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Quizbowl Competition Names: A Brief Census and Guide
2020.06.28 01:07 startaquizbowlteamQuizbowl Competition Names: A Brief Census and Guide
One consistent theme of posts in this subreddit is that there's no consistent name for "quizbowl"-like activities around the country. There are many regional variations on quizbowl and lots of different names given to quizbowl, which often results in some confusion. Thus, here is a brief overview of each of these names (feel free to add your own in the comments!) so that people can better understand where they come from and to what extent they comport with quizbowl more generally. Note that within all of these different names for quizbowl, the quality of the questions and competitions varies considerably. What matters is less what the competition is called and more what the format and the questions are. One of the biggest differences is the degree to which questions in different quizbowl competitions are pyramidal--that is, are constructed to avoid misleading players and to fairly distinguish between players with different levels of knowledge. You can read more about the concept of pyramidality here, but do note that some companies and places that claim to be "pyramidal" are not actually pyramidal in terms of how they write their questions. Everything here is just my opinion, of course. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Quizbowl or Quiz Bowl: this is the most common name for quizbowl competitions in general. Sometimes you might see "Academic Quiz Bowl" to signify that quizbowl is more academic than just trivia. Regardless, most of the time quiz bowl is some kind of buzzer-based competition in which players use a buzzer to signal when they're ready to answer a question. The extent to which a given quizbowl league or format is pyramidal though varies widely depending on the question writeprovider. Academic Bowl: This is another variation on the name "quizbowl" that varies a bit by region, but overall doesn't seem to be consistently in one area or another. Academic Challenge: Common in New Jersey, Ohio, Wyoming, and various smaller areas like Berks County, PA. Rules differ dramatically between local formats, though in general these are often not pyramidal. Academic Competition: Somewhat unique to Pennsylvania, with local counties sponsoring things like the Chester County Academic Competition. Academic Decathlon: A separate company that operates a separate competition that consists more of taking tests on specific subjects, though there is a "Super Quiz" portion that is somewhat quizbowl-ish. Pretty much a different thing entirely and not quizbowl. Academic League: Specific to a few counties like San Diego CA and Salem NJ but occasionally used in other areas. Often not pyramidal, though some specific academic leagues in San Diego have adopted pyramidal questions. Academic Olympics: Used in Reno, NV and Horry County, SC as well as a few other areas. Often includes a quizbowl-ish portion, but may have other events as well. Brain Bowl: Sometimes used in Florida, though it can also refer to specific competitions related to the human brain. Hi-Q: A relatively ancient (dating back to 1948) form of quizbowl that hasn't changed much since. Local to a few areas where a certain paper mill company was based (Green Bay WI, Delaware County PA, Northern Seattle, and Northern Alabama). It's Academic:A long-running TV quiz show with its own unique format. Used to be in a lot of cities, now limited mostly to the DC area. Knowledge Bowl: Common in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Colorado, Washington State, and some other places like the Mid-South. Usually uses questions from Academic Hallmarks, though that may change as the company has changed ownership recently. Often not pyramidal and may have written tests in addition to buzzer-based rounds. NAQT: NAQT is a specific question-writing company. It is not a specific format or type of question (a common misconception); NAQT questions can be used in a wide variety of formats. NAQT questions are always pyramidal, though they vary in length and difficulty depending on the specific type of set (some NAQT speed round questions can be 1-2 lines, though most used at weekend invitational tournaments are 3-4 lines). National Academic League: Specific to Utah, Wichita, and some other areas. Has a rather out-of-date website. Is decidedly not pyramidal. Quick Recall: Almost entirely a Kentucky-based name that comes from the Kentucky Governor's Cup competition. Quick Recall itself is slightly different than quizbowl and usually not as pyramidal, but sometimes this term is used to include any kind of buzzer-based competition in KY. Scholastic Bowl: Used primarily in Illinois for the state competition and in Virginia for their state competition as well. As of 2020, Illinois and Virginia's state competitions are pyramidal. Scholars Bowl: Tends to be most common in Kansas, Vermont, and the Deep South, though the formats greatly differ. Kansas Scholars Bowl is somewhat notorious as one of the most highly-regulated types of quizbowl in the country while Vermont and Alabama use NAQT questions with some small variations in format (i.e. like worksheets or different timing rules). [EDIT: as pointed out in the comments, this is also a very common name for quizbowl in Missouri] Subject-Specific Quizbowl: here you have things like Certamen for Latin, Science Bowl, National Ocean Science Bowl, National History Bee and Bowl, etc. Each of these formats differs in their level of pyramidality as well--NHBB tends to be very pyramidal while Science Bowl continues to have multiple-choice question tossups that are pretty much the opposite of pyramidal. Varsity Quiz: A long-running Las Vegas TV competition run by the Kiwanis. Hope this helps clear things up for people; feel free to add more local formats too!
2020.05.04 01:38 EleventhTry[EVENT] A Digital Future
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW, Washington, D.C. Although the United States is home to several, if not most of the world's largest information corporations and Americans being one of the most avid users in the world of the internet, we lack behind severely among other OCED nations in several sectors. Notably, millions of Americans lack access to high-speed internet, and in some places, internet at all. As the arrival of globalization and the dominance of the information-age unravels, there is an ever increasing need for Americans to be online. A report by the Federal Communications Commission in 2022 shows that roughly 92.8% of all Americans are connected to the internet, although there are several million in this number who do not have access to high-speed internet. Although having updated the definition of broadband in 2015, the Federal Communications Commission has again called for a review of this definition among other existing policies on the books. New Chairman Jessica Rosenworcel to many is a breath of fresh air to several critics of the FCC, as well as to economic analysts, information companies, and middle-class Americans. However, her bold stances do render her as a threat to many internet providers not seeking the best interests of Americans.
Bringing to the city of Seattle a limited 5G commercial network was CenturyLink which had started plans for an implementation of this in 2018. Although, only about 1/3rd of the city is covered by the network, with CenturyLink promising to get the rest of the city covered by the end of 2024. The success of this large leap has showed the possibility of spreading further 5G networks into larger American cities, but that will have to wait for the future. Although, CenturyLink is not alone in the pursuit of 5G networks, as AT&T, Verizon, and Frontier Communications have promised the arrival of a 5G network in the city's with their HQ. All 4 companies have announced plans towards implementing national 5G coverage by 2036 with 3/5ths of the United States to be fully covered with 5G access by 2030.
Although hopes were cut for many when Google announced it would no longer expand Google Fibre, this has been recently reversed. CEO of Google Inc. Sundar Pichai announced after the arrival of the 5G network in Seattle that this would be reversed, as Google put out invitations across the country to several metropolitan areas to deploy the fiber. Google has begun deployment of cable in these cities, which will fully connect their respective metropolitan areas by 2026.
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
San Jose, CA
Palo Alto, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Washington, District of Columbia + New Columbia
Des Moines, IA
This massive expansion will launch Google into being a much larger Internet Service Provider across the United States. Similarly, AT&T has announced their intentions to make further strides in the deployment of cable, planning to lay around 1,440 cumulative miles of fiber in the states of Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Arkansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. This ambitious plan to bring cable has been funded by both AT&T and the cities that it will run through and connect. Existing plans to complete this put 2029 as the end date. Helping to combat the costs, all 12 of the recently mentioned states will be issuing grants for the deployment of the fiber cable, at a total cost of $19 billion. This is to be received from newly imposed state taxes on sodas and alcohol, and a newly leveraged nation-wide federal tax rate for cigarettes to be listed:
Helping to fund this package, the federal tax rate for cigarettes will be raised from $1.01 per pack to $1.42 per pack.
Tennessee will raise its tax on beer from $1.17 per gallon to $1.32 per gallon.
West Virginia and Ohio will raise its tax on beer from $0.18 per gallon to $0.74 per gallon
Wisconsin and Missouri will raise its tax on beer from $0.06 per gallon to $0.64 per gallon.
Michigan will raise its tax on beer from $0.20 per gallon to $0.85 per gallon.
Indiana will raise its tax on beer from $0.12 per gallon to $0.68 per gallon. State-wide institution of a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax.
Pennsylvania will raise its tax on beer from $0.08 per gallon to $0.72 per gallon.
Arkansas will raise its tax on beer from $0.34 per gallon to $.0.99 per gallon. State-wide institution of a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax.
Illinois will raise its tax on beer from $0.23 per gallon to $0.89 per gallon. State-wide institution of a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax.
Kentucky will raise its tax on beer from $0.78 per gallon to $1.24 per gallon. State-wide institution of a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax.
Ohio will raise its tax on beer from $0.18 per gallon to $0.68 per gallon. State-wide institution of a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax.
Iowa will raise its tax on beer from $0.19 per gallon to $0.70 per gallon. State-wide institution of a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax.
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Jessica Rosenworcel publicly announced changes to existing guidelines following a 2021 Broadband Progress Report. These changes will move existing required download speeds for classification as broadband from downloads speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps to download speeds of 40 Mbps and upload speeds to 5 Mbps. Rules regarding net neutrality will be congressionally set to as they were in the Open Internet Order back in 2010 following an act proposed by Representative Kennedy III, (D-MA)
2020.01.10 06:00 assessment_bot[ Fatal(3) ] [ 11/26/2019 ] CIRRUS SR-22, North Las Vegas/ NV
On November 26, 2019, at 1730 Pacific standard time, a Cirrus SR-22 airplane, N7GA, was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain about 10 nm miles north of the North Las Vegas Airport (VGT), North Las Vegas, Nevada. The private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to Baron Von Speed LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Dark night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight which originated from Lake Havasu, Arizona, about 1643, with an intended destination of VGT. Review of preliminary radar data depicted the airplane on a northwesterly heading at an altitude of 6,500 ft mean sea level (msl). The airplane maintained this altitude for most of the flight. At 1724:29, a left turn to a westerly heading was initiated, where the airplane remained for about 1 minute until it made a right turn to a northwesterly heading. About 1 minute, 18 seconds later, the airplane turned to a northerly heading for about 1 minute, 24 seconds, and subsequently returned to a northwesterly heading, where it remained until radar contact was lost 2 minutes later in the area of Gass Peak. Examination of the accident site by representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the airplane impacted terrain about 400 ft below the summit of Gass Peak. The wreckage was fragmented and mostly consumed by a post impact fire. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.
