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Old Jan 20, 2010, 3:22 PM   #11
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Can you imagine what it would be like if we weren't suffering from global warming?
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 4:06 PM   #12
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Can you imagine what it would be like if we weren't suffering from global warming?
GW, I don't know where you stand on the issue, but the people who won't accept global warming are the same kind who deny evolution and couldn't accept continental drift or even the fact that the earth is not flat (some even believed that photos from space were nothing more than a Hollywood put-on). The severity and tracks of this storm pattern are a direct result of ocean warming in the tropical Pacific - an El Niņo effect. There have been El Niņo episodes on and off for a long time, but they can get more frequent and more severe as the ocean temperature slowly rises.
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 4:07 PM   #13
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No politics please, more photos please.
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 11:09 PM   #14
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Looks like our weather here right now. Although, I know not as expected as here.

I keep teasing my mom that it never rains in southern California each time she tells me it's raining, yet again. Most unusual. This all, with the earthquakes in Haiti and all, sure makes you think about the power of Mother Nature.

Of course, I'm not looking forward to the west coast weather heading this way later in the week. It took me 1 1/2 hours to get to work Monday morning and an hour to get home that night. It's all so beautiful, but so dang cold and slippery and makes changes of plans right and left.

Sorry guys. It's just been one of those weeks.

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Old Jan 21, 2010, 12:44 AM   #15
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without getting tooo political....BTW they don't call it Global warming any more...its climate change.

How much is man made is the issue the world's finest are wrestling with. Is it 10%-50% or 80% due to man's activities.

personally i don't know..but as I see it both sides are entrenched as neither wants to be wrong. Its like religion..can't be proven either way..yet.

But I do know that majority of scientists of the day were the ones back when who thought the world was flat..it was a minority that had to prove otherwise.

QUOTE=penolta;1042328]GW, I don't know where you stand on the issue, but the people who won't accept global warming are the same kind who deny evolution and couldn't accept continental drift or even the fact that the earth is not flat (some even believed that photos from space were nothing more than a Hollywood put-on). The severity and tracks of this storm pattern are a direct result of ocean warming in the tropical Pacific - an El Niņo effect. There have been El Niņo episodes on and off for a long time, but they can get more frequent and more severe as the ocean temperature slowly rises.[/QUOTE]
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 1:26 PM   #16
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No 'puter.
No phone.
No access
No way home.

I've been going through withdrawal! Yesterday I left my phone at home. We drove the Jeep, so I didn't get too worried when I noticed about 10 that it was snowing a little higher than the freeway (there's webcams at several locations near where I live, what I use to keep an eye on the weather). Then at lunch there was an entry on CHP's website that they were escorting traffic on the I-5. Still not worried - they were doing that when I went home the day before. At almost 1 there was an entry saying they were going to check on closing it - ooops! We left immediately, hoping to beat the closure, but no such luck. We tried a back-way around the closure, but found a gate I hadn't noticed before blocking the entrance (couldn't even try to talk my way through).

So the big question - do we wait to see if they re-open it later and risk not being able to find a room anywhere convenient in case they don't? Or book into a room and commit to spending the night, hoping that it will be open in the morning. We got a room.

This morning the 5 was open and the question becomes deciding between going to work and running the risk of not getting home for a second night, or going home while the road was still open and taking the day off. With all the talk of "the worst is yet to come" and "snow levels will be falling", we went home.

Take another look at the grapevine picture above. Here's what it looked like this morning:



The car we drove to work Tuesday, and was only lightly coated with snow yesterday morning now looks like:



Our yard looks like:





And it's still snowing...

Penolta, stay safe - if the news folks are even half-way right, we could have an interesting day.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 5:07 PM   #17
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WOW...amazing...

I say gal..you gotta escape from that..and head NORTH for the winter
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 5:25 PM   #18
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LOL! I'm not so sure about that - my other half mentioned that going to Revelstoke might change your mind about which is better. And I understand Prince George isn't exactly warm, either.

The nice thing about here is that it won't last forever - by Sunday its supposed to be sunny. And it never stays around all that long. Hopefully we'll get some more storms, preferably spread out more and not in the middle of the day - we need all the wet stuff we can get as our water table is so low.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 5:31 PM   #19
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Well ok then...(now who's gotta be my photo teacher???)

The weird thing here is, this winter I haven't plowed my driveway ONCE!..I usually use a tractor for that..(its long) but not this year...I think back in 91, was the last time there was no snow on the ground in Feb 13, I have a job interview I came to from Chetwynd BC...and that's NORTH of Prince George a couple of hundred miles.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 6:21 PM   #20
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Penolta, stay safe - if the news folks are even half-way right, we could have an interesting day.
Harriet, the first wave of the fourth storm has passed at our section of the coast - flash flood warnings and high winds just to the south of us (and some to the North - Long Beach got hosed again), but all we got was some heavy rain. The sun is out now and I am siphoning out my backyard with garden hoses - if the next wave tonight (this is a two-part storm) is any heavier, it will be like bailing out the Titanic with a teacup! Only one tornado has been reported so far (in Ventura). A record low barometric pressure reading (for Southern California) was recorded at LAX this morning, nearly as low as in the eye of a Category 1 hurricane. Airports from Burbank to San Diego have reopened, but Phoenix is still closed, and the ripple effect of that closure has so many planes from cancelled flights sitting on the ground here that operations are severely disrupted. You know about the heavy mountain snow. Flooded streets and traffic accidents all over the place. As I type this a tornado warning has just been issued for the desert to the East, near Blythe. Yes, it is interesting - a good day to stay home - and it ain't over 'til it's over. . . .
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