Are The Good Times Over?

Wow, 22 degrees this morning 74 this afternoon. Looks like this pattern will stick around for awhile with no precip in sight. We’ve been in a historical wet period for the last 500 years and it looks like the good times may be over. We are so screwed.

 

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Northern California and Southern Oregon—Support The State of Jefferson, Sign The Support Statement

Northern California and Southern Oregon residents (this is for you too) please show your support for The State of Jefferson.

The State of California is ungovernable in its present size. (* Southern Oregon residents – Please feel free to sign this support statement so we can gauge support for those counties as well.)
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Northern California’s Identity Problem

Here is Northern California’s identity problem. There’s pretty big fire in Northern California.
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-me-ln-homes-destroyed-wildfire-…

Here’s where the fire really is.
http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info…
Nowhere near NorCal!!!

More than three dozen homes and buildings were destroyed Saturday by a wildfire in Northern California that has forced the evacuations of two towns and burned…
latimes.com|By Los Angeles Times

Explore The Great State of Jefferson

I just came across this nifty little publication. It has monthly news pdf’s going back 3 years. I only skimmed one of them before deciding to post this for anyone interested in my neck of the woods. Jefferson Backroads

Jefferson Backroads is a happy little publication overflowing with interesting stories telling the amazing history of the charming small towns in our Rural American region as well as current stories about upcoming events and many amazing Mom & Pop businesses operating here today. You can find our paper publications each month in many quality locations throughout Siskiyou County and also in many happy spots to the north – south – east & west.

Click on the links below to catch up on our monthly publications ONLINE 24/7/365. It does take a few moments for them to download but I promise it is WELL worth the Wait! You will see LOTS of our local businesses, upcoming events and a lot of interesting local history! Lots of FUN INFO! We hope you enjoy reading our Jefferson Backroads