Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hurry, Just In Time For Christmas. As Seen On TV!

http://youtu.be/wIL42N-6PCI



I actually got to work with Bill Frenzer some years back on the Crazy Jay Show now part of  the Rocking Comedy Show. I always liked this Invisible Exerciser and still have two of them.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Humboldt County Raises $1-Million Dollars In Effort To Attract Second Airline

Press Release:

EUREKA, CA) - The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC) announced today that a giant step has been taken towards attracting more air service to the area — and bringing competition back to the Arcata Eureka Airport (ACV)— when a $1 million fundraising goal was reached today. The money will be used to support a new air carrier flying to a new hub airport until that route is self-supporting. RREDC and the County are now actively recruiting airlines and hope to have new service in place by spring 2013.
Photo from Humboldt.edu

“We all recognize that air service is a crucial link to the world for Humboldt County, just like the Internet and U.S. [highway] 101,” according to Don Ehnebuske, executive director of RREDC. “But like many people, we questioned why the community should raise funds to attract an airline to the area. After all, isn’t it their business to provide air service? However, when we started looking into it, we came to understand the huge payback for everyone in Humboldt County.”

Ticket prices shot up when Horizon ceased flights from ACV, leaving only one airline serving the area, and passengers began driving to other airports to take flights. Average one-way ticket prices to Los Angeles are now about $100 over the competitive fares of two years ago, costing the tens of thousands of passengers flying to LA millions of dollars a year. And there are about 50,000 fewer passengers flying from the airport every year, which dramatically reduces FAA construction funding available for local contractors and suppliers. The total loss to the community is at least $5 million per year by the most conservative estimates.

The $1 million raised came from the Department of Transportation, the Headwaters Fund and from over 70 local donors — businesses, tribes, individuals and local governments. The total local contribution was $250,000. That translates to at least $40 in reduced prices and construction jobs for every $1 invested by the community over the two-year agreement with a new airline.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sights and Sounds of the Pacific, College Cove

A few weeks back when we had some great weather, I was exploring the trails above College Cove just north of Trinidad State Beach. I wanted to capture the sights and sounds more than the photos seemed capable of so I tried out the video function on my new camera. Enjoy a minute and 40 seconds of wobbly hand held video looking down at the beach. The sound from my little camera made me want a Corona beer.
http://youtu.be/cV7vB_S8Lgg




Thursday, December 6, 2012

Doubling Down On The Contrails

For what ever reason they are doubling down on the contrails over the Humboldt County skies today. A few moments ago I took these pictures just south of Eureka near Humboldt Hill. So much for Mr. Sun today.



Sunday, December 2, 2012

High Water

Crannel Rd. near the Little River which dumps into the Pacific Ocean near Moonstone Beach.
A barn sits near the overflowing Mad River just west of U.S. 101.
An area of The Little River where it is overflowing it's banks into a cow pasture.
What is usually a small creek of a river, as it turns and goes under a private bridge just about a quarter mile before it dumps into the Pacific.

It was a really wet night with multiple road incidences all up and down the North Coast. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Flood Warnings For Del Norte and Humboldt Counties


LOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA, CA
943 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
CALIFORNIA...

  NAVARRO RIVER AT NAVARRO AFFECTING MENDOCINO COUNTY
  RUSSIAN RIVER NEAR HOPLAND AFFECTING MENDOCINO COUNTY
  EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE AFFECTING HUMBOLDT COUNTY
  VAN DUZEN RIVER NEAR BRIDGEVILLE AFFECTING HUMBOLDT COUNTY

MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS HUMBOLDT AND DEL
NORTE COUNTIES WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED OVER MENDOCINO COUNTY.
LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER FAVORED TERRAIN.
THIS AMOUNT OF RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MAJOR RISES ON THE NAVARRO...
RUSSIAN...EEL...AND VAN DUZEN RIVERS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR ACROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS. IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT
TWO FEET OF WATER TO FLOAT MOST VEHICLES. FOR AREA ROAD CONDITIONS...
CALL CALTRANS AT 1-800-427-7623.

STAY TUNED TO DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR
LOCAL TV OR RADIO STATIONS.

