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Weather update 5.19.11

Translation: This is a good weekend to mow your lawn/ plant your garden.

Raw from the NWS:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
405 AM PDT THU MAY 19 2011

.SYNOPSIS…
HIGH PRESSURE WILL ALLOW FOR SUNSHINE AND TEMPERATURES IN THE
SEVENTIES ACROSS INTERIOR NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA WHILE SOME CLOUDS
AND A NORTHWEST BREEZE KEEPS COASTAL AREAS COOLER. A WEAK STORM
SYSTEM WILL INCREASE CLOUDS AND COOL TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND BUT
ONLY A SMALL CHANCE OF RAIN IS EXPECTED MAINLY NORTH OF CAPE
MENDOCINO.

&&

.DISCUSSION…
STRATUS DEVELOPED QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET WEDNESDAY EVENING AND LOOKS
TO PERSIST BETWEEN TRINIDAD AND THE CAPE…DOWN INTO THE EEL RIVER
VALLEY THIS MORNING. MESO MODELS SEEM TO HAVE A DECENT HANDLE ON IT
AND SHOW DISSIPATION AROUND NOON TODAY…WHICH MAKES SENSE GIVEN THE
SYNOPTIC PATTERN. NW WINDS WILL PICK UP AT THE COAST THU AND FRI
AFTERNOONS BUT SHOULDNT BE TOO STRONG…10-20MPH RANGE. EXPECT MORE
STRATUS IN THE SAME AREAS TONIGHT/FRI AM. MID/HIGH CLOUDINESS WILL
THEN INCREASE FRIDAY AS SHORTWAVE RIDGE GIVES WAY TO THE NEXT TROUGH
EXPECTED TO CROSS THE AREA SAT MORNING. THIS SYSTEM WILL LACK
MOISTURE SO KEPT POPS IN THE SLIGHT/LOW CHC RANGE OVER THE WEEKEND. A
SECONDARY PIECE OF ENERGY DROPS INTO THE TROUGH WITH THE LOWEST
HEIGHTS ACROSS NW CA LATE SUNDAY/SUNDAY NT…SO SLIGHTLY HIGHER POPS
AND CLOUD COVER THIS PERIOD. THINGS MAY TAKE AWHILE TO CLEAR OUT
MONDAY BEFORE RIDGING RETURNS BY TUESDAY. LONG RANGE GUIDANCE LOOKS
IN SOMEWHAT BETTER AGREEMENT WITH THE NEXT SYSTEM POISED TO AFFECT
THE NORTH COAST BY LATE WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY. THAT SYSTEM
POTENTIALLY COULD HAVE MORE MOISTURE WITH IT BUT NOTHING TO BE TOO
CONCERNED ABOUT. AD

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Exploring paradise

By Jack Durham

Last Saturday we drove north and visited Freshwater Lagoon, then headed up Bald Hills Road. Here are some photos..

We came across Roosevelt elk near Stone Lagoon.

We spotted at least six osprey at Freshwater Lagoon.

If I was a more skilled photographer, perhaps I could have captured an image of them diving into the water to catch fish, but those shots didn’t come out.

Here I am with my wife in a field of lupines near the RNSP Visitor Center at Freshwater Lagoon.

Here’s a pretty pond south of Orick.

We drove up Bald Hills Road.

It was cold and cloudy, but beautiful.

The elk at Stone Lagoon are apparently used to seeing people and don’t freak out, but that’s not the case on Bald Hills Road. This elk saw us and started running.

We came across the Tinman out in the middle of nowhere. What a trip.

We went over Bald Hills Road to Highway 169 and worked our way towards Willow Creek. This is a photo of Bluff Creek. There were lots of Bigfoots walking around, but we wanted to protect their privacy, so we didn’t take any photos.

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Pony Express Days Parade Notification

From Public Works:

SPECIAL EVENT NOTICE

EVENT DATE June 4, 2011

EVENT TIME: Between the Hours 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

TO: Property Owners and Business along Parade route

PROPOSED ROUTE: From the staging area at McKinleyville High School on Murray Road to east on Murray Road to south on Central Avenue to west into the Mill Creek Shopping Center property located at 1500 Anna Sparks Way.
A parade on the above mentioned route will use California Highway Patrol escort to temporarily close all or portion of the following County roadways: the southern most east bound lane of Murray Road and all lanes of Central Avenue. Special event traffic control personnel will assist with side street traffic. The Event is permitted on the date and proposed to be between the hours mentioned above. On street parking is permitted, however traffic is subject to delays during the parade activities.

The event organizer has indicated that the actual event duration at any one location would be 60 to 90 minutes. Contact event organizer David Carbiener at 444-6163 for more information.
Glen Anderson, Engineering Technician
Land Use Division
3033 H Street, Room 17
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 445-7205 voice
(707) 445-7388 fax
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
C O U N T Y O F H U M B O L D T
MAILING ADDRESS: 1106 SECOND STREET, EUREKA, CA 95501-0579
AREA CODE 707 / FAX 445-7409

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