When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke
By: sp34n119w, 8:13 PM GMT on May 18, 2009
No new blog ideas but tired of the old one, LOL, so...
Thanks to rainman pointing it out, I now have a new way to watch SoCal breathe...
The fog rolls in, the fog rolls out... just breathe 'til Fall and hope the Little Boy pays a visit.
I found some pics on the camera of the LA Times Festival of Books that happened, oh, 3-4 weeks ago, I guess. Maybe I'll put those up - UCLA is a lovely campus but my pics aren't that great, no surprise. Hey, I was busy ;)
I suppose I could write about the panel I went to but it's old news now. Anyway, who cares about a few old scifi writers? LOL
Feel free to chat... as usual, I have no idea when I'll be around, but, I'll be around.
Updated: 4:58 AM GMT on May 21, 2009
By: sp34n119w, 8:40 PM GMT on May 01, 2009
Well, it's not a swirly, per se, but it is a weather system which just might drop a few drops on various parts of Cali.
Want to watch?
From the forecast discussion this morning:
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
615 AM PDT FRI MAY 1 2009
.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY)...00Z GFS/WRF IN PRETTY GOOD
SYNOPTIC AGREEMENT THROUGH THE PERIOD...MOVING AN UPPER LOW ACROSS
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. IN ASSOCIATION
WITH THIS UPPER LOW...A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA
BRINGING THE HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF SOME RAIN TO THE AREA. AT THIS
TIME...IT LOOKS LIKE THE RAIN SHOULD START ACROSS THE CENTRAL
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN SPREAD SOUTH INTO VENTURA
AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES TONIGHT...WITH THE FRONT EXITING EAST
OF THE AREA EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. OVERALL...PWATS ARE OVER AN
INCH AND THERE WILL BE SOME UPPER JET DYNAMICS TO HELP PRODUCE
SOME RAINFALL. THE OVERALL FLOW REMAINS WESTERLY WHICH SHOULD
RESULT IN THE BEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER SLO/SBA COUNTIES. AT
THIS TIME...RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 0.33-0.75
INCHES OVER SLO/SBA COUNTIES...TO 0.10-0.33 INCHES ACROSS VTU
AND LAX COUNTIES. SOME OF THE WEST FACING SLOPES IN SLO/SBA
COUNTIES COULD SEE LOCAL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH AS UPSLOPE
ENHANCES RAINFALL. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN QUITE HIGH WITH THIS
SYSTEM...SO ONLY THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS COULD SEE AN INCH OR TWO
OF SNOW ACCUMULATION. WITH THE FRONT MOVING RAPIDLY THROUGH
THE AREA...RAIN CHANCES SHOULD END DURING THE MORNING ON
SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH LINGERING MOISTURE WILL KEEP A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS OVER THE VTU/LAX MOUNTAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
So... little rain, no snow, out of here in a flash...
is it even worth talking about? Well, yeah. It is May and rain in May is unusual around here. I'd like it to clear out overnight and it looks like it will.
It's FRIDAY and there's stuff to do!
It is Cruise Night in Santa Paula.
First Sunday of the Month at the Santa Paula Airport, woohoo.
Saturday is National Astronomy Day with stuff going on all over - google it for your area!
I'll put LowerCal's local list in the comments, along with a couple of others :)
Updated: 8:03 AM GMT on May 07, 2009