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY DECEMBER 2 AT 5 AM OR AS
WARRANTED BY CHANGING CONDITIONS.

&&

CAC023-021743-
/O.EXT.KEKA.FL.W.0010.121203T0430Z-121203T1815Z/
/FRNC1.1.ER.121203T0430Z.121203T0800Z.121203T1215Z.NO/
943 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE.
* FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO MONDAY MORNING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS
  CANCELLED.
* AT 9:15 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 20 FEET.
* RIVER WILL CREST NEAR 21 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT.
* IMPACTS...AT 20 FEET...EXPECT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF THE WESTERN
  PORTIONS OF CANNIBAL ISLAND ROAD...CAMP WEOTT ROAD...THE SALT AND
  OLD RIVERS AND ALL ADJACENT LOW LYING AREAS.


$$



Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA, CA
943 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN
CALIFORNIA...

  NAVARRO RIVER AT NAVARRO AFFECTING MENDOCINO COUNTY
  RUSSIAN RIVER NEAR HOPLAND AFFECTING MENDOCINO COUNTY
  EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE AFFECTING HUMBOLDT COUNTY
  VAN DUZEN RIVER NEAR BRIDGEVILLE AFFECTING HUMBOLDT COUNTY

MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS HUMBOLDT AND DEL
NORTE COUNTIES WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED OVER MENDOCINO COUNTY.
LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER FAVORED TERRAIN.
THIS AMOUNT OF RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MAJOR RISES ON THE NAVARRO...
RUSSIAN...EEL...AND VAN DUZEN RIVERS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR ACROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS. IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT
TWO FEET OF WATER TO FLOAT MOST VEHICLES. FOR AREA ROAD CONDITIONS...
CALL CALTRANS AT 1-800-427-7623.

STAY TUNED TO DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR
LOCAL TV OR RADIO STATIONS.

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY DECEMBER 2 AT 5 AM OR AS
WARRANTED BY CHANGING CONDITIONS.

&&

CAC023-021743-
/O.CON.KEKA.FL.W.0011.000000T0000Z-121202T2230Z/
/BRGC1.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
943 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE VAN DUZEN RIVER NEAR BRIDGEVILLE.
* UNTIL SUNDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:15 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 17 FEET.
* THE RIVER WILL CREST NEAR 17 FEET LATE SUNDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS...AT 17 FEET...FLOODING WILL BEGIN IN LOWER PORTIONS OF
  GRIZZLY CREEK STATE PARK AND ALONG RIVER BAR ROAD.

$$





Flood Warning

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
711 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

CAC015-023-021500-
/O.NEW.KEKA.FA.W.0002.121202T0311Z-121202T1500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HUMBOLDT CA-DEL NORTE CA-
711 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  WESTERN DEL NORTE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CRESCENT CITY...
  WESTERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SHELTER COVE...ORICK...HONEYDEW...
  EUREKA...

* UNTIL 700 AM PST SUNDAY

* AT 657 PM PST RADAR INDICATED MODERATE RAIN FALLING ACROSS COASTAL
AREAS OF HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING
OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES.
ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF
CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL RISE SHARPLY TONIGHT. SEVERE LOCALIZED
FLOODING WILL OCCUR AS CREEKS RAPIDLY EXCEED THEIR CHANNEL AND
CULVERT CAPACITIES. CULVERTS BLOCKED BY DEBRIS WILL LEAD TO ENHANCED
LOCAL FLOODING. ROCK AND MUDSLIDES WILL LIKELY OCCUR ABOVE ROADS IN
STEEP AREAS DURING HEAVIEST RAINFALL INTENSITIES.

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN LOW LYING AREAS AROUND HUMBOLDT
BAY TONIGHT...WITH WIDESPREAD PONDING WATER DURING PERIODS OF
HEAVIEST RAINFALL. URBAN AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE STREET FLOODING AS
STORM DRAIN CAPACITIES ARE EXCEEDED. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL
QUICKLY EXCEED THEIR CHANNEL AND CULVERT CAPACITIES CAUSING LOCALIZED
FLOODING. AREAS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN ARE JOLLY
GIANT...JACOBY...FRESHWATER...SALMON CREEKS...AS WELL AS ELK RIVER
AND NUMEROUS SLOUGHS AROUND THE BAY. HIGH TIDES COINCIDENT WITH
RISING STREAM FLOW WILL ENHANCE FLOODING IN LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS.