2019.12.10 06:34 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (December 9)
2013: Strong offshore winds peaked at 86 mph at Fremont Canyon (Santa Ana Mnts., Orange County). 2009: Bishop Airport recorded an overnight low of 5° F. This was a record low for the day breaking the previous record low of 8° F set on this date in 1947. It was also the coldest overnight low of any day since it was 1° F here on January 14, 2007. 2008: High pressure rebuilt over the central California interior, bringing more dense fog to the central and southern San Joaquin Valley. The worst dense fog conditions were prevalent during much of the overnight and morning hours on December 9, 10, 11, and 12, when visibilities were lowered to near zero in some areas due to very dense fog. 2007: Interstate-5 over the Grapevine was shut for a time overnight last night into this morning at the 4300 foot elevation (1,000 feet lower than Frazier Park) due to snowfall. 2007: A snow storm on 12.8 and on this day was nothing unusual except in the San Jacinto Mountains 17" fell in Pine Cove. 2003: Gusty southeast wind associated with a rain band swept through northern Kings County and into central Fresno County during the mid-evening hours of the 9th. Minor roof damage occurred in Kings County around 2040 PST and 7 weakened power poles were downed in West Fresno along Highway 99 with the sharp gusts. Over 5,000 local utility company customers were without power after 2100 hours on the 9th due to the wind damage. In the Southern Sierra Foothills and Tulare County Foothills some tree limbs were broken as speeds reached 51 mph and 34 mph, respectively. In the higher terrain of the Tulare County Mountains, a mesonet site had sustained wind of 33 mph with an isolated gust of 58 mph at 1121 PST on the 10th. 1998: Santa Ana winds started on this day and ended on 12/10. Gusts reached 101 mph at Modjeska Canyon, 93 mph at Fremont Canyon, 52 mph in Santa Ana, and 83 mph in Ontario. Across the northern Inland Empire numerous downed trees and powerlines were reported and power was knocked out to 180,000 customers. Seventeen trucks were blown over along Interstate15 and Highway 60. Blowing dust forced the closure of Ontario International Airport. 1995: A powerful storm system moved through the Bay Area with widespread winds over 40 mph with a max wind gust to 135 mph. These strong winds caused major damage to the Arboretum and many trees in Golden Gate Park. 1985: Strong storm winds of at least 35 mph hit the San Diego County coast. Several boats in Mission Bay were capsized. Numerous trees were downed causing power outages, one on a car on Hwy. 163, another on a parked car in Coronado. 1982: Heavy rain in eastern San Diego County that started 12.8 ended on this day. Flooding resulted, and it was disastrous in Ocotillo. 1978: Highest barometric pressure ever at Fresno tied, 30.64" (also set on February 1, 1916 and December 25, 1932). 1972: The morning low at Portola was -28° F and at Truckee it was -22° F. The morning low of –16° F at Reno, NV, remains the record low for the month of December at Reno, NV. 1972: Lowest ever in December, Lodgepole (Sequoia NP) had -16° F, and Grant Grove, -4° F. 1965: Daggett, CA, recorded 1.01" of rain which was the second greatest one day total in December. 1963: Heavy snow fell in the mountains of Southern California. Five were killed and six were injured. Highways were blocked. 1960: It was -14° F in Big Bear Lake, the lowest temperature on record for December. 1938: It was 92° F in Escondido, the highest temperature on record for December. 1918: 12" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe). 1898: A waterspout was observed off Mt. Soledad – La Jolla and Pt. Loma for 10 minutes. This was considered the first such thing in history on this stretch of coast. Heavy rain caused the railroad to be washed out and a half mile of it was covered in mud in Rose Canyon, near Pacific Beach. A trestle in Chollas valley was washed out, causing “several hundred dollars” in damage. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
2019.12.07 07:56 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (December 5)
2013: The long duration hard freeze across the San Joaquin Valley during the period December 4-9 resulted in extensive crop damage, especially to the citrus crop. Local estimates were eventually reported as being $441 Million as reported by California Citrus Mutual. Record low minimum temperatures were reached at Hanford, Madera, and Merced due to an intrusion of Arctic air from Canada. A near record low was reached in Fresno with a temperature of 29° F. 2013: An intrusion of Arctic air brought brutally cold overnight low temperatures to the Owens Valley and Mojave Desert regions. Big Pine Creek in Owens Valley recorded an overnight low of -20° F. Cima (between Interstates 15 & 40 in San Bernardino Co.) recorded an overnight low of 18° F. 2010: A developing Pacific storm dropped south from the Gulf of Alaska on December 3rd-4th, strengthening the ridge and bringing warmer temperatures to the region. Fresno reached a high of 64° F on the 4th, and the average temperature for the date of 57° F was 10 degrees above normal. The high at Bakersfield on the 4th also was 64° F. The center of the storm remained offshore on December 5th, generating strong southerly winds over interior central California. Winds downsloped through the Grapevine into the south end of the San Joaquin Valley, with a spotter estimating gusts of 60-70 mph near the Interstate 5-Highway 99 split, and Meadows Field in Bakersfield had gusts to 41 mph. The downslope winds also warmed Bakersfield to a high of 69° F. 2007: Surf with highest sets to 18 feet struck the coast of San Diego County (10 feet in Orange County) on this day and on 12.6. Highway 101 in Cardiff was inundated with minor flooding. The Imperial Beach Pier sustained minor damage. 2002: The morning of the 5th had some very dense, but patchy fog. A 9-vehicle pile-up occurred near Los Banos in Merced County on Highway 152 around 8:35 AM PST that killed one and injured 3 others. 2000: During the period from December 2nd-6th, a dense late night and early morning fog regime established itself in the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley. Visibilities during the hours between midnight and 0900 PST were often below 1/4-mile in dense fogwith California Highway Patrol "pacing" traffic on major highways. 1998: A funnel cloud was observed two miles southwest of Imperial Beach. 1997: In heavy rain, a car hydroplaned off Interstate-5 near Lebec into a swollen creek adjacent to the road. Before a rescue could be accomplished one of the vehicle's occupants was swept downstream. 1997: 14" of snow fell at Mammoth Lakes Ranger Station. 1992: A big storm that started on 12.4 and ended on 12.7 brought rainfall from 0.5" at the coast to up to six inches of precipitation in the mountains. 1.65" fell in Coronado, 1.60" in Vista, 1.42 in Fallbrook, 1.32" in Escondido, and 1.15" in San Diego. Flooding in Tijuana killed four and left hundreds homeless. 6" to 2 feet of snow fell in the mountains. Local flooding, mud slides, standing water, and road closures resulted. 1989: An afternoon high of 86° F in Campo tied a record for the month previously set in 1950. 1987: A cold front crossing the Pacific Coast brought heavy rain on 12.4 and on this day. Mt. Wilson was drenched with 2.17" in six hours. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 55 mph at Newport Beach. Gale force winds battered the coast with speeds exceeding 40 mph, causing tree damage and power outages. 1972: Reno, NV, recorded a low temperature of -12° F. At Carson City, NV, the morning low was -11° F. 1967: Big Sur had a high temperature of 75° F -- a record for the month. 1966: Heavy rain drenched the region, even the mountains, from 12.2 to 12.7. Storm totals for the period: 27.79" in Lake Arrowhead (believed to be a 100 year rainfall), 23.73" in Palomar Mountain, 18.72" in Big Bear Lake, 17.85" in Idyllwild, 9.14" in San Bernardino, 7.63" in Redlands, 6.21" in Santa Ana, 5.19" in Riverside, 2.99" in San Diego, 2.73" in Palm Springs, but only 0.66" in Victorville and 0.28" in Barstow! At least two homes were destroyed by floods and debris flows in Mill Creek Canyon. Debris flows and floods damaged homes and roads in Wrightwood and Lytle Creek. Homes and businesses were flooded in Redlands and Palm Springs. Many roads across the region were flooded and washed out. Scuba divers could not recover a Montclair man believed drowned in floodwaters. Strong storm winds caused power outages. On this day 6.66" of precipitation fell in Idyllwild, the greatest daily precipitation amount on record. 1959: Strong Santa Ana winds across Southern California downed trees and utility lines, un-roofed multiple structures and destroyed several parked aircraft. 1958: It was 85° F in Victorville, the highest temperature on record for December. 1951: Lodgepole received 19" of snow; Huntington Lake recorded 11". 1951: A peak wind gust of 68 mph in Las Vegas, NV, set the highest reading recorded in December. 1945: 21" of snow fell at Truckee. 1909: 10" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV, (east shore Lake Tahoe). Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
2019.12.07 06:21 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (December 4)
2017: Strong sundowner and Santa Ana winds persisted across Southern California for two weeks. Northerly wind gusts between 65 and 85 mph were reported at a few locations sometime during the two weeks. On this day, the Thomas fire sparked to life just north of Santa Paula. Over the next few weeks it burned over southwest Ventura and southeast Santa Barbara Counties and became California’s largest wildfire, burning 281,893 acres. It destroyed at least 1,063 structures and damaged 280 others. One firefighter and one civilian died. 2014: On the morning of December 4th, the FAA issued a limited ground stop for McCarran International Airport due to dense fog. A total of 15 flights were cancelled that day and 116 departures were delayed. 2014: A Pacific storm brought moderate to heavy rain on 12/3 and on this day across the Southern California region. Two-day rainfall totals of one to 2" were recorded west of the mountains, while the southern slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains got up to 5" of rain (isolated amount of 14.5" at Yucaipa Ridge). Flooding resulted, with mud, debris and water closing several roadways and stranding vehicles. On this day mud with debris ten feet high piled up on Soboba Road north of San Jacinto. A swift water rescue was needed. 2013: An intrusion of Arctic air that arrived from Canada brought a string of several cold mornings in these locations. Record low temperatures were reached in Madera and Merced on the morning of this date due to this intrusion. 2000: During the period from December 2nd-6th, a dense late night and early morning fog regime established itself in the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley. Visibilities during the hours between midnight and 0900 PST were often below 1/4-mile in dense fogwith California Highway Patrol "pacing" traffic on major highways. 1997: Pre-frontal winds downed 10 power poles in the Bear Valley area of the Tehachapi Mountains. Gusty wind to 40 mph on the Southern San Joaquin Valley floor downed numerous trees and powerlines in and around Bakersfield. 1992: A big storm that started on this day and ended on 12/7 brought rainfall from 0.5 inch at the coast to up to 6" of precipitation in the mountains. 1.65" fell in Coronado, 1.60" in Vista, 1.42" in Fallbrook, 1.32" in Escondido, and 1.15" in San Diego. Flooding in Tijuana killed four and left hundreds homeless. Local flooding, mud slides, standing water, and road closures resulted. 