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Re: Weather!

Postby BMAONE23 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:22 pm

Yea,
Summer finally arrives in Sonoma County. Tuesday 8-24 was 107 (M M M M M Toasty)
Today peaked at 97 at noon but as of 2:30 it is 91 (Warmmmmmm)
(It has been mostly overcast mornings and highs of 70-80 all summer long)

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The Valley of the Moon

Postby neufer » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:53 pm

BMAONE23 wrote:
Yea,
Summer finally arrives in Sonoma County. Tuesday 8-24 was 107 (M M M M M Toasty)
Today peaked at 97 at noon but as of 2:30 it is 91 (Warmmmmmm)
(It has been mostly overcast mornings and highs of 70-80 all summer long)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonoma_County,_California wrote:
<<According to the Coast Miwok and the Pomo tribes that lived in the region, Sonoma translates "valley of the moon" or "many moons". Their legends detail this as a land where the moon nestled, hence the names Sonoma Valley and the "Valley of the Moon." This translation was first recorded in an 1850 report by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo to the California Legislature. Jack London popularized it in his 1913 novel The Valley of the Moon.

In the native languages there is also a constantly recurring ending tso-noma, from tso, the earth; and noma, village; hence tsonoma, "earth village." Other sources say Sonoma comes from the Patwin tribes west of the Sacramento River, and their Wintu word for "nose". Per California Place Names, "the name is doubtless derived from a Patwin word for 'nose', which Padre Arroyo gives as sonom (Suisun)." Bowman theorized that Spaniards found an Indian chief with a prominent protuberance and applied the nickname of Chief Nose to the village and the territory. Beeler believes the name applied originally to a nose-shaped geographic feature.>>

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    ______ _The Valley of the Moon_ (1913) by Jack London

    <<That evening he led her out on the veranda to the telescope, and she
    found herself looking through it at the full moon.

    "Somewhere up there in some valley you'll find that farm," he teased.

    Mrs. Hall looked inquiringly at them as they returned inside.

    "I've been showing her a valley in the moon where she expects to go
    farming," he laughed.

    "We started out prepared to go any distance," Saxon said. "And if it's
    to the moon, I expect we can make it."

    "But my dear child, you can't expect to find such a paradise on the
    earth," Hall continued. "For instance, you can't have redwoods without
    fog. They go together. The redwoods grow only in the fog belt."

    Saxon debated a while.

    "Well, we could put up with a little fog," she conceded, "--almost
    anything to have redwoods. I don't know what a quarry of philosopher's
    stones is like, but if it's anything like Mr. Hafler's marble quarry,
    and there's a railroad handy, I guess we could manage to worry along.
    And you don't have to go to the moon for honey dew. They scrape it off
    of the leaves of the bushes up in Nevada County. I know that for a fact,
    because my father told my mother about it, and she told me."

    A little later in the evening, the subject of farming having remained
    uppermost, Hall swept off into a diatribe against the "gambler's
    paradise," which was his epithet for the United States.

    "When you think of the glorious chance," he said. "A new country,
    bounded by the oceans, situated just right in latitude, with the richest
    land and vastest natural resources of any country in the world, settled
    by immigrants who had thrown off all the leading strings of the Old
    World and were in the humor for democracy. There was only one thing to
    stop them from perfecting the democracy they started, and that thing was
    greediness.

    "They started gobbling everything in sight like a lot of swine, and
    while they gobbled democracy went to smash. Gobbling became gambling. It
    was a nation of tin horns. Whenever a man lost his stake, all he had
    to do was to chase the frontier west a few miles and get another
    stake. They moved over the face of the land like so many locusts. They
    destroyed everything--the Indians, the soil, the forests, just as
    they destroyed the buffalo and the passenger pigeon. Their morality in
    business and politics was gambler morality. Their laws were gambling
    laws--how to play the game. Everybody played. Therefore, hurrah for the
    game. Nobody objected, because nobody was unable to play. As I said, the
    losers chased the frontier for fresh stakes. The winner of to-day,
    broke to-morrow, on the day following might be riding his luck to royal
    flushes on five-card draws.

    "So they gobbled and gambled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, until
    they'd swined a whole continent. When they'd finished with the lands
    and forests and mines, they turned back, gambling for any little
    stakes they'd overlooked, gambling for franchises and monopolies, using
    politics to protect their crooked deals and brace games. And democracy
    gone clean to smash.>>
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Re: Weather!

Postby Beyond » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:40 am

Well, the Weather or not guys have given us upper east coast dwellers a heat wave in September and now they are threatning the east coast with a 4-3-2-rated Hurricane for the end of the week. So if some of us east-coasters disappear for a while, that may be why. Have your umbrella and water-wings ready.
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Re: Weather!

Postby bystander » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:50 am

beyond wrote:Well, the Weather or not guys have given us upper east coast dwellers a heat wave in September and now they are threatning the east coast with a 4-3-2-rated Hurricane for the end of the week. So if some of us east-coasters disappear for a while, that may be why. Have your umbrella and water-wings ready.

Well, cheer up, if Earl misses you, maybe Fiona will look you up.

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Re: Weather!

Postby BMAONE23 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:25 am

hopefully the one following Fiona won't be named Gabriel

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Re: Weather!

Postby bystander » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:29 pm

BMAONE23 wrote:hopefully the one following Fiona won't be named Gabriel

No, it will be called Gaston.

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Re: Weather!

Postby BMAONE23 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:14 pm

Thanks Bystander, I missed that one.
It looks, in the latest loop, like Earl has stripped off half of Fiona and is preparing to slam it, over the top, into the east coast tonight or tomorrow

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Re: Weather!