&&

LAT...LON 4200 12410 4185 12412 4146 12391 4121 12386
      4065 12412 4047 12413 4019 12399 4002 12396
      4002 12409 4008 12410 4025 12437 4043 12442
      4098 12413 4114 12418 4124 12412 4147 12407
      4172 12416 4177 12427 4200 12421

$$

BFG






Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
933 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

CAZ001>004-076-021345-
/O.CON.KEKA.FA.A.0003.000000T0000Z-121202T2000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-NORTH COAST INTERIOR-
UPPER TRINITY RIVER-MENDOCINO INTERIOR-
933 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...MENDOCINO COAST...MENDOCINO INTERIOR...NORTH COAST
  INTERIOR...REDWOOD COAST AND UPPER TRINITY RIVER.

* THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

* HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
  RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED ACROSS HUMBOLDT...
  DEL NORTE AND TRINITY COUNTIES WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED
  OVER MENDOCINO COUNTY. LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES
  POSSIBLE OVER FAVORED TERRAIN.

* LOCAL STREET FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN URBAN AREAS. SMALL
  STREAMS MAY OVER TOP THEIR BANKS AND FLOOD LOCAL ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
513 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

...POTENT PACIFIC FRONT TO BRING WINDS AND RAIN TONIGHT...

A STRONG PACIFIC FRONT WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS TO THE COASTAL AREAS
OF NW CALIFORNIA TONIGHT. THESE WINDS WILL SPREAD ACROSS INTERIOR
LOCATIONS AS WELL...WITH THE HIGHEST WINDS MAINLY REMAINING AT
ELEVATIONS ABOVE ABOUT 2000 FT. GUSTY WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN
VALLEY LOCATIONS AS WELL...BUT SHOULD REMAIN SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER
THAN THOSE ALONG RIDGES AND OVER PASSES. ALONG WITH THE WINDS WILL
COME COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RAIN...LEADING TO POTENTIAL LAND AND ROCK
SLIDES AND DOWNED TREES. THESE TYPES OF CONDITIONS WILL MAKE
DRIVING DIFFICULT AND MOTORISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE TRAVEL
PLANS AROUND THE WEATHER FORECAST. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ROAD
CONDITIONS CALL 1 800 GAS ROAD.

CAZ001-030115-
REDWOOD COAST-
513 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TONIGHT UNTIL 7 AM SUNDAY...
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A WIND ADVISORY IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.
A FLOOD WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

A WIND ADVISORY IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.
A FLOOD WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE REFER TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR
WEATHER.GOV/EUREKA.

$$



Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
513 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

...STRONG WINDS WILL IMPACT NW CALIFORNIA TONIGHT...

.STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPACT COASTAL AND INTERIOR AREAS
OF NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

CAZ001-021415-
/O.CON.KEKA.WI.Y.0013.121202T0300Z-121202T1500Z/
REDWOOD COAST-
513 PM PST SAT DEC 1 2012

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM
SUNDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45
  MPH. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST ON EXPOSED COASTAL HEADLANDS.

* LOCATIONS...COASTAL HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES.

* HIGHWAYS IMPACTED...101...199 AND 299. STRONG WINDS CAN MAKE
  DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL TREES AND BRANCHES MAY BE KNOCKED DOWN BY THIS STORM AND
CAN BE DANGEROUS WHEN THEY FALL ONTO CARS OR PEOPLE. AVOID
UNNECESSARY TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN TO PROVIDE
MORE REACTION TIME IN CASE THE ROAD IS BLOCKED BY A TREE.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS A LARGE
AREA.

&&

$$





Ignorance Is Strength

Wall St. Gets $16 Trillion We Get Nothing

What In The World Are They Spraying?

Some things don't add up

US Senator Joe Liberman, WTC 7 Did Not Occur

Architects and engineer’s upcoming documentary

Dr. Steven Jones part 2 of 2 on why steel buildings melt or the basics of Thermite