6"-24" of snow fell in the mountains. 1987: A cold front crossing the Pacific Coast brought heavy rain on this day and on 12.5. Mt. Wilson was drenched with 2.17" in six hours. 1.02" fell at LA between 5 and 7 pm and rain rates of 1" per hour were reported for a time at John Wayne Airport. 0.61" fell in 30 minutes in San Diego all on this day. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 55 mph at Newport Beach. Gale force winds battered the coast with speeds exceeding 40 mph, causing tree damage and power outages. Flooding in downtown LA prompted some evacuations. Flooding, including water into some houses, was reported in Fallbrook. More flooding was reported all across San Diego County, including downtown San Diego, where numerous motorists were trapped in their vehicles. A mudslide closed Valley Center Road and Lake Wohlford Road. In Westminster winds gusted up to 60 mph and damaged 40 mobile homes, nine of which were ripped out of the ground, and left 24 people homeless. Boats were shaken loose from their moorings. Lightning struck a radio tower in Newport Beach, knocking the station off the air, and knocked out power to the area. Winds knocked down power lines in Newport Beach. 1983: Deepening low pressure dropped 2-4 feet of snow in the Sierra, with reports of 17.5" at Lodgepole and 10" at Grant Grove. Gusts over 60 mph caused blowing snow and near zero visibility. 1979: Temperatures soared in the valleys. Ramona reached 94° F, El Cajon 93° F, Alpine and Vista 90° F. This is the only time Alpine and Vista have reached 90° in December, and one of only three times Ramona and El Cajon have reached 90° or higher in December. It was 69° F in Big Bear Lake, the highest temperature on record for December. This also occurred four days later on 12.8.1979. 1974: Heavy rain that began on 12.3 ended on this day. There was considerable flooding of low lying areas of Orange County. 1972: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was -2° F. 1966: Heavy rain drenched the region, even the mountains, from 12.2 to 12.7. Storm totals for the period: 27.79" in Lake Arrowhead (believed to be a 100 year rainfall), 23.73" in Palomar Mountain, 18.72" in Big Bear Lake, 17.85" in Idyllwild, 9.14" in San Bernardino, 7.63" in Redlands, 6.21" in Santa Ana, 5.19" in Riverside, 2.99" in San Diego, 2.73" in Palm Springs, but only 0.66" in Victorville and 0.28" in Barstow! At least two homes were destroyed by floods and debris flows in Mill Creek Canyon. Debris flows and floods damaged homes and roads in Wrightwood and Lytle Creek. Homes and businesses were flooded in Redlands and Palm Springs. Many roads across the region were flooded and washed out. Scuba divers could not recover a Montclair man believed drowned in floodwaters. Strong storm winds caused power outages. 1958: Priest Valley (Monterey Co.) had a high temperature of 83° F just one day after hitting the same mark. 1958: The Coachella Valley was unusually warm on this day, with the city of Indio setting a record high for December, with a reading of 96° F. Idyllwild reached 82°, which is a daily record for the month. Interestingly, Idyllwild has only recorded three 80-degree days in December since 1943, all of which occurred on consecutive days in 1958 (2/2 to 2/4). It reached 80° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for December. It was also 80° F in Palomar Mountain the previous day on 12.3.1958. 1958: A winter season heat wave brought monthly record high temperatures to the Central Coast. It was 92° F in San Luis Obispo and 87° F in Paso Robles, both record highs for any day in December. 1945: 23" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe), with 10" of snow being reported at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe). 1873: 2.52" of rain fell in San Diego, the 9th greatest daily rainfall amount on record. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
2019.11.30 23:11 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (November 30)
2012: A relatively warm winter season storm dropped 4.56" of rain to Wawona, 3.70" to Tuolumne Meadows, 3.61" at Mariposa, 2.59" at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley, and in the San Joaquin Valley, 0.86" at Mendota and 0.62" at Fresno, setting a record for the date. Highway 49 was closed due to flooding near Mariposa. There were other reports of road flooding in the San Joaquin Valley. 2011: An early-season winter storm raked the Mojave Desert with powerful winds. Bishop was hammered with sustained winds of 35-45 mph with gusts to 60 mph which resulted in trees and powerlines being reported down throughout town as well as blowing dust. The 60 mph wind gust set an all-time record high wind speed for the month of November. Lone Pine was raked by 55-60 mph winds which knocked out power for 30 minutes and created dust storms reducing visibility down to 1-1.5 miles. A large metal mile marker was knocked down in Death Valley along Highway 190 west of Death Valley Junction. Bicycle Lake Army Airfield on the post of Fort Irwin recorded a peak wind gust of 74 mph with sustained winds at 58 mph. A gas station sign was bent over and damaged by high winds which also knocked over a wooden sign. There were scattered reports of trees uprooted or knocked down throughout the Las Vegas area. 2011: A strong upper-level trough approached the central California interior on November 29th, destabilizing the airmass and reducing the San Joaquin Valley fog. A tight surface pressure gradient developed over California, resulting in northeast winds gusting over 60 mph across the Southern Sierra Nevada. High winds developed on November 30th which is a relatively rare phenomenon known as a Mono Wind Event across the Sierra Nevada. This event continued into the first two days of December and caused extensive tree damage across much of the Southern Sierra Nevada. 2007: Heavy rain from cutoff low with a tropical connection produced up to 6" of rain at Palomar Mountain and Forest Falls on this day and on 12/1. A debris flow (including large trees) over the Poomacha Burn area buried a house in mud, and caused serious damage to several vehicles and highway 76. The flow was estimated at 15 feet high and 150 to 200 feet wide. This same storm produced 2.53" of rain in Ramona, a one-day record for November. 2006: Strong surface high pressure over Idaho brought an unseasonably cold airmass to the central California interior. Sub-freezing temperatures occurred in the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley late in the evening of the 28th and continued in some areas as late as December 8th. The coldest reading was 25° F in Hanford (Kings County) on the morning of the 29th. Cold weather extended into the first widespread killing frost of the season for the Kern Deserts on the morning of the 30th. 2004: Vallejo had a low temperature of 30° F. 2004: The first killing frost in the Kern Deserts occurred on the mornings of the 29th and 30th when minimum temperatures plummeted to 13° F to 16° F in many of the coldest locations. China Lake had a record low temperature of 13° F and 16° F on the 29th and 30th, respectively. 2002: A fast moving rain storm produced just over half an inch of rain over North Las Vegas, NV. The runoff in the cities drainage system caused flash flooding which trapped four homeless men. One man drowned and another was injured. 1997: A waterspout was reported 6 miles south of Newport Beach. 1982: 26" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe), with 22" of snow reported at Truckee. 1982: A big storm that started on this day and ended on 12/1 brought widespread record rains and strong winds. 50 to 65 mph gusts were measured along the coast along with 1"-5" of rainfall. 1.96" of rain fell in LA on this day, a daily record. On this day the LAX airport recorded a wind gust of 60 mph. The strong winds toppled thousands of trees, 900 within the L.A. city limits alone. Power disruptions caused by the storm impacted 1.6 million homes. Along the beaches wind driven waves combined with high tides to produce major beach erosion along the coast. In Malibu, one home was lost and several were damaged by the waves. Twelve people were killed by the storm. 1980: Laguna Beach recorded a record low temperature for the month with a value of 28° F. 1972: Fresno had a high temperature of only 44° F, lowest on record for the month of November. 1970: A series of storms struck the region from 11.25 to this day following large destructive wildfires in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains earlier in the fall. 9.17" of precipitation fell in Lake Arrowhead, 7.22" in Lytle Creek, 5.11" in Big Bear Lake, 5.02" in Palomar Mountain, 3.56" in San Bernardino, 2.63" in Redlands, 2.51" in Santa Ana, and 2.05" in San Diego. Flooding inundated streets and highways in the Rancho Cucamonga area. At least 60 homes were damaged by floods and debris flows. On this day a waterspout and three small funnel clouds were reported six miles west of San Diego. 1952: Heavy rain dropped almost 1" in Upland. Street flooding was reported in Upland and homes were flooded in Ontario. 1932: Fresno received 0.3" of rain. This is the latest occurrence of the first measurable rain of the water season on record. 1922: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was 8° F. 1911: A low of 23° F set a monthly record for November in Indio. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
2019.11.26 19:43 TheFa11en1~$1800 USD PC for gaming.
>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.** Playing new and old games. COD MW ,Need for Speed Heat, WoW, Diablo, Minecraft, Killingfloor 2, City Skylines, and various other games. Want to play them as smoothly as possible. Also enjoy creating maps in WC3 and plan on doing so in WC3 reforged also. Want to do VR down the road. Watching movies and videos while playing games. >**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?** ~1800 >**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.** Ready to purchase now. Can wait for black friday/ cyber monday if needed. >**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)** Tower, copy of windows 10, 2 monitors. >**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?** US - NV - Las Vegas Yes >**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.** mouse - CORSAIR M65 ELITE RGB - white Keyboard - Ducky 2 Skyline Double shot PBT mechanical Keyboard Headset - HyperX Cloud ALpha - white and purple Storage - 2 Samsung 860 EVO PRO SSD 256GB - 2.5 Inch SATA 3 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology (both from a previous build but will be formating both for the new build.) >**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?** Dont feel its needed. >**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)** A 1tb SSD. I like to watch things while i grind in games so 2 monitors are needed. they done have to be the same monitor if that helps. Just a great primary monitor and a good secondary. Identical ones is great too >**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?** Purple white is my only preference but if its too limiting then Flat black is ok was looking at this tower - BitFenix Computer Case BFC-NEO-100-WWWKP-RP White and Purple - but if its too small im open to changes. >**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?** Yes need a copy no preferences. >**Extra info or particulars:** i have had a desktop for years but it is so obsolete that i cant upgrade one thing without building a new computer. ive used 2 monitors for a long time and ive grown accustomed to it but also those monitors are obsolete.
2019.11.24 20:36 plead_tha_fifthMost likely going to miss my arraignment date, how do i proceed?
