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Weather Warning - real.

Just a warning, I'm in W. Central Nevada and the winds are sustained at 45 mph gusting to 70 mph.

This is at 3:50 am - 4/8/2013. Enjoy when this storm goes east.

Update: 4:20am

Mammoth Mountain getting gusts to 150 mph also, just talked to NWS.



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ZEPHYR ~ Scriptural wind... no man knoweth "whence it cometh.

ZEPHYR! This was all we saw that day, for it was two o'clock, now, and according to custom the daily "Washoe Zephyr" set in; a soaring dust-drift about the size of the United States set up edgewise came with it, and the capital of Nevada Territory disappeared from view. Still, there were sights to be seen which were not wholly uninteresting to newcomers; for the vast dust-cloud was thickly freckled with things strange to the upper air - things living and dead, that flitted hither and thither, going and coming, appearing and disappearing among the rolling billows of dust - hats, chickens, and parasols sailing in the remote heavens; blankets, tin signs, sage-brush, and shingles a shade lower; door-mats and buffalo-robes lower still; shovels and coal-scuttles on the next grade; glass doors, cats, and little children on the next; disrupted lumber yards, light buggies, and wheelbarrows on the next; and down only thirty or forty feet above ground was a scurrying storm of emigrating roofs and vacant lots.

It was something to see that much. I could have seen more, if I could have kept the dust out of my eyes....

The "Washoe Zephyr" (Washoe is a pet nickname for Nevada) is a peculiarly Scriptural wind, in that no man knoweth "whence it cometh." That is to say, where it originates. It comes right over the mountains from the West, but when one crosses the ridge he does not find any of it on the other side! It probably is manufactured on the mountaintop for the occasion, and starts from there. It is a pretty regular wind, in the summer-time. Its office-hours are from two in the afternoon till two the next morning; and anybody venturing abroad during those twelve hours needs to allow for the wind or he will bring up a mile or two to leeward of the point he is aiming at. And yet the first complaint a Washoe visitor to San Francisco makes, is that the sea-winds blow so, there! There is a good deal of human nature in that.
- Roughing It by Mark Twain

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

The Chemtrails and

The Chemtrails and Geo-engineering are causing red tide that's killing the Manatees in SW Florida. Some boaters say, "The only good manatee is a dead manatee", so I guess it ain't all bad.

This may seem weird

but I notice when we get storms on the coast that are yellow.. they wind up as tornados in OK.. I didn't see an6y yellow, so maybe Denver will enjoy it?

Blew over my neighbors thirty foot mulberry tree

this morning. Calm now though.