Category Archives: Weather

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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Joel Kotkin: Tell us what you really think about California’s future.

I’ve been a long time reader of Joel Kotkin and subscriber to his Newgeography.com website.  He says, “California has met the future and it really doesn’t work.”  He especially blames Gov. Jerry Brown; reserving him for special criticism.  Kotkin thinks … Continue reading

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Science v. Probability

Recently, I watched the above CNN clip of a confrontational interview between the founder of the Weather Channel and the host, Brian Seltzer.  Seltzer was much astonished and amused that the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, is a … Continue reading

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Hurricane Odile hits Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Hurricane Odile made landfall Sunday night, September 14, 2014, in Cabo San Lucas on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula.  It was a category 3 hurricane with wind speeds up to 125 mph, according to the Weather Channel. We’ve … Continue reading

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Volcanoes and More Volcanoes

Here is BBC News Footage from last weekend’s volcano eruption in Iceland: According to Earthsky.org, It began with a huge white plume of smoke coming from the fissure of the Baroarbunga Volcano  near Holuhraun, Iceland.  This map provided by the … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Supervolcano

Tech Times had an article Sunday on The USGS project to create the Ash3D model of the Yellowstone super eruption estimated to be 640,000 years ago.  Starting about 20 years ago, a number of scientists said that we were about … Continue reading

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A Triple Whammy for Waimea, Hawaii … Update: Well, maybe not.

Good news for the Hawaiian Islands.  The would be hurricanes   Iselle fizzled and Julio is on a course north of the Islands all together.  Only high surf, some wind damage, and some downed power lines.           … Continue reading

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