Bit of backstory, I was visiting my brother in Las Vegas, NV, over the summer and a little over a month ago I received my first speeding ticket (cited for 30 in a 25, actual speed 40, which is listed on the ticket). I have since returned to my home state. After hearing about ticket busting sevices where they take your speeding tickets and knock them down to non-moving violations i decided to give it a shot, but i waited a bit too long. my ticket shows an arraignment date for the 25th (what even is an arraignment??) and after calling the company on the 19th I was told that the timing shouldn't be a problem and they only take 24 hrs to process new clients and that i could simply send them an email with a photo of the ticket attached. On the 20th i sent them the email and after not hearing back i followed up with another phonecall on the 22nd where they told me they never received the email and that i could instead send it via text message and that there was still enough time to do so. so i did just that and called back a few hours later to confirm they received the text message and they said they did so i thought great. however after not hearing back from anyone friday or saturday i called again this morning to make sure things were going to stay on track but they informed me that the attorney wasn't even going to be in the office today and they will get back to me tomorrow (after my scheduled arraignment). Am i just SOL? what are my options? should i just have the ticket paid today online or something Edit: decided to not take any risks and paid the ticket off over the phone
2019.11.14 12:09 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (November 14)
2014: A weak disturbance moved through across southern California on November 13 and 14 but brought only mid and high clouds across central California with some virga. Despite this disturbance, dense fog formed in the San Joaquin Valley during the morning hours of the 14th. Visibility was less than 1/4 mile at many locations including Madera, Fresno, Visalia, Hanford, and Lemoore. At times visibility was less than 200 feet. 2004: Dense Fog lowered visibility to much less than 1/4-mile over widespread areas of the Central and South San Joaquin Valley during the early morning hours from the 14th through the 17th. One indirect fatality occurred in Kings County from the dense fog on the14th. 2001: The second winter storm of the winter season brought anywhere from 8" to 17" of snow to elevations above 6500 feet in the Southern Sierra Nevada to the Kern County Line in Central California in less than 14 hours. 2000: 8" of new snow fell at Ostrander Lake in the Southern Sierra Nevada with a water equivalent of 0.75". 1998: One of the states's worst multiple vehicle accidents occurred in dense fog beginning at 0850 PST Saturday, November 14. Over 74 vehicles, including 19 tractor-trailer rigs, were involved within a 1-mile stretch of State Highway 99 approximately 2 to 3 miles southeast of Kingsburg in Tulare County. There were 2 fatalities, and 51 injuries, 10 of those critical, of the 132 people involved. Dense fog advisories had been issued along with short term forecasts beginning at 1600 PST Friday afternoon. California Highway Patrol had been issuing statements about the dangers of dense fog specifically within the preceding 48 hours before the accident(s). Within Fresno County another 8 accidents occurred due to excessive speed in dense fog from the time period from 0710 to 0955 PST. While two of these accidents occurred in rural Fresno County, 6 of them occurred along Highway 99 between Herndon and Shaw in Northwest Fresno. The number of vehicles involved varied from 2 to 6 at each of these accident sites (the largest involving 6 cars at Highway 99 and Herndon Ave at 0725 PST). The number of vehicles involved through the Fresno area was 30 with 22 injuries reported. On State Highway 198 approximately 2 miles west of Highway 99 in Tulare County over 8 vehicles, including 2 tractor-trailer rigs,were involved in another area of fog-related accidents around 0830 PST. There were at least 5 injuries from this series of accidents. M42VE, F69VE 1995: Daggett, CA, recorded a high temperature of 85° F, setting a daily record. 1964: A trace of snow was reported in Alpine, the earliest measurable snowfall on record. Trace amounts of snow also occurred in Campo. This was one of only two times snow has been recorded there during November. 1955: Storm system generated gusty winds in the Kern County deserts blowing down TV aerials and sand-blasting cars in Randsburg. In the Tehachapis, road were closed due to snow. 1949: First day with dense fog observed this month in Fresno. There were a total of 14 days this November in Fresno, a record for the month. 1946: 11" of snow was reported at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe). 1933: It was 100° F in Santa Ana, the latest date in the season to record 100° F or higher. 1931: 14" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe). 1916: Petaluma had a low temperature of 20° F -- a record for the month. 1909: 10.5" of snow fell at Reno, NV. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
On October 23, 2019, at 1553 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 II Raven, N225JM, sustained substantial damage after impacting terrain following an auto-rotation in Las Vegas, Nevada. Binner Enterprises LLC, owned the helicopter and Airwork Las Vegas was operating the helicopter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The airline transport pilot and passenger survived the impact, but later succumbed to their injuries. The personal local flight departed from North Las Vegas Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada, about 1535. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. The pilot had called Airworks, the fixed based operator (FBO) that rented the helicopter, in the early afternoon on the day of the accident. During the call he asked the office personnel if the R-44 was available to rent that afternoon. One of the schedulers responded that the helicopter was undergoing maintenance and the pilot stated that he would stop by the office anyway to check if the maintenance was done and put money on his account. The pilot and passenger arrived about 10 minutes later. The pilot asked why the helicopter was in maintenance and the office personnel told him that an earlier flight was canceled because that pilot had found sediment in the fuel tanks. The accident pilot stated that he was happy to wait and about 20 minutes later, the certified flight instructor (CFI) that had canceled that earlier flight called stating that the maintenance was done and the helicopter was ready to fly. The pilot and passenger planned to take an hour flight since they needed to return the helicopter back to the FBO for a tour scheduled at 1900 (see picture 01 to see location of accident site in reference to departure airport). A witness, who was additionally a pilot, stated that he observed the helicopter while riding a motorcycle southbound on Blue Diamond road. He witnessed the helicopter about 1 to 2 seconds before impact and the accident sequence. He initially saw the helicopter in the upper right-corner of his vision at an estimated 100 to 200 feet agl in a nose-up attitude and in a very steep descent angle heading opposite in his direction of travel. He estimated the helicopter was moving about the same speed as the traffic (about 50 mph), because the closure rate seemed similar to the northbound automobiles. He witnessed the helicopter impact the ravine adjacent to the road (about 200 feet ahead of him and 100 feet to the right) and break apart on impact. A review of the preliminary radar track data (see picture 02) indicated that after departure, the helicopter departed and continued west-southwest toward the Red Rock Retention Basin checkpoint. After the track cleared the Class Bravo airspace the returns showed a left 360 orbit over Blue Diamond road, consistent with the pilot circling over a remote control (RC) airpark and the Desert Sportsman's Rifle Club. Thereafter the radar showed a track consistent with the helicopter loosely following the road around Calico Basin and climbing up to 4,700 feet mean seal level (msl), equivalent to about 400 feet above ground level (agl). The helicopter then made a left turn and serval maneuvers over the Red Rock National Conservation Area including a possible touchdown where the forward airspeed speed was reduced to 0 kts. After making serval low-level maneuvers, the track was consistent with the helicopter adjoining Blue Diamond road and following the road heading north-northeast. The last radar hit was at 1553:23 and located on the road about 1 nautical mile (nm) west-southwest from the accident site. The last 30 seconds of the track revealed the helicopter was following the road with an airspeed of about 120 to 100 kts at an altitude between 500 to 700 feet agl. The accident site was located in the desert terrain about 10 nm from the departure airport on a bearing of 250. The wreckage was found distributed in a ravine over a 200 foot distance on a median magnetic bearing of about 070 (see picture 03). The ravine and debris field ran parallel to the road and was located about 4-5 feet below the pavement. The first identified area of impact was an approximate 5 inch line (oriented parallel to the road) of scraping and maroon-colored paint transfer across a rock and orange torque strip buried in the dirt before the rock. Adjacent to that line was another parallel line of paint transfer that was red in color. The orientation and colors were consistent with the tail rotor guard (candy-cane: white and red) and tailskid (maroon with orange torque stripe) making contact first indicative of a nose-high attitude (see picture 04). Fueling Information The primary place that Airwork pilots were instructed to receive fuel was a fueling business at North Las Vegas that owned a 750-gallon AVGAS truck that served three businesses. According to the records provided by the fuelers, the accident helicopter was fueled twice on October 22 (the day prior to the accident). Once at 1138 with 11.6 gallons and once at 1540 with 16.8 gallons. The pilot-undergoing instruction (PUI) on both those flights stated that the fuel was clean of debris and the helicopter functioned normally; he was scheduled to fly with the same CFI on a morning and afternoon flight on the day of the accident. The records further indicated that about 1830 the truck refueled with 479 gallons of 100LL AVGAS. Almost immediately after the refueling, the fuel truck then refueled a Cessna 172 with 6.5 gallons. The student and pilot that flew the airplane after that fueling stated that the fuel was clean, and they had no problems on their long cross-country flight. The accident helicopter was the first aircraft to be fueled in the morning of the accident. According to the fueler, he arrived at the office around 0700 and did the normal procedure of draining the truck: gallon of fuel from the lower sump and gallon from the filtered hose. He drained both into a white porcelain bucket and noted that both were clean. A CFI from Airwork called for fuel and at 0825 the accident helicopter was fueled with 23.6 gallons topping off both the auxiliary and main fuel tanks. Shortly thereafter, another Cessna 172 received 13.3 gallons and the pilots reported no anomalies with the fuel or their flight. The PUI scheduled with the CFI for the morning flight stated that after getting fuel, he began performing the preflight with the CFI watching behind him. He retrieved the GATS jar fuel tester from under the right rear-seat and proceeded to sump the auxiliary fuel tank. The sample looked clean and he sumped the main tank. The fuel appeared dirty with black and gray specs floating (similar in appearance to sand). He showed the CFI who poured out the sample in the concrete and suggested they take another sample. After taking 2 more samples with the same results the CFI volunteered to clean the jar thinking that perhaps it was dirty. He additionally found a 5-gallon bucket and dumped the fuel samples into it, which totaled about 6 to 7 samples. The CFI then informed the Airwork mechanic of the samples who explained that he was working on several airplanes and would not be able to look at the fuel system until that afternoon. During an interview with a Safety Board investigator, the mechanic stated the he did not have an opportunity to flush the fuel tanks in the helicopter. Later in the day, the CFI relayed to the PUI that the mechanic had not had the opportunity to work on the helicopter and asked him if he wanted to cancel his scheduled afternoon flight, to which the PUI replied that he did based on what occurred in the morning. The accident pilot was then scheduled to fly the helicopter since the PUI was not going to fly. After the flight was canceled the CFI was sumping the fuel tanks likely to ensure the tanks were clear for the accident flight. Despite numerous attempts, the CFI did not make a statement to the NTSB and therefore it is not known what he did to the helicopter before the flight, the fuel in the helicopter, or what he said to the accident pilot. Preliminary Post-Accident Examination The preliminary post-accident examination revealed that the exhaust was white in color consistent with a lean operation. The piston faces were additionally white and the valve faces were yellow/white. There was no evidence of a catastrophic failure with the engine. Investigator removed the gascolator at the accident site. The bowl was full with a liquid consistent in odor with that of 100LL AVGAS, but the color was an orange-yellow; there was some debris in the bowl that was akin to a gelatinous consistency (the liquid was captured in glass bottles for possible future testing). Investigators functionally tested the fuel system and fuel ran from the main tank through the system to the injector lines; the fuel screens were all clean from debris. The helicopter was equipped with a rotor dual tachometer and the signal to the cockpit was provided by two magnets at the main gearbox drive yoke that pass by electronic Hall Effect devices (see picture 05). A Robinson representative reported that with only one magnet in place, the main rotor tachometer rpm would indicate about 50% of the actual rotor rpm. The post-accident examination revealed that one magnet was separated from the yoke assembly; the magnet was located on the fuselage frame near the firewall. The magnet housing was shinny at the top of one side (the direction of rotation) consistent with contact of the magnet against a sender. The other magnet assembly remained secured to the yoke assembly. Both the housings showed a color consistent with a dark residue and a yellow/orange mark was on both housings and senders (see picture 06). The yoke assembly was not damaged. There was evidence of slight damage to both senders, consistent with the magnet assembly separation. A Robinson Helicopter Company representative reported there have been instances of a magnet separating from a magnet assembly which prompted issuance of Service Bulletin (SB) 86, which required an adhesive be applied between the magnet and the magnet housing and a yellow dot placed on the magnet housing.
