HAVE ROGUE SCIENTISTS BOUGHT THE RAINS TO DROUGHT RIDDEN CALIFORNIA?
Haarp site Real or HOAX?
The following web site which I embedded in this page purports to be run by a team of rogue scientists who are trying to bust the man made drought in California by using HAARP technology. Just in case they are real, I embedded their site to auto load.
Here is what I see that could be amiss – First of all, they have ads already set up. How did that happen with a team of rogue scientists fighting for the cause of good? Second, the haarp area layouts are very familiar looking and in my opinion cover too broad an area to be caused by any team of rogue scientists. Third? If they are in California, how can they have a future effort planned for the midwest? This would require multiple transmitters that are very high power, how does a grass roots effort get their hands on something like that?
ANYWAY, I embedded their site to give it a good push and massive up front exposure. This is because: If they are a grass roots effort, they may be hoping to have the site go viral and the ads pay for their project. One thing is certain, if we do not see major rain action in California this December it will be a self proven hoax. I do not endorse this web site, but will say it is interesting to say the least and this embed will launch them viral instantly which would be important if they are real:
California braces for fiercest storm in 5 years
Doyle Rice, USA TODAY 12:35 p.m. EST December 11, 2014
A ferocious storm is forecast to batter California with drenching rain, heavy snow, pounding surf and howling winds through Friday.
The National Weather Service said the barrage is “expected to be one of the strongest storms in terms of wind and rain” since storms in October 2009 and January 2008.
Moderate rain and gusty winds began hitting Northern California late Wednesday. Officials in San Francisco, Oakland and Marin County said schools would be closed Thursday because of expected heavy rain and winds. San Francisco closed the Great Highway, a road that runs along the far western side of the city, next to the Pacific Ocean, also because of the risk of high winds and heavy rain.
Southern California saw dark clouds move in Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles County officials closed a pair of main roads around Castaic Lake, a state recreation area in mountains north of Santa Clarita, in anticipation of mud flow.
A system fueled by the “Pineapple Express” is delivering a steady stream of moisture directly from Hawaii to the West Coast starting Wednesday. Meteorologists describe the Pineapple Express as a long, narrow plume that pipes moisture from the tropics into the western United States.
A resident of Healdsburg, Calif., checks for people in a vehicle submerged in floodwaters. (Photo: Kent Porter, Santa Rosa Press Democrat via AP)
About 3-6 inches of rain is possible in parts of Northern California, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, AccuWeather said. Some spots could see as much as 9 inches of rain.
The rainfall could overwhelm waterways and road drainage systems, possibly leading to flash floods.
In the Sacramento area, strong winds expected with the storm — gusts as high as 60 mph — could take down outdoor holiday decorations.
“I’m not putting any of it up until after the storm because even though it’s pretty durable, it will just blow over,” Sacramento resident Tim Adams said.
People were advised to take down their holiday lights, especially inflatable decorations that are not properly anchored.
Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, issued a warning that the storm will present a risk of flash flooding and debris slides, particularly in the northern and southern areas of the state that had wildfires this year.
“Burned areas are especially at risk for debris slides. Even regions that don’t experience regular seasonal flooding could see flash flooding during this intense storm system,” he said in a statement.
The intense rain from this storm still won’t end the region’s drought, although it will be a major step in the right direction, AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
Runoff from the storm could cause streams to surge with high water before eventually emptying into lakes and reservoirs.
As much as 4 feet of snow could fall in the Sierra Nevada. A blizzard warning was posted for portions of the northern Sierra, where winds could rage to 80 mph with heavy, swirling snow. A winter storm warning is also in effect for the southern Sierra.
In some communities, groups opened shelters.
The weather service warned that travel in the northern Sierra will be “extremely dangerous” because of blizzard conditions: “Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded … stay with your vehicle.”
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The storm is expected to dump enough snow on California’s mountains that the state’s snowpack — currently only 35% of average for this time of year — could be at 75% or higher by this weekend.
California is bracing for one of the strongest storms since 2008. Residents worry the winds and rain could send their Christmas decorations flying. VPC
Oregon and Washington were the first to see the storm’s effects Wednesday. At least 24,000 customers had lost power by Wednesday afternoon because of the rain and wind in western Washington, with more outages and rough weather forecast through Thursday.
Oddly, along with the rain in Washington came warmth, as Sea-Tac Airport hit 66 degrees, the highest December temperature ever recorded there, according to the weather service.
‘Pineapple Express’ Brings Winds, Rain To Northern California
December 11, 201412:09 PM ET
Power outages, canceled ferry services, flight delays: Those are some of the effects of one of the windiest and rainiest storms in recent years to make their way across Northern California.
