on Saturday.   I doubt that is enough time for … Continue reading

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Holiday Week -End of Year Round-Up

I didn’t post anything for Christmas this year because, frankly, I was too exhausted.  Christmas music is everywhere and while I like it, I prefer to post good music that has been forgotten at least  by most people.  Good Christmas … Continue reading

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Massive 8.3 Earthquake off the coast of Santiago, Chile

  The quake struck 7:54 PM Local Time yesterday.  CNN was reporting that five people were killed and 1 million people were evacuated from the effected areas.  An 8.3 earthquake has historically been associated with  massive death tolls.  Any deaths … Continue reading

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Wildfires in the Northwest

                          The satellite image  above shows the extent of damage so far from the forest fires in Oregon and Washington.  If you, recall a prior post showing the … Continue reading

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El Nino might be on its way

                  According to Earthsky, on Wednesday, an El Nino tropical storm condition is on its way.  Earlier this year, according to the article, the climatologists thought the system was “too weak and … Continue reading

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USGS Predicts Big Quake on Bay Area fault

There was a 4.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday  in Fremont, Northern California.  It occurred on the Hayward fault, which  runs along  in the southeastern shore of San Francisco Bay.   The San Andreas fault is on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Cool, Clear Water

  That’s the Sons of the Pioneers 1948 hit record of Cool, Clear Water.  All of us in California have been thinking about water lately. I had a moment of what my friend Jim Hollowaty calls synchronicity.  I was  thinking … Continue reading

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Hey California! Need to conserve water?

Forget about water saving toilets, here is the real deal on saving water:  build an outhouse in your backyard.  You can do it in four easy steps: 1.  Get your Uncle Walt to build an outhouse for you (not pictured.)  … Continue reading

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