2019.11.14 03:41 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (November 13)
2016: Area of high pressure moved over the central California region creating favorable conditions for nighttime (of the 13th) and early morning (of the 14th) radiational fog development for parts of the San Joaquin Valley. 2003: A thunderstorm dropped 5.3" of rain and hail in the Watts, Compton and South Gate area of Los Angeles. The hail accumulated more than a foot deep in spots. Flooding damaged dozens of homes, schools and hospitals and some roofs collapsed under the hail. Hundreds of motorists were stranded and power was knocked out to more than 100,000 homes and businesses. Residents shoveled hail and slush from streets. 2001: The second winter storm of the winter season brought anywhere from 8" to 17" of snow to elevations above 6500 feet in the Southern Sierra Nevada to the Kern County Line in Central California in less than 14 hours. 2000: Abnormally early minimum temperatures caused concern among citrus growers as coldest locations of the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley citrus belt required some protection to offset overnight radiational cooling. Coalinga dropped to 29° F, Merced 28° F, Lemoore 25° F, Delano 28° F, Arvin 24° F, Wasco 25° F, and Delano 28° F. Fresno lowered to 33° F and Bakersfield 34° F. 1999: It was 80° F in Idyllwild, the highest temperature on record for November. This also occurred on 11.1.1999, 11.4.1980, 11.12.1967, and 11.2.1966. 1998: In the Madera/Merced/Fresno/Kings/Tulare County California Highway Patrol District there were 11 accidents during the morning hours of the 13th. Only a few minor injuries were reported despite one accident involving a school bus, and another a CHP vehicle.Dense Fog Advisory issued at 1446 PST 11/12/98. 1997: An F0 tornado developed as a severe thunderstorm was dissipating in rural, west Merced County just south of Los Banos. Damage was essentially limited to stored grain/fodder for cattle and some fences. Tornado was reported by several witnesses with its last point 3 miles farther south than its initial touchdown point. The path was from the NNW to SSE. 1988: The first major storm of the year swept through California. Strong winds surfaced in the deserts, with 50 mph gusts in Victorville. Heavy rain fell in the San Gabriel Valley and San Bernardino Mountains, with 2.25" at Mt. Wilson, 2.75" in Crestline, and 3.20" in Lake Arrowhead. 1985: Heavy rain from a cold, slow-moving storm with embedded thunderstorms started on 11.11 and ended on this day. It produced 4.25" in Julian, 3.42" in La Mesa, 2.63" in SDSU, 2.44" in Vista, 2.40" in Lemon Grove, 2.39" in Alpine, 2.19" in Poway, 2.13" in Chula Vista, and 1.84" in San Diego. Flooding occurred in Spring Valley and Mission Valley, with erosion damage in La Mesa. The storm dropped 14" of snow in Mt. Laguna, five inches in Julian and through the San Gabriel Mountains. Light snow fell as low as Alpine (1800 feet elevation). 1982: High of only 47° F in Fresno, earliest high below 50° F on record. 1981: Half Moon Bay received 2" of rain. 1968: Multiple waterspouts and funnel clouds were reported just of the coast of San Diego by mariners, pilots, and personnel at the San Diego Naval Air Station. 1961: Strong winds whipped up sand and dust in the deserts, causing a travel nightmare. In some areas the sand drifts were so bad that roadways and railroad tracks were temporarily closed so the sand could be cleared. West of the mountains the winds damaged roofs, cars,and billboards. 1960: 11.5" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe). 1953: Sacramento tied all-time wind speed record of 70 m.p.h. 1938: Las Vegas, NV, recorded a low temperature of 16° F, which set a daily record. This is the earliest Las Vegas has ever dropped into the teens on record. 1912: Delta (Shasta County) long had been famous as the rainiest spot in California. That season's downfall to date was 13.27". In one night, an additional 1.25" fell. 1898: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV was 7° F. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego and the Redding Record-Searchlight
2019.11.11 20:34 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (November 9)
2012: A cold winter storm produced scattered showers and thunderstorms. One of these storms produced a tornado that measured EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale about 7 miles south-southeast of Tulare (or 4 miles northeast of Tipton) that lasted for about 4 minutes. It was reported by a dairy farmer, and some minor damage was sustained to a few small buildings at the dairy. Here are the storm survey results of the tornado. The location was between Tulare and Tipton near the Intersection of avenue 176 and road 128. Tornado lasted for about 3 minutes and did not interact with any private property or buildings. Some branches and corn husks were strewn about. Several eyewitness accounts corroborated a video provided by local media. The tornado path included several utility poles that were not damaged. The path of the tornado was around 400 yards long, and wind speeds were estimated at around 65 mph. This was the 86th confirmed tornado in the central California Interior since 1950...and the 13th to strike Tulare county. The last Tornado in Tulare county was on January 27th 2008...when an ef0 touched down 1 mile east of Goshen junction. The most recent tornado in the central California interior occurred on march 17th 2012 when An ef0 tornado touched down 4 miles southwest of tranquility in Fresno County. 2008: A Pacific storm arrived in Central California on November 8th. Showers and thunderstorms developed over the San Joaquin Valley floor during the evening, with one thunderstorm dropping 0.37" of rain in only 10 minutes near Melvin (Fresno Co.). Minor street flooding was reported in metro Fresno from this storm, possibly exacerbated by debris-clogged storm drains. Minor street flooding was also reported in the Clovis area. This storm system also brought strong winds to the Kern County Mountains and deserts with peak wind gusts of 50-60 mph, especially in the favored passes and canyon areas. 2008: Last night into this morning, a strong thunderstorm produced 0.36" of rainfall in only 10 minutes. Minor street flooding was reported by a trained NWS spotter in the Clovis area. Clogged storm drains may have contributed to the street flooding. No damage was reported. 2003: Significant snowfall occurred in the Southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to the Tulare County Line then lessor amounts through the Tulare County Mountains. Snow amounts estimated:19" at Upper Burnt Corral, Blackcap Basin 14", Agnew Pass 13", GraveyardMeadow and Gin Flat 11", and 10" at Bishop Pass in the South Sierra; and 12" at Big Meadows and 6" and Tunnel Guard Station inthe Tulare County Mountains. A spotter reported 2" of rain in a locally heavy rain shower from convective activity just west of the Fresno County townof Mendota from 1830 to 1930 Hours on the evening of the 9th. Subsequent ponding and flow of water into town brought damage to one home as well as substantial sheet flow through town during the evening from 1900 to 2100 hours. Typical for the mountain areas of the Southern Sierra Nevada on this day were 2.63" at Wishon Dam to 1.43" at Kaiser Pass. 2002: 5.68" of precipitation fell in Idyllwild, the greatest daily amount on record for November. Incredibly, no rain at all fell just on the other side of the mountain in Palm Springs. 2002: After a relatively benign active weather month in October, November also started slow for Interior Central California. However, the first major trough off from the East Pacific combined with tropical moisture from Hurricane Huko a southern latitudes brought copious amounts of rain (snow levels at or above 9,000 feet Mean Sea Level) and gusty wind at higher elevations from the 7th until early on the 9th. What was unusual for this area was the change from the normal summefall dry conditions to the wet season in such dramatic fashion with little in the way of transition. During the period in the Southern Sierra Nevada 46" of new snow fell at Volcanic Knob and Upper Burnt Corral; and in the Tulare County Mountains 80" fell at Chagoopa Plateau. Numerous foothill locations received 5-10" of rain within the 3-day period in the foothills of the Southern Sierra Nevada. Johnsondale, in Tulare County received 16.38" of rain in the 3-day period. On the San Joaquin Valley floor Merced received 1.80" in 3 days, Fresno1.76"; Hanford 1.44"; and, Bakersfield 1.29." Rainfall amounts for the 8th were over 1" at several Valley locations thereby establishing new 24-hour rainfall records, e.g. Fresno's old record for the 8th was 0.23" ... new record 0.98". There were 23 pole fires caused by wind and arcing reported by Southern California Edison utility and ultimately affected 102,000 residents in the Central and Southern S.J. Valley. 2002: The first storm of the winter season moved onshore bringing heavy rain and windy conditions for Interior Central California on the7th. Numerous locations reported gusty wind with damage reported to powerlines due to arcing and felled trees. In the Kern Mountains poles were downed in the Weldon and Onyx area east of Lake Isabella and around Mt.Mesa and Southlake around 3:30AM on the 8th. In the Kern Desert, Indian Wells Canyon and Laural Mountain reported wind in excess of 50 MPH at both locations. This significant frontal passage brought gusty wind with speeds of 40 to 44 MPH across the Central San Joaquin Valley and into the neighboring foothills of the Southern Sierra Nevada. In conjunction with this multiple day precipitation event from the 7th through the 9th, gusty wind continued to buffet the Kern County Mountains and Deserts. Wind was often reported with 40+MPH gusts at several different automated reporting sites. There were spikes of 74 and 91 MPH at Indian Wells Canyon at 1613 PST and 1713 PST in the early afternoon of the 9th during the event.In the Mojave area winds again were generally around 40+MPH on the 8th into the 9th with a few gusts to 60 Knots at the Inyokern Airport during the afternoon of the 9th. 2002: Tehachapi in Kern County reported 4.67" of rain and Lodgepole in Tulare County received 11.55" of rain in the 3-day period from the 7th to the 9th along with the 16.38" at Johnsondale. Despite the very dry antecedent conditions, this amount of rainfall lead to flooding problems...especially in and around the Tulare County Mountains. Snow levels were relatively high, at 9000 feet MSL. Park Dispatch reported washouts on Parker Pass Road and the Road below Durwood Resort in Southeast Tulare County, as well as the road that leads from Johnsondale southward to Kernville in Kern County. Flooding also occurred along Highway 178 near Kelso in Kern County (Glennville received 6" of rain); rock/mudslides occurred on Highway 168 and Highway 180 in the S.Sierra Nevada foothills; and, with numerous rock/mudslides, and road erosion problems, the Tulare County foothill roadways of the General's Highway and Mineral King were closed. Sequoia National Park had to evacuate folks from a flooded trailer park near Ash Mountain on the morning of the 9th. Due to erosion problems with the McNally Fire in Southeast Tulare and Northeast Kern Counties, debris was spread across many mountain roads in the area as well as contributing to a fish kill in the Kern River. Additional flooding and mudslide problems were noted along Highway 178 in Kern County. Peak flow into Lake Isabella from the Kern River was 26,500CFS on Friday night, the 8th. The lake storage increased from 82,000 acre-feet to 109,000 acre-feet and increased in elevation 5 feet in a 2-day period from the 8th to 9th. 1982: Seven tornadoes touched down in the LA Basin(2 F0, 3 F1 and 2 F2) during a six-hour period. Three of the tornadoes began as waterspouts off Pt. Mugu, Malibu, and Long Beach. The Long Beach waterspout-turned-tornado moved ten miles inland. Two of the tornadoes were in Garden Grove and Mission Viejo. Property damage occurred, especially with the Long Beach waterspout/tornado. 1956: Santa Cruz had a high temperature of 92° F. 1956: This day is the latest recorded date in the year to reach at least 100° F in Santa Ana. 1955: Pismo Beach reached 91° F, establishing an all-time high for November. 1945: Las Vegas, NV, recorded a low temperature of 26° F, setting a daily record. 1937: 2.68" of rain fell in San Diego, the fifth wettest calendar day on record and the wettest November day on record. 1917: It was 88° F in Victorville, the highest temperature on record for November. This also occurred on 11.6.1980. 1915: 29" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe), with 24" of snow being reported at Portola. 1914: In Bagdad rain finally fell on this day ending an incredible dry spell at 767 days that started on 10.3.1912 (Southern Pacific RR employees kept this debated record). 1879: 2.75" of rain fell on this day and on 11.10 in San Diego, the wettest 24-hour amount on record for November. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
2019.10.19 23:23 cat_palaceNEWSFLASH: JM Bullion acquires Provident Metals
