Monthly Archives: December 2011

Buckets of rain today, but a dry weekend ahead

Raw from the NWS:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
319 AM PST FRI DEC 30 2011

.SYNOPSIS…WET WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TODAY AS RAIN SPREADS EAST
AND SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER WILL RETURN TONIGHT THROUGH
THE WEEKEND. VALLEY FOG CAN BE EXPECTED EACH NIGHT AND INTO THE
MORNING HOURS THIS WEEKEND.

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.DISCUSSION…PERSISTENT ONSHORE FLOW CONTINUES TO BRING ABUNDANT
MOISTURE INTO THE HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES. PRECIPITABLE
WATER IS CURRENTLY IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH AND THE MOISTURE PLUME
STRETCHES FAR BACK WEST INTO THE PACIFIC. AS OF 2 AM THE MOISTURE
PLUME CONTINUES TO BE FOCUSED INTO EXTREME SOUTHERN
OREGON…HOWEVER AS THE COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVE
EAST TOWARD THE REGION THE FOCUS WILL SHIFT SOUTH WITH TIME. BY
EARLY MORNING THE PRIMARY FOCUS WILL BE OVER OUR REGION WITH
RAINFALL RATES IN SOME LOCATIONS OF DEL NORTE AND NORTHERN
HUMBOLDT COUNTY EXCEEDING 0.30 INCH PER HOUR. TOTAL
RAINFALL…INCLUDING RAINFALL SINCE MIDNIGHT…SHOULD RANGE FROM
2-3 INCHES IN DEL NORTE COUNTY TO AROUND AN INCH IN SOUTHERN
HUMBOLDT COUNTY…AND A QUARTER INCH IN SOUTHERN MENDOCINO COUNTY
TODAY. AS THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH…CURRENTLY CENTERED NEAR 42N
139W…MOVES EAST TOWARD NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON TODAY IT
WILL PUSH THE COLD FRONT THROUGH THE CWA BEGINNING LATE IN THE
MORNING THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. AT THE SAME TIME SNOW LEVELS
WILL DROP FROM AROUND 6-7K FT CURRENTLY TO NEAR 3-4K FT BY TONIGHT
ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE CWA. POST FRONTAL SHOWERS WILL
LINGER THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING AND WILL LIKELY
ALLOW FOR SOME SNOWFALL ABOVE ELEVATIONS NEAR 4K FT WHERE A FEW
INCHES WILL LIKELY FALL…ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN OF
DEL NORTE COUNTY. BY LATE THIS EVENING MOST SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL
COME TO AN END AS UPPER LEVEL RIDGING BUILDS BACK OVER THE WEST
COAST. TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THEN THE
PAST FEW NIGHTS AS DRIER…COOLER AIR FILTERS IN OVER THE REGION
BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL WELL BELOW FREEZING
INLAND WITH LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S EXPECTED NEAR THE COAST. FOG WILL
ALSO BE OF CONCERN IN VALLEY LOCATIONS WITH CONSIDERABLE LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE FROM THE RECENT RAINS.

AS THIS RIDGE BUILDS A WARM FRONT WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE NEXT
APPROACHING SYSTEM WELL OFF THE COAST. MODELS ARE IN GREAT AGREEMENT
NOW WITH THE GREATEST UPPER LEVEL DYNAMICS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
FRONT REMAINING OFF THE COAST AND LEAVING THE CWA DRY. 850 MB TEMPS
WILL STEADILY RISE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS SOUTHERLY FLOW DEVELOPS
ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL LIKELY BE ABOVE
NORMAL WITH LOWER TO MID 60S INLAND AND UPPER 50S TO NEAR 60 NEAR
THE COAST. BY SUNDAY NIGHT MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ALONG THE COAST
AND STRATUS MAY BECOME AN ISSUE OVER THE COAST WATERS AND COASTAL
LOCATIONS. ADDITIONALLY VALLEY FOG WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY NIGHTS.

BY MONDAY THE NEXT TROUGH WILL ADVANCE TOWARD THE COAST. MODELS ARE
IN BETTER AGREEMENT OF SOME PRECIP REACHING THE COAST AS THE UPPER
LEVEL VORT IS NOW FORECAST TO MOVE MUCH FURTHER SOUTH THEN WAS
PREDICTED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. STILL MOISTURE WILL BE LIMITED WITH
THIS SYSTEM AS ONLY A NARROW PLUME OF MOISTURE IS FORECAST TO MOVE
OVER THE REGION. THUS PRECIP WILL LIKELY REMAIN WELL BELOW A HALF
INCH IN MOST LOCATIONS. THE UPPER LEVEL VORT WILL THEN EJECT
NORTHEAST OF THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT WITH RIDGING BUILDING BACK IN
ITS WAKE. SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL PERSIST BEHIND THIS SYSTEM WITH GOOD
BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE ALONG THE COAST. THUS STRATUS MAY
REMAIN…BUT AT THIS TIME CONFIDENCE IS TOO LOW TO INCLUDE ANY
COASTAL FOG MENTION. VALLEY FOG WILL STILL BE OF CONCERN OVERNIGHT
INTO THE MORNING HOURS.

