It would seem my MacBook is on strike, today. It won’t turn on. Unfortunately, that is where I downloaded the Christmas Trees to post today. Why it is on strike is a good question. It could be the 4 times I’ve dropped it, over the last year, or it could be a cord that needs to be replaced, or it could be ?? In any event, I’m hoping it will somehow heal itself, and we can once again be partners. Until then, I am back on my iBook G4, kept around for back-up.
Thanks for sending this, Dave Allen!
From NOAA this afternoon (they were talking Friday through middle of next week):
“WHEREAS ALL AREAS WILL RECEIVE ALOT OF RAIN…IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WILL BE A 75-100 MILE WIDE AREA THAT WILL RECEIVE EXCESSIVE RAINFALL. THIS “HOSE” HAS BEEN CHANGING WITH EACH MODEL RUN…SO IT IS A LITTLE EARLY TO TELL DEFINITIVELY WHERE THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL BE.”
The weather guys said this, this morning: DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED THURSDAY WITH THE SHORTWAVE RIDGE. ENJOY THE DRY WEATHER BECAUSE THE DISTRICT WILL BE IN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF SYSTEMS TAPPING INTO SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE. THERE COULD BE PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AS WELL AS GUSTY WINDS STARTING ON FRIDAY…AND CONTINUING THOUGH AT LEAST THE EARLY PORTIONS OF NEXT WEEK.”
They also admit: “ITS ONLY TUESDAY SO WILL TRY TO KEEP THE HYPE METER IN CHECK…AS ITS OFTEN HARD TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS ONCE THE BALL GETS ROLLING….NONETHELESS POTENTIAL APPEARS VERY REAL TO SEE 5-10 INCHES OF RAINFALL BY EARLY NEXT WEEK…ESPECIALLY FOR THE SANTA CRUZ AND SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS PER CURRENT MODEL SOLUTION FROM THE GEM/ECMWF/GFS AND THESE NUMBERS COULD BE UNDERSTATED. NO DOUBT WE`LL SEE SIGNIFICANT RISES ON THE LARGE STEM RIVERS WITH RELATIVELY HIGH SNOW LEVELS ACROSS THE STATE. URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING SEEMS LIKELY AS WELL WITH WIND DAMAGE AND ASSOCIATED POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES ALL BEING LIKELY OUTCOMES BY EARLY NEXT WEEK. HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK HAS BEEN FRESHENED UP.”
So, batten down the hatches, stock up on supplies, and get ready, boys and girls. We could be in for a wild ride!