Bright Not

February 1, 2016

123243-5778393-6Sunshine clear and bright this early Monday on California’s north coast, and cold-as-shit, too. Supposedly, we were down to freezing just before sunrise. If not the coldest morning so far this year, has to be way-close.
A nice dust of frost on nearby rooftops, which quickly burned off.
The NWS warns of more rain tonight, and lightly-dusted snow levels of 1,500 to 2,500 feet, maybe even down to 500-1,000-feet in mountains in east Humboldt County — a weak storm front is to blame.

Not weak at all was the storm that crashed into Southern California yesterday, carrying winds exceeding 100-mph, trashing roads, generally blowing shit everywhere.
Reportedly, more fierce weather today, too, with more rain and more snow.

(Illustration found here).

And those gale-force winds supplied worse sad/odd tale yet of this El Niño season — from the LA Times this morning:

The winds were strong enough to uproot an 80-foot-tall tree in in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood that crushed three parked cars and one passing by on Ingraham Street near Fortuna Avenue, fatally injuring a person in the moving car.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joe Amador called the incident “unimaginable,” noting that the car could have easily missed the falling tree.
“Even five seconds one way or the other and this wouldn’t have happened,” Amador said.
“Our thoughts and hearts are with the family. We’re in the life-saving business and it’s hard when it doesn’t turn out that way.”

Indeed, as the winter of weird continues…so it goes…

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