The National Weather Service issued flood warnings along the West Coast. Some parts of Northern California could get up to 8 inches of rain. Blizzardlike conditions and whiteouts are expected farther inland and at higher elevations. Here is what else residents can expect: flash floods, high winds and big waves.
Public schools in several cities in the Bay Area were closed.
KCBS reported that the “Napa, Russian, Navarro and Sacramento Rivers are forecast to peak above flood stage late Thursday or early Friday, adding up to 32 feet of water to their nearly dry banks as torrential rain reaches the watershed.”
But as Jeff Masters, co-founder of the Weather Underground website, noted, “The heavy rains will put a noticeable dent in the state’s three-year drought.”
The storm is being fueled by what’s known as a Pineapple Express. That, as we pointed out in 2010, is, in the words of the National Weather Service, “a humorous yet memorable phrase that is used to describe weather systems that have their moisture source in the tropics. For us, the source is close to Hawaii, which has a lot of pineapples!”
Tens of thousands without power as storm pounds Northern California with rain, gusty winds
Published December 11, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain.
In Santa Cruz, about an hour south of San Francisco, an elementary school student was trapped for about 15 minutes when an 80 foot tree fell on him, pinning his arm and shoulder until rescuers with chain saws cut it apart. He was taken to a hospital in good condition but likely a fractured arm, officials said.
Throughout the Bay Area, waves slammed onto waterfronts, ferries were bound to their docks, many schools canceled classes and the gusting winds had motorists tightly gripping their steering wheels on the Golden Gate Bridge, where managers created a buffer zone to prevent head-on collisions by swerving cars.
The iconic suspension bridge is engineered to swing in cross winds, and engineers were standing by, but “the concern we have right now is more about vehicles,” spokeswoman Priya David Clemens said.
Pacific Gas & Electric reported more than 80,000 outages due to a single flooded substation in San Francisco, and but blackouts were much more widespread; 226,800 customers were without power. The utility’s online map showed lights out over thousands of square miles, from Humboldt near the Oregon border to Big Sur on the Central Coast.
“It’s a two-pronged punch — it’s wind and rain. Once the ground gets saturated and the winds are howling, there’s a bigger chance of trees going down on power lines,” said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson in Monterey.
There were multiple accidents on flooded roads and highways, but no initial reports of serious injuries.
This “Pineapple Express” storm blowing southward down the coast was unusual not only for its force, but for its warmth: San Francisco was a balmy 60 degrees, about 5 degrees above average for this time of year, so many people were taking it in stride.
“I know it’s a big storm supposedly, but they’re treating it like it’s a hurricane,” said Malcolm Oubre, who works as an administrative assistant in San Francisco. It’s just “lots of rain, lots of wind.”
Commuters straggled into work. Most trains were delayed on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, which carries 400,000 riders daily through tunnels under the bay to the region’s urban core. Flooding closed the San Bruno station south of San Francisco, and a power outage closed the busy Montgomery station downtown.
Some ferry departures were canceled, keeping tourists from visiting Alcatraz Island, but others crossed the San Francisco Bay, despite waves that licked at the rails and rocked boats from side to side.
Many flights at San Francisco International Airport were delayed or canceled. Elaine Silver got in with her husband from Canada for a medical conference just ahead of the storm, after a 10-hour layover in Toronto due to snow. Then they woke up without power in their San Francisco hotel.
“This is a piece of cake,” she said, dressed in rain gear as they wandered around the abandoned city.
East Coast kids revel in snow days, but closures are rare on the West Coast, so the cancellation of Thursday’s classes was a novelty for dozens of schools in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz County.
Surfers welcomed the forecast of big, choppy waves with swells topping 15 feet, and ski resorts in the northern Sierra Nevada were hoping for more than 2 feet of snow.
Still, the storm rattled many people, and forecasters warned the impact could get worse. Mudslides were possible, especially in areas affected by this year’s wildfires, and with as much as 8 inches of rain falling, rivers and creeks were rising fast.
In California’s agricultural heartland, farmers need this good dousing — and many more — to make up for a severe drought caused by three consecutive dry years. This year’s above-average rainfall has been welcome, but even this storm alone won’t restore reservoirs to normal levels.
James McFarlane, a third-generation farmer in Fresno County, said the storm will provide “some Mother Nature-dictated time off out in the field,” but rain this time of year makes for bigger fruit and better prices.
Northern Californians were warned days in advance of the coming storm, and many got ready: By Wednesday night some stores announced they had run out of water, batteries and flashlights, and some cities tweeted that they had no sandbags or sand left.
High winds and heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, and the southward-moving storm was expected to pound parts of Southern California Thursday evening.
Riverside County authorities ordered everyone to evacuate an apartment complex in San Jacinto, concerned about potential mud flows.
Nevada and Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico could get rain and snow, but nothing like what California is seeing, forecasters said.