Just received an email from Provident state that JM Bullion has acquired them. From the email: We have several important updates we want you to be aware of. A change in ownership occurred in late August of this year when JM Bullion acquired Provident Metals. This is good news because as the second largest eCommerce dealer in the country, JM Bullion is able to provide a variety of improvements to the Provident customer experience. In addition, we believe the combined company will now ship more transactions annually than any other eCommerce metals dealer in the USA. Provident Metals will retain the same quality you have come to expect as your bullion dealer. However, the acquisition allows for several positive changes to help enhance your shopping experience. Let us review some of those highlights: 1. PayPal It’s BACK! You can once again pay for your order with your PayPal account. You will now see this option appear during the checkout process. 2. Stored Payment Methods No more entering and re-entering your card and account information. Now you can choose to store your preferred payment method to speed up the checkout process. For security reasons, you will still need to manually enter your CVV number, but you will find this new feature much more convenient! 3. eCheck/ACH All customers are able to pay for orders with eCheck/ACH. Now you can SAVE MORE by using eCheck right away and receiving the 4% cash discount on your order! Learn more about how to verify and link your bank account today >> 4. Improved Search Find what you’re looking for in less time with our new-and-improved search function. Give it a try! 5. Faster Site and Easier to Use Mobile Site Whether on your computer or on your phone or tablet, ProvidentMetals.com is faster and easier to use than ever! You will notice a big enhancement in your mobile browsing. 6. New Fulfillment Center We will be using a new fulfillment center to process and ship your orders. This allows us to offer a greater number of products on our website, with room to grow. But best of all, it allows us to provide FASTER SHIPPING! This means that in many cases, we’ll be able to ship your order on the same day that we receive cleared payment. We're also saving you more—not only do orders $99 and above ship for free, but all orders below $99 ship for a lower cost of only $3.99! We heard your feedback and we answered! ***IMPORTANT NOTICE**\* Saturday, October 19th 12:00 pm Central This is an important date and time to remember. Orders placed after this time will ship out of our new fulfillment center in Las Vegas. All payments via check, money order, and wire must be sent and paid per the NEW lockbox and wiring information below. All orders that were placed before October 19th 12:00 pm Central will be processed as normal and will be shipped from the previous fulfillment center. Additionally, all buybacks sold to Provident Metals after October 19th will need to be shipped to the new fulfillment center in Las Vegas. (Address is below) All buybacks in progress will process as normal and won’t require any additional attention. 7. New Lockbox and Wiring Instructions Mail checks to: Provident Metals Corp Department 960589 Oklahoma City, OK 73196-058 Wiring Instructions: Name: Provident Metals Corp Address: 6125 Luther Lane, #465 Dallas, TX 75225 Phone: 800-313-3315 Bank: Bank of Oklahoma 6242 E 41st St Tulsa, OK 74135 Routing # 103900036 Account # 312594056 Mail Buybacks to: AMGL-BB ATTN: The Walker Room 6055 Surrey Street SUITE 105 / Bay 15 Las Vegas, NV 89119 Drumroll, please... Finally, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be reviving Provident's popular series program. We found a lot of success bringing series such as Zombucks, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and The 12 Labors of Hercules to market. While we won't be reviving these discontinued crowd favorites, we do plan to finish the Egyptian Gods and the Prospector series! So keep an eye out for some new and exciting developments with these series soon. We are also continuing the World of Dragons series. The fifth dragon release is scheduled to be revealed and offered for purchase November 1st, with the sixth and final release on February 1st. But we are not stopping there—stay tuned as we are developing several more new series and programs. Buckle up, it's going to be spectacular! Some Highlights of JM Bullion: • 8+ years in business • 2nd largest eCommerce dealer in US • Billions transacted • 2 million+ orders shipped • BBB A+ We appreciate your loyalty. We know there are many choices when it comes to choosing your precious metals dealer and we are grateful you have chosen us. Provident Metals
2019.09.05 06:59 sharmaniti437Best HR Conferences You Can’t Afford to Miss in 2019
With the advent of technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning, we’re bound to fear technology taking over the world. People from around the world fear the loss of jobs and job displacement that will come from automation. Not only professionals from the IT sector are upskilling but even professionals from the administrative background are searching for ways in which they would fit the technology world. https://preview.redd.it/ybe4l41gjpk31.jpg?width=2488&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2caceee93a2c31bf5aec384a906363cf3751adad Technology has proven ways that will help increase hiring processes and other HR functions, yet it cannot replace the power of genuine human interaction. Owing to this, it is significant for professionals from the human resource field must stay updated with the current trends happening in the HR industry. An ideal way you can stay current with the ongoing events is by attending the HR conference, HR events, joining forums, subscribing to mailing lists, participating in workshops, etc. Attending such an HR conference will not only help you gain insights but will also provide you with opportunities to build a professional network with top experts that are best in the industry. The year is about to end but here are some of the top HR conferences you should not miss: - · HR Technology Conference Venue: Las Vegas, NV Dates: October 1-4, 2019 Technology can reduce mundane tasks such as administrative work or filling up data or even screening resumes of candidates. Engaging with the latest HR technology will ease the task of an HR professional. · The HR Southwest Conference Venue: Fort Worth, TX Dates: October 27-30, 2019 This conference is more focused on attracting HR professionals for the largest regional educational and networking HR events. Majorly, 2500 attendees will be present for the interactive sessions, educational speakers amongst them, and innovative exhibitors. You must not afford to miss such an event. · HiveConf’ 19 Venue: Berlin, Germany Dates: September 19, 2019 HiveConf’ 19 which is organized by Honeypot focuses on building and expanding tech teams in the HR domain. Though it is a one day conference, it will be of great benefit for HR professionals. As the HR and talent acquisition professionals, CTOs, hiring managers, and VPs from the engineering background will enlighten and share their knowledge on how to discover talent, people analytics, employee productivity, employee retention, and other related topics. · London HR Summit Venue: London, UK Dates: September 25, 2019 It is a one-day event where suppliers and delegates within the HR industry gather together and share their knowledge on senior HR professionals that are directly responsible for their HR organizations. The London summit is a great way to discover ways of building businesses while creating professional networks. · International HR Conference Barcelona Venue: Barcelona, Spain Dates: October 4, 2019 It is the 6th edition of the International HR Conference that will be taking place this October. This conference will bring in together 12 inspirational speakers who will talk on topics related to HR innovation like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology. Besides this, they will also focus on speaking about leadership roles and the success of the company. Furthermore, you get the opportunity to explore the startup ecosystem a day before the conference begins. In a world where technology moves at breakneck speed, attending HR events and HR conferences is a big undertaking you should not miss.
2019.08.26 22:34 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (August 26)
2017: A persistent large upper ridge centered over the Great Basin provided the Central Valley, Southern Sierra, and High Desert areas with an extended period of much warmer than normal temperatures between August 26 and September 3. High temperatures ranged mainly from 106 to 112 degrees at many locations each day between August 26 and September 3 across the San Joaquin Valley, the southern Sierra foothills and the Kern County Deserts while morning lows ranged from the mid 70's to the lower 80's. 2015: A monsoonal thunderstorm-generated flash flood led to a swift-water rescue operation at Highway 62 and Godwin Road in Wonder Valley east of Twentynine Palms. 2014: A large southerly swell from Hurricane Marie produced surf of 15 to 18 feet from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach from this day to 8/28. The Wedge at Newport Beach had sets of 25 to 30 feet. Coastal flooding occurred at Seal Beach on this day, and reached into some homes. South Laguna Beach reported major beach erosion. 2010: The combination of an approaching upper level disturbance that moved across Southern California and a moist and unstable air mass over the Mojave Desert and Southern Great Basin resulted in scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the late morning on this date. In Barstow, dime-sized hail fell and lightning struck a house causing $2,000 in damage with reports elsewhere in town of water running across streets and depositing debris. Reports of 3-4 feet of mud washed onto Highway 395 13 miles south of Olancha at Dunmovin in Inyo County which closed the highway for the remainder of the day. A thunderstorm outflow boundary generated wind gusts to 60 mph in Amboy in San Bernardino County. 2010: Powerful thunderstorms hit Wrightwood and Warner Springs with heavy rain and flash floods. 1" diameter hail struck Sunshine Summit near Warner Springs. A Severe thunderstorm developed near Hemet and moved southwest along the “Elsinore Convergence Zone” to Lake Elsinore. The storm produced marble size hail, heavy rain, and downburst winds that downed trees up to 2 feet in diameter. 2009: Intense drought helped the Station Fire start and expand rapidly in the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles. The fire proved difficult to contain, burning intensely through the middle of The massive Station Fire produced this impressive pyrocumulus cloud in 2009.September. It consumed 160,557 acres, 89 residences, killed 2 firefighters and cost more than $90 million dollars to fight on its way to becoming the 10th largest wildfire in modern California history and largest wildfire in L.A. County history. 2007: Remnants of Hurricane Dean produced thunderstorms and heavy rain all over the San Diego Metro area in the morning, then in the afternoon in the Anza Borrego Desert. In Escondido nearly 2" fell in less than 90 minutes in the morning. That afternoon, flash flooding occurred near Borrego Springs and Ocotillo Wells, rendering several roads impassable. Several park visitors were trapped near the Borrego Badlands. 2003: A flash flood from a stationary thunderstorm just south of Twentynine Palms swept a car off the road killing two people inside the car and a Good Samaritan who tried to rescue them. 2003: The Mariposa Lightning Series of fires were battled by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection starting on the 26th and contained by the afternoon of the 27th. There were three notable locations in this series: a fire of 77 acres was located in Catheys Valley; another of 640 acres at the Mariposa-Madera County line 13 miles SSW of Catheys Valley; and yet another of 100 acres at Road 200 and Fine Gold Creek Bridge. The cost to fight this series of fires was not reported but no fatalities occurred as the result. 2003: Another surge of monsoonal moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Ignacio brought thunderstorm activity to the deserts and higher terrain of Interior Central California. With east to southeast wind flow aloft, thunderstorms developed and moved over the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley early on the morning of the 26th. Many lightning strikes again occurred. Infrequently occurring, the Central San Joaquin Valley began taking lightning strikes by 0200 PST and continuing heavily from Mariposa County south through Madera County and west to Merced County through 0430 PST. Additional lightning activity began in earnest on the west side of Fresno County at 0430 PST with a pocket of lightning activity in the Bakersfield Metropolitan area near dawn. Over 300 lightning strikes occurred in the 6-county area of Interior Central California from 0400 to 0500 PST alone. Merced County fire crews responded to over 14 lightning-caused fires on the Valley floor and resulted in loss of power to over 3,500 customers in the Merced/Atwater area. 2003: Measurable rain (0.04”) fell in Fresno. Only 18 Augusts have seen measurable rain fall in Fresno since the start of records in 1887. 2003: Thunderstorms developed in the mountains each day starting on 8.25 and ending on 8.27. Flooding closed Hwy. 38 in Big Bear City, roads near Guatay, routes S2 and S22 near Ranchita, Hwy. 78 east of Julian (from rock slides and mud slides) and streets in Borrego Springs and Campo. 2000: A strong dust devil spun through a demolition site in Yucca Valley, causing a roof collapse that injured 1 person. 