MODELS ARE THEN IN AGREEMENT WITH RIDGING OVER THE REGION FOR
TUESDAY BEFORE ANOTHER TROUGH ADVANCES TOWARD THE COAST WEDNESDAY
INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AMAZINGLY THE GFS…ECMWF…AND GEM MODELS ALL
ARE INDICATING THE NEXT FRONTAL PASSAGE IN THE SAME 12 HR PERIOD
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THUS POPS HAVE BEEN INCREASED ABOVE CLIMO WEDNESDAY
NIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND THEN REMAIN NEAR CLIMO THURSDAY NIGHT AS
POST FRONTAL SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER. RPA

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Front page 12.28.11

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Scam alert

Just in the Sheriff’s Dept.:

On 12-20-2011, approximately 8:00 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a citizen regarding an attempted theft/ extortion by fraud. The Cutten area resident reported receiving a phone call from a man identifying himself as “ Mike Bishop”. The caller told the victim he was a “ Repo Agent ”, and threatened to repossess the victims car if they failed to send him money. When the citizen asked the suspect to identify which vehicle he was going to repossess, and asked the caller more questions the caller got angry with the citizen and rude. The victim hung up on the suspect who called three more times demanding money., and only quit calling after the victim told the caller she was notifying law enforcement. The victim told the Sheriff Deputy investigating the crime that she had not had a vehicle payment in twenty years.  The phone number listed on the victim’s phone was 707-385-9251 and her caller I.D. listed the caller location as Healdsburg. The victim tried calling the number and received a message that stated they reached a “Pinger Number”.

 

                        On 12-20-2011, approximately 9:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office received a similar complaint from a Humboldt Hill Resident. The suspect threatened to Repo the victim’s vehicle unless money was sent, however could not describe the vehicle, or give information on the agency he worked for or any other relevant information.  At one point during the conversation the suspect threatened to assault the victim unless money was sent. The call originated from the same number as the first complaint.

            The investigating deputy learned a “Pinger number “ is a free service where you can download applications for your I-Phone and Android based cell phones. It allows you to obtain a free anonymous phone number to text and make calls from your computer.

            The Sheriffs Office would like to remind the public to ask questions of callers, and not take callers claims at face value. Do not give out your personal information over the telephone.

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                                                    Mike Downey                                                                                                                                                Sheriff

 

 

 

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Front page 12.21.11

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Front page 12.14.11

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Holiday Greetings

It’s too late for the coming edition, but you can still be part of our “Holiday Greetings” section in the Dec. 21 issue. The cost is only $20. For this you get a nice square ad measuring 3″ wide by 2″ tall. It comes with all the yummy soy inks you want – full color. You can advertise your business, tell people Merry Christmas, surprise your wife or husband, put your child’s photo in the paper. It’s up to you. We’ll make the ad for you free of charge, or you can make it yourself. The deadline is noon Saturday, Dec. 17. Don’t miss out.

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RNSP proposes to thin forests

This arrived too late for last week’s edition. The meeting is Tuesday night.

From RNSP:

Redwood National Park (NPS) will host a public meeting to discuss a proposal to thin second growth forests within the park near Orick. The proposed project would accelerate the restoration of old growth forest conditions by thinning second growth forests to reduce overall stem density and increase redwood dominance.
The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside, California.

The NPS proposes to thin second growth forest stands within about 1048 acres in the Middle Fork of Lost Man Creek using variable density thinning (a silvicultural method) and cable yarding (a wood removal operation), methods which were not used in previous forest restoration plans within Redwood National Park.

The NPS is proposing the following:
• Thin 335 acres using a low thinning silvicultural method; variable density thinning is proposed on an additional 57 acres. Woody debris would be removed using ground-based yarding operations.
• Thin 242 acres using a low thinning silvicultural method. Woody debris would be removed using cable-yarding operations.
• Thin 414 acres using a crown thinning silvicultural method with lop-and-scatter operations and no woody debris removal.
• Fallen trees from approximately 634 acres will be removed offsite, and the available merchantable timber may be sold by the logging contractor to offset costs for conducting the work.

Redwood National Park Vegetation Management staff will give a short presentation and be available for a question and answer session.

If you have further questions regarding this meeting, please contact Jason Teraoka at 707-465-7783 or via e-mail at Jason_Teraoka@nps.gov, or visit the project home page at http://parkplanning.nps.gov and search under Redwood National Park for Middle Fork Lost Man Creek forest restoration.

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