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Name: Peggy
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El Nino Keeps Getting Stronger...The LA Times.


The National Weather Service now expects El Niño to bring greater-than-average rainfall to virtually all of California, forecasters said for the first time Thursday.

The new forecast is significant because it raises the chance that El Niño will send big storms not only to Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area — as has already been forecast — but also to the mountains that feed California’s most important reservoirs, which fuel water for much of the entire state. California’s largest reservoirs, Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville, are in the northern edge of the state.

If patterns from previous strong El Niños repeat, “there will be a number of significant storms that will bring heavy rains. What that brings will be floods and mudslides,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center. “We’re more confident we’re going to be seeing El Niño through this winter."

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Oct 16, 2015, 12:00 AM (8 replies)

I just heard from my good friend DFW...

It seems that he has a friend at The Nation who asked him if he might have a caption for a cover picture. Turns out he did, and they used it on the cover.

Click the link to see:


Way to go, DFW!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Oct 11, 2015, 02:01 PM (39 replies)

Today's LA Times: About the massive El Nino that is too big to fail.

The link: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-massive-el-nino-is-now-too-big-to-fail-scientist-says-20151009-story.html

By Rong-Gong Lin II

An El Niño that is among the strongest on record is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean, and climate scientists say California is likely to face a wet winter.

“There’s no longer a possibility that El Niño wimps out at this point. It’s too big to fail,” said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge.

“And the winter over North America is definitely not going to be normal,” he said.

Just three weeks ago, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center raised the odds of California getting doused with a wetter-than-average winter. Southern California now has more than a 60% chance of a wet winter, a 33% chance of a normal winter and less than a 7% chance of a dry winter.

The importance of the El Niño storm of 1997-1998 is now coming into focus as scientists say the weather pattern is returning to Southern California with a vengeance.

The odds of a wet winter further north are increasing too. San Francisco has more than a 40% chance of a wet winter, 33% chance of a normal winter and less than a 27% chance of a dry winter.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 03:41 PM (11 replies)

I saw this on Facebook today..........

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 06:54 PM (15 replies)

I just spotted the Google Doodle for today! Have a look:


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Sep 28, 2015, 10:56 PM (4 replies)

In the LA Times today: What's behind Republican voters' support of Trump? Anger at Republicans.

By Mark Z. Barabak

After years of raging against President Obama, unhappy conservatives have a new target for their anger and disgust: the Republicans in Congress.

The GOP seized control of the House in 2010 and four years later took the Senate. Yet even with those majorities, Republican lawmakers have failed to achieve such conservative priorities as rolling back Obamacare, their derisive name for the national healthcare law, or cracking down harder on illegal immigration.

The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is no closer to being built – indeed, it may soon be dead – tough antiabortion legislation has languished in the Senate, and a fiercely disputed nuclear deal with Iran seems virtually certain to take effect, despite near-unanimous opposition from Republicans in Congress.

In short, as many see it, the promise of the 2010 tea party movement and its 2014 echo have been dashed on the marble steps of the Capitol.

The rest at the link: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-trump-congress-20150909-story.html
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:25 PM (4 replies)

An incredible video about the center of the universe!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Aug 20, 2015, 02:43 PM (43 replies)

I recently found this little treasure among my late parents' things.

It was made by my mom's younger brother and the cross-stitch was made by his wife, my aunt. It had been a Christmas present, and I felt that it needed to see the light of day. It had lived in a drawer for many years, maybe even decades. I felt so lucky to have found it!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 02:12 PM (4 replies)

Here's another great article on how to handle grief:


It is first rate.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 08:37 PM (8 replies)

This footstool was made by my parents...

My dad made the base and my mom embroidered the top...

I cannot get over just how beautiful it is. It was truly a labor of love.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Aug 10, 2015, 02:46 PM (20 replies)
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