1999: Gusty wind associated with a southwest-to-northeast outflow winds passed through Central California during the late afternoon hours of the 26th. Radar echoes were generally less than 40 dBz and minimal reports of any thunderstorm activity. These outflow winds from the "frontal" band caused damage from the Southern through the Central San Joaquin Valley with the hardest hit area around Kingsburg and Reedley in Southern Fresno County. Numerous trees and powerlines were downed, especially in the Kingsburg area. About 5,000 power customers went without power until 2:00 AM in the morning. The peak wind speeds observed appeared to be around 33 MPH but it is felt there were higher gusts along the band. The peak wind at the Fresno Air Terminal occurred at 1727PDT with the damage in Kingsburg around 1640 PDT. 1993: Rain and thunderstorms developed from the remnants of Hurricane Hilary on 8.25 and ended on this day. 3"- 4" of rain fell in 2 hours from heavy thunderstorms in the San Bernardino Mountains, Morongo Valley, and Desert Hot Springs. Flash flooding occurred in Yucaipa and Morongo Valley. 1970: China Lake NAS ended a 47 day stretch with highs of 100° F or better, the longest such streak on record. 1970: Strong thunderstorms developed in the Inland Empire and over Mojave Desert. Flash flooding brought traffic to a halt and damaged several major highways. Lightning also started several small brush fires. 1968: Paso Robles reached an overnight low of 37° F, establishing a new record low for the month. 1951: A hurricane came ashore on the Baja peninsula southwest of Yuma, AZ, on 8.24. Over the next four days it dropped prodigious amounts of rain over parts of central Arizona causing widespread flooding damage. Damage in 1951 dollars exceeds $750,000. 1935: The remains of a tropical cyclone affected the region over a five-day period, with the remnant low making landfall near Point Conception on this day. Rainfall was widespread but not particularly heavy. Riverside reported the largest total with 2.04" over five days. 1924: Reno, NV recorded a high of 99° F. 1915: The remnants of a tropical cyclone moved northward across northern Baja California into the valleys, mountains and deserts of southern California. Julian reported 1.73" of rain while Riverside measured 1.01". This occurred during the strong El Niño of 1914-15. 1893: San Jose had a low temperature of 39° F. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and San Diego
2019.08.25 18:37 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (August 25)
2013: Moisture related to Tropical Storm Ivo helped bring severe thunderstorms to eastern Riverside and Imperial Counties. The storms produced hail up to 1" in diameter, wind gusts to 60 mph, and almost 6" of rain along the western shore of Salton Sea. 2013: A small tornado was caught on videotape approximately 5 miles southwest of Nipton, California. At about the same time, a hood was reportedly ripped off a dump truck in the same vicinity and a truck was blown off Interstate 15 near Highway 164 (Nipton Road). The slow moving severe thunderstorm responsible for the tornado also produced an estimated 4-5" of rain over the same area. Serious flash flooding resulted as reported by the California Highway Patrol. Several cars were stranded by flood waters and some were swept off the Nipton Road near Interstate 15. Large rocks, trees, debris and water blocked Highway 64 between Nipton and Interstate 15. 2013: Remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo impacted the Southern California deserts for a second day. Heavy rain and flash flooding were the main impacts on this day. Hardest hit areas included Borrego Springs and the Coachella Valley, were numerous roads were flooded and impassable. 2013: Very heavy rain associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo fell in the northeast portion of the Spring Mountains near the northern end of Kyle Canyon Road between 1:30 and 6 PM. Radar estimated precipitation from the KESX radar at Nelson Peak, Nevada estimated as much as 8-10" inches of rain fell just east of Kyle Canyon Road. An automated gauge operated by the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, which was not in the area where the heaviest rain total was estimated by the radar, measured a storm total of 4.10". Some of the heavy rain that fell occurred on the Carpenter 1 Fire Burn Area as well as in an area where the water drains down into the Las Vegas Valley. The combination of runoff from the heavy rain as well as a debris flow from the rain that fell on the Carpenter 1 Fire burn area resulted in runoff that lasted for 3 days into the far northwest part of the valley. Highway 95 was closed at Horse Drive and portions of the northern end of Kyle Canyon Road were washed out completely. A total of 18 swift water rescues took place, including 2 on Kyle Canyon Road. The water that flowed down from Mt. Charleston contained a mixture of water, mud, debris and even foam left from the firefighting efforts of the Carpenter 1 Fire that flowed into the Kyle Canyon Detention Basin. An estimated 70 acre feet of sediment and debris was captured by the basin according to the Clark County Regional Flood Control District. However, natural drainage flow allowed some water, mud, debris and foam to wash onto roads in the far northwest part of Las Vegas, mainly Grand Teton Drive from near Hualapai to Rainbow. In addition, 1-2" of rain fell from Centennial Hills to Aliante, and this rain combined with runoff from the Spring Mountains also helped to trigger local street flooding. Almost all local roads in this area were covered with water, rocks and mud, even where not impacted by the Carpenter 1 Fire Burn Area debris flow. In the Aliante area, the flooding was described as the worst since this area was built in the mid 2000s. Many walkway paths were inundated and the parking lot at an apartment complex was filled with 3-6" of standing water in a large area. Damages were estimated at 3 million dollars, mainly to roads. 2011: The Motor Fire occurred in Sierra National Forest. The ignition date was August 25 at 12:07 AM PDT. The cause of the fire was human - a motor home fire along Highway 140. The location was near El Portal in Mariposa County. The size was 5231 acres. Containment was reached on September 4 at 1800 PDT. There were no fatalities or lost structures and the cost to containment was $8,385,000. 2010: Powerful thunderstorms hit Forest Falls and Hemet with heavy rain and flashfloods. 0.5" of rain fell in 8 minutes on Yucaipa Ridge. Strong thunderstorm winds estimated at 60 mph struck Lake Elsinore. Power poles were knocked down, trampolines were thrown. Live power lines trapped a bus full of people. 2010: Automobiles became stuck in the roadway of Highway 62 in Yucca Valley as 8-12" of water crossed the road at Hilton Avenue in association with strong monsoonal thunderstorms. Up to dime-sized hail fell elsewhere in Yucca Valley causing damage to trees and other plants. 2008: A severe thunderstorm developed over Baja California and produced damaging microbursts as it moved north over Campo. Measured wind speeds were 52 mph, but estimated winds were at least 58 mph. Trees were downed in Campo. Nickel sized hail fell from a severe thunderstorm just northwest of Ranchita. 2003: Severe thunderstorms in the San Diego County mountains caused extensive tree damage at Lake Henshaw and dropped 2"of rain on Pine Valley in 35 minutes. 2003: Monsoonal moisture produced thunderstorms late on the 25th that produced over an inch of rain in some areas, including the Valley. 1.68" fell at Cottonwood Creek in the Sierra and 1.48" fell at Lost Hills (Kern Co.) in the (Central) Valley. Roads were closed in parts of Sequoia National Park and in the Kern Plateau. 2003: Thunderstorms developed in the mountains each day starting on this day and ending on 8.27. Flooding closed Hwy. 38 in Big Bear City, roads near Guatay, routes S2 and S22 near Ranchita, Hwy. 78 east of Julian (from rock slides and mud slides) and streets in Borrego Springs and Campo. 0.75" hail fell at Big Bear City. 2000: A funnel cloud came within 200 feet of the ground in Jacumba (San Diego Co.). 1998: A small tornado was caught on videotape approximately 5 miles southwest of Nipton, California. At about the same time, a hood was reportedly ripped off a dump truck in the same vicinity and a truck was blown off Interstate 15 near Highway 164 (Nipton Road). The slow moving severe thunderstorm responsible for the tornado also produced an estimated 4"-5" of rain over the same area. Serious flash flooding resulted as reported by the California Highway Patrol. Several cars were stranded by flood waters and some were swept off the Nipton Road near Interstate 15. Large rocks, trees, debris and water blocked Highway 64 between Nipton and Interstate 15. 1993: Rain and thunderstorms developed from the remnants of Hurricane Hilary on this day and ended on 8.26. 3"-4" of rain fell in two hours from heavy thunderstorms in the San Bernardino Mountains, Morongo Valley, and Desert Hot Springs. Flash flooding occurred in Yucaipa and Morongo Valley. 1988: Monterey had a high temperature of 87° F. 1986: A severe thunderstorm in Big Bear Lake produced quarter size hail. 1982: Monsoon activity resulted in widespread thunderstorms over the mountains and deserts of SoCal. Several roads were washed out in Anza-Borrego State Park. 1965: It was 29° F in Big Bear Lake, the lowest temperature on record for August. 1959: High winds from a thunderstorm toppled a concrete block building under construction and tore the roofs of buildings in Henderson, NV. 1951: A hurricane came ashore on the Baja peninsula southwest of Yuma, AZ, on 8.24. Over the next four days it dropped prodigious amounts of rain over parts of central Arizona causing widespread flooding damage. Damage in 1951 dollars exceeds $750,000. 1949: Stretch of 21 days in a row with below average temperatures in Fresno comes to an end. 1935: A tropical cyclone tracked northward across southern and central Baja California. The remnants spread into Arizona generating rainfall of up to 2" in the southern valleys, mountains, and deserts. 1924: The high temperature at Reno, NV was 99° F. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
2019.08.19 20:27 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (August 19)
2013: An upper-level low approached the California coast on the 19th, drawing very warm air into the central California interior from the south. Temperatures climbed to their highest readings of the month, with Fresno reaching 110° F, and Bakersfield hitting 108° F. Thunderstorms developed over the mountains and deserts, with some drifting into the San Joaquin Valley during the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain (1.90") which caused flash flooding on highway 178 at the mouth of the Kern River Canyon. Local CHP reported rocks and mudslides blocking Highway 178 at the Mouth of the Kern Canyon. The road was shut down for several hours. Several vehicles were stuck in the canyon. An early afternoon thunderstorm dropped 1/4" hail near Lake Isabella. An early evening thunderstorm dropped 1/4" hail on Fresno. Outflow winds from collapsing thunderstorms caused roof damage east-southeast of Lemon Cove, and a 30-foot flag pole was blown over. Trees and utility lines were downed in Woodlake. In the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills, 50 mph winds damaged fences in the town of Dunlap, northeast of Squaw Valley, and downed trees and utility lines in Springville. High winds also brought down a 30 foot flag pole and caused roof damage 2 miles ESE of Lemon Cove. A flash flood caused road closures at US 395 and Garlock/Redrock Randsburg Roads. Roads were closed in Ridgecrest due to flooding near the Intersection of US 395 and Brown Road. State Highway 14 also closed. Record high maximum and minimum temperatures were also reached. 2003: Reno, NV had a high temperature of 99° F. 2003: A thunderstorm produced intense rainfall over the northwest portion of the Las Vegas valley with several automated and personal rain gauges recording between 3"-5" of rain in less than an hour. Many roads became completely impassable with nearly 60 swift water rescues being performed. Several homes and businesses were severely damaged from flooding including the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Highway 95 was closed between Rainbow and Jones for several hours after becoming completely submerged. Total damages were estimated at $2 million. 2001: The Highway Fire 2 miles east of Dunlap (Fresno Co.) is suspected to have been caused by arson. It burned 4,152 acres and forced the evacuation of a large number of residents. There were no fatalities, but 8 structures were lost (3 primary and 5 out-buildings). Total cost to contain was over $6 million. 1997: The remnants of tropical storm Ignacio produced record rainfall over portions of northern and central California. 24 hour and 1 hour rainfall records were exceeded at San Francisco, and it was the second wettest August ever recorded in the City. General rainfall totals ranged from 0.5 to 1.5" in the northern San Francisco Bay Area with 0.5 to 2.27" farther south along the immediate coastal range. Along the central coast, Three Peaks in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Monterey County had a rain rate of just over 0.9" an hour and a 24 hour total of 2.2". The greatest hourly rainfall rate at San Francisco Duboce Park was 0.22" between 11 pm and midnight on August 19, which set a record one hour maximum rainfall rate for August. 1997: Tropical Storm Ignacio produced a large southerly swell that had SoCal beaches in its sights starting 8.17 to this day. The resulting surf at area beaches was extreme with sets to 18 feet along the Orange County coast. 1997: A gradient wind (non-thunderstorm) with speeds at 40 MPH plus was caused by the old center of Hurricane Ignacio moving over the San Joaquin Valley. Arsonist started blazes, named the "Chocktaw Fire," pushed into homes northeast of Bakersfield and two were destroyed with 4 others damaged with 4,000 acres charred. One firefighter was burned while fighting the fire. The damage cost was estimated at $400,000. This same wind also was responsible for starting a fire in the Tehachapi Mountains by arcing power lines. 1,151 acres were burned in the"Comanche Fire" located 10 miles WSW of Tehachapi. Points 8 miles east to 17 miles south of Bakersfield in the Southern San Joaquin Valley also experienced visibilities to near zero in blowing dust from this event. Numerous minor traffic accidents occurred but no injuries or fatalities were reported from California Highway Patrol. Damage costs for the blowing dusts were estimated at $100,000. Crop damage may have occurred but not assessable by the County Ag Commissioner. 1983: The lowest maximum temperature on record of 74° F in Riverside remarkably occurred on the same day as the highest minimum temperature of 70° F for this day. 1976: Fresno only reached 67° F for a high temperature. This is not only the coldest high temperature on record for the month of August, but also the earliest in the season that Fresno has had a high temperature in the 60s. 1973: Late in the evening a severe thunderstorm developed over El Centro and produced a downburst with winds near 70 mph. Damage was extensive with around 100 power poles snapped, roofs ripped from buildings, numerous trees down, and hay bales blown apart. 1967: A violent hail and rain storm caused flash flooding that carried tons of rock and gravel onto U.S. Highway 95, between Las Vegas and Searchlight, NV, forcing the highway to close for four hours. Winds during the storm, 15 miles north of Searchlight, reached gale force. Hailstones the size of half-dollars fell and rainfall measured close to 1" in 22 minutes. 1961: Thunderstorms hit Barstow, Redlands and Calimesa. Roads and highways were eroded. A few homes in Redlands were sitting in 2'-3' of water. 1959: It was 31° F in Idyllwild, making this the earliest date in the season to reach freezing temperatures. 1945: What is believed to be a decaying tropical storm hit the region on 8.18 and this day. 1.75" of rain fell in Escondido on this day, the greatest daily amount on record for August. 1906: Bakersfield ended a run of 50 consecutive days with highs of 100° F or better. This is the longest such streak on record here. 1906: A tropical storm came up into the Gulf of California and the southwestern United States, giving the mountains and deserts heavy rainfall on 8.18 and on this day. Needles received 5.66" of rain, twice the normal of seasonal rainfall with 3.49" falling in 24 hours, the highest one-day rain total there ever. This occurred during the El Niño of 1905-06. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
2019.07.18 20:33 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (July 18)
2015: Moisture from Hurricane Dolores, along with monsoon moisture resulted in showers and thunderstorms over most of Southern California on this day through 7/19. Rainfall ranged from 0.5" to 4", including a record 1.71" at San Diego on this day. This was unprecedented July rainfall: record single-day and July monthly total. These two days recorded two of the three wettest July days on the San Diego record. The San Diego River at Fashion Valley had two crests above monitor stage, 7.7 feet on this day and 8.8 feet on 7/19. A debris flow hit the burn scar of Silverado Canyon on 7/19 as well as flash floods in Moreno Valley, Perris, and La Mesa. A wet microburst struck San Diego’s Tierrasanta on this day, causing wind damage, and a haboob caused wind damage in the Anza Borrego Park and also in Palm Desert. On this day the rain caused the first rain-out of a Los Angeles Angels baseball game since 1995, and a rare 2-hour rain delay at the San Diego Padres baseball game. Over 2000 lightning strikes were reported on this day, some starting small brush fires. Isolated intense thunderstorms developed across far southern Imperial County on this day. Large hail of 1.25" was observed on this day in the town of Heber, just to the south of El Centro, but no hail damage was reported. 2009: Thunderstorm winds created a huge dust storm that affected much of the Yuma, AZ, area with near zero visibility. Wind speeds were estimated to be over 60 mph, with consderable damage to property. At least one home was damaged, with trees and power lines downed by strong winds. During the peak of the storm, 5,200 customers were without power. The Yuma airport recorded a peak gust of 48 mph just before 5 PM. 2005: It was 94° F in Big Bear Lake, the highest temperature on record. This also occurred on 7.15.1998 and 7.15.1972. 2004: The Waterfall Fire threatened the (Nevada) state capitol building in Carson City, NV, and burned 8700 acres west of town. 1998: All-time record high temperature for any month set at Edwards AFB, 115° F. 1994: A monsoonal flow fueled scattered severe thunderstorms over southern Clark County. The thunderstorms produced strong winds and heavy rain in Pahrump, Overton, Henderson, Nellis Air Force Base, and Las Vegas. The strongest wind gust of 78 mph was at Nellis Air Force Base and was also the fastest wind speed ever recorded at that site. Numerous structures were damaged in Henderson, Pahrump, and the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Several small airplanes were damaged at local airports, with one plane totally destroyed. A $4 million sign belonging to the Las Vegas Hilton was destroyed. At the time, the Las Vegas Hilton sign was billed as the world's tallest free-standing sign at 362 feet. Debris from the sign fell on several cars, causing some damage, but no injuries. However, flying debris from broken windows and damaged structures did cause numerous minor injuries throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Two hundred thousand people were without power after the storm, some for over 48 hours. 1988: Palo Alto had a high temperature of 105° F. 1988: Redding sets an all-time July high of 116° F. 1987: A rare cold air mass for mid-summer descended on the region starting on this day and ending on 7.21 and broke numerous low temperature records. It was 56° F in Borrego Springs, the lowest temperature on record for July. It was 39° F in Palomar Mountain, the lowest temperature on record for July. This also occurred two and three days later on 7.20 and 7.21. 1984: Thundershowers dumped heavy rain across the southern Sierra. Creeks and roads flooded in Kings Canyon National Park stranding 67 campers after water cutoff the campground they were at. In the Lake Isabella area 12 homes were damaged by mud. 1984: 1.8" of rain fell in Big Bear Lake, the greatest daily amount on record for July. 1960: It was 100° F in Idyllwild, the latest date with a 100° F reading of the season (the earliest 100° F reading of the season occurred on 7.9.2002, making a window of only ten days). 1960: Glenbrook, NV, (east shore Lake Tahoe) reported its all-time record high temperature of 96° F. 1960: Yesterday was Redding’s hottest day of the year. The official temperature was 109° F. The official mercury reading was taken at the U.S. weather bureau station at the No. 2 fire hall on Placer Street. Unofficial readings were reported as high as 115° F. 1954: A northward moving hurricane made landfall in central Baja California with the remnants moving into Arizona. Rainfall of up to 2" occurred in the mountains and deserts starting on 7.17 and ending on 7.19. This occurred during the El Niño of 1953-54. 1922: 7.10" of rain fell in Campo (San Diego Co.). Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Yuma, Las Vegas, & San Diego and the Redding Record-Searchlight
2019.03.02 08:54 derkimsterOn This Date In California Weather History (March 1)
2015: Pilots reported several waterspouts about 25 miles southwest of Los Angeles International Airport. 2014: A very wet storm that was the only significant storm of the 2013-14 wet season occurred on 2/28 and on this day. Rainfall ranged from 1" at the coast to up to 8" in the mountains. Up to 1" fell in the desert. Yucaipa Ridge measured over 11". 8"-10" of snow fell over the Big Bear Lake region. On 2/28, urban and flash flooding resulted with mud/debris flows, causing numerous road closures and swift water rescues in and around Anaheim, San Diego - Fashion Valley, Escondido, Fallbrook and Lake Elsinore. Mud slides closed Hwy. 74 (Ortega Highway) stemming from the Falls Fire burn scar. Many road closures occurred in the Coachella Valley where rivers saw rises of 2 to 5 feet, in some instances within 12 hours. On this day, flooding resulted in Oceanside, Temecula, Sea World San Diego, as well as some street flooding in Mission Viejo. 2003: Las Vegas, NV, officially recorded 0.07" of rain on this date. This was the sixth consecutive day of measurable rainfall, tying the all-time record set in 1949. 1992: A series of storms that began on this day and ended on 3.7 brought 1"-4" of rainfall and local flooding (SoCal region). 1991: A series of storms that started on 2.27 and ended on this day produced 3"-6" of rainfall at lower elevations, with 11"-14" of precipitation in the mountains. 9.58" fell at Palomar Mountain on this day, the greatest daily rainfall on record. From 2.28 to 3.2, Palomar Mountain recorded a whopping three-day total of 17.48"! 6.09" fell in Idyllwild on this day, the greatest daily amount for March and the second greatest daily amount on record. This makes the two day total from 2.28 to this day an incredible 10.54". 1.93" fell in Palm Springs on this day, the greatest daily amount for March on record. Two died and six were injured. Hazards included urban flooding, mudslides, and road washouts. Flood waters were five feet deep at Desert Hot Springs. 24"-36" of snow were dumped on the Big Bear area and up to 24" fell elsewhere in the mountains. Highways were closed. 1988: Unstable air in the wake of a cold front resulted in thunderstorms developing. An F0 tornado occurred in Orosi in Tulare County. A funnel cloud was also reported 3 miles northeast of Chowchilla. 1983: A series of El Niño storms battered Southern California, which began on this day and ended on 3.3. Rain measured up to 18" from Santa Barbara to LA. On this day two tornadoes were observed around LA. At 8 pm one F2 tornado damaged seven businesses and 50 homes in South Central LA, caused 30 injuries and lifted about one mile before reaching the civic center. An F0 tornado injured a motorist when his Cadillac was lifted 15 feet and carried across a highway in San Marino. Also on this day 0.33" fell in five minutes in San Diego, the greatest five minute rainfall on record. 1983: Heavy rainfall of 2"-7" fell in Kern County in just a 2 day period, including 6.5" at Frazier Park from March 1st through the 2nd. Flash flooding in the Tehachapi Mountains and the Caliente Creek watershed down to the southeast end of the San Joaquin Valley, including Lamont where most of the town flooded. The peak flow from the Caliente Creek into the southeast end of the San Joaquin Valley was 15,000 cubic feet per second. A total of 1,973 homes in Lamont alone were damaged or destroyed – over half of the town. Over 33 roads were washed out in Kern County and two 100 car trains had to be abandoned after water washed out parts of tracks. In the town of Caliente, 77 people were rescued by helicopter. A series of storms resulted in continued flooding through the 13th. 1981: A storm that began on this day and ended on 3.3 dumped 3" of rain along the Southern California coast and 5"-6" in the local mountains. Widespread street flooding, mud slides, and power outages resulted. 1970: A strong storm hit the region on this day and on 3.2. 5.22" fell in Lytle Creek, 3.12" in Lake Arrowhead, 2.6" in Redlands, 1.87" in San Bernardino, 1.79" in Riverside, 1.66" in Palm Springs, and 1.35" in Santa Ana. One died in floodwaters in Chino. Extensive flooding occurred all over the northern Inland Empire. 1962: San Luis Obispo set a monthly record low with 28° F. 1958: It was 14° F in Victorville, the lowest temperature on record for March. This also occurred on 3.2.1939. 1952: Winds gusted to 62 mph in LA, the highest wind speed on record. 1938: Storms of tropical origin that started on 2.27 ended on 3.4. One was killed by lightning in Corona. 11.06" of rain fell at LA. More than 30" fell at several mountain stations of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains (32.2" at 8,300 feet elev.). More than 22" fell in the Santa Ana River headwaters. Considerable snow was melted, adding to the runoff. This led to unprecedented flood control efforts, including a network of dams and canals and concrete channels. For the storm 210 were reported dead or missing in flooding across Southern California. 45 died in Orange County, of which 43 perished in Mexican-American Atwood from an eight-foot wall of water. Hundreds were injured. The Santa Ana River flooded, inundating nearly all of northern Orange County. Catastrophic damage hit more than 1,500 residences. 400 cabins and buildings were washed away in and around San Antonio Canyon. The Whitewater River flooded, isolating Palm Springs. 1937: Since 1937, rain has occurred on this date sixteen times in Las Vegas, NV, which is more than any other day of the year. 1936: San Francisco had a high of 77° F. 1922: The morning low temperature at Portola was -8° F. 1922: Huntington Lake dropped to -10° F, lowest on record here in March. 1902: 14.5" of snow fell at Carson City, NV with 14.4" of snow being reported at Reno, NV. Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego
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