Postby orin stepanek » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:05 pm

It finally cooled yesterday and today; but it's been wet.
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Re: Weather!

Postby BMAONE23 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:19 pm

The east coast is certainly about to get wet with the Earl-Fiona 1-2 punch

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Re: Weather!

Postby bystander » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:34 pm

BMAONE23 wrote:The east coast is certainly about to get wet with the Earl-Fiona 1-2 punch

The projected track for Fiona is further off coast than Danielle, but Earl will certainly cause some problems.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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Re: Weather!

Postby bystander » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:51 pm

I thought Earl was on the East coast. We have 65 - 80 mph winds and torrential rain.
Thankfully it's moving fast and won't stay around. I don't envy you folks on the East coast.

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Re: Weather!

Postby owlice » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:58 am

bystander, why do you have rain and wind? That can't be Earl.

We have a severe weather alert for coastal flooding (which includes the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River) for tonight into tomorrow. That's it. Looks like the beaches will get pounded, though.
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Re: Weather!

Postby neufer » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:42 am

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Re: Weather!

Postby Beyond » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:12 am

bystander wrote:I thought Earl was on the East coast. We have 65 - 80 mph winds and torrential rain.
Thankfully it's moving fast and won't stay around. I don't envy you folks on the East coast.


Ha-Ha-Ha The latest from the upper east coast is maybe tropical storm with 30 mph winds. I wouldn't be surprised if it was less because Earl is just starting to turn more to the north-East. But i wouldn't want to be in the carolina's.
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Re: Weather!

Postby Beyond » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:20 am

Bystander, you must live on the East Coast of Oklahoma :?:
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Re: Weather!

Postby bystander » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:29 am

Oh, well, mine only lasted about 30 min max. Just a fast moving line of Oklahoma thunder storms. Flooded the street in front of the house, but now the only way you can tell it rained is the ground is wet. Of course the wind left a lot of leaves laying around. NW part of the city got it worst. Power outages, roofs torn off, cars turned over. Earl will cause problems for a while. Batten down the hatches.

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Re: Weather!

Postby orin stepanek » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:13 pm

we're scheduled for a nice cool Friday today; and a pleasant weekend but it is supposed to get hot again for a while.
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Re: Weather!

Postby rstevenson » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:39 pm

That's an amazing chunk of weather coming our way. The weather critters have downgraded it to a forecast tropical storm once it gets here, but as you can see on this satellite image (a combination of visible light and IR), the outer regions of the storm now (late Friday afternoon) extend from North Carolina to northern New Brunswick, and from eastern Lake Ontario to well out to sea.

Earl's eye, if he still has one when he gets to Nova Scotia, will run up the Bay of Fundy, well to the west of where I am, but still we're in for 70–100 mm of rain and winds up to 100 kph here in the capital. Oddly, this tropical storm will cool us off; we've just gone through the hottest three days of the year here.

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Re: Weather!

Postby swainy (tc) » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:47 pm

rstevenson wrote:Earl's eye, if he still has one when he gets to Nova Scotia, will run up the Bay of Fundy, well to the west of where I am, but still we're in for 70–100 mm of rain and winds up to 100 kph here in the capital. Oddly, this tropical storm will cool us off; we've just gone through the hottest three days of the year here.


I guess, were going to get the tail end of that, over here in the UK. Oh Joy. Cheers Rob.

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Re: Weather!

Postby owlice » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:56 pm

Wow, Rob, great pic; thanks! That's one big storm. :shock:

It rained just a little last night, and the sky is grey and has been all day. Supposed to be clear this weekend, though.
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Postby neufer » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:22 pm

rstevenson wrote:
Earl's eye, if he still has one when he gets to Nova Scotia, will run up the Bay of Fundy, well to the west of where I am, but still we're in for 70–100 mm of rain and winds up to 100 kph here in the capital.

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Re: Weather!

Postby Beyond » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:34 pm

I just had a little burst of rain that lasted all of 30 minutes from Earl the Hurricane. No wind as yet up here in N/E CT.
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Re: Weather!

Postby rstevenson » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:38 pm

Bad though Noel was, it wasn't "the big one". Hurricane Juan holds that record, here at least. It slammed into the middle of the province, in about the best spot it could if it was bent on maximum damage.

I remember looking out my bedroom window at about 11:30 that night, seeing trees bent nearly horizontal, thinking "Glad they're not over the house", and then sleeping soundly through the night. I woke up to several days without electricity, trees down over the entire city preventing vehicular traffic, and a whole lot of people talking to each other as they'd never done before. Almost everything, including the talking, went back to normal ASAP -- the exceptions being the lives of those related to the six who died as a result of the storm.

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Re: Weather!

Postby BMAONE23 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:12 pm

Google Earth, with the Weather turned on, displays a wonderful image of Earl along with the radar green/yellow/red rain indicators. It does cover a lot of area

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Re: Weather!

Postby neufer » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:50 pm

rstevenson wrote:
Bad though Noel was, it wasn't "the big one". Hurricane Juan holds that record, here at least. It slammed into the middle of the province, in about the best spot it could if it was bent on maximum damage.

I remember looking out my bedroom window at about 11:30 that night, seeing trees bent nearly horizontal, thinking "Glad they're not over the house", and then sleeping soundly through the night. I woke up to several days without electricity, trees down over the entire city preventing vehicular traffic, and a whole lot of people talking to each other as they'd never done before. Almost everything, including the talking, went back to normal ASAP -- the exceptions being the lives of those related to the six who died as a result of the storm.

The worst since 1927?
Well, you can stay inside and still talk to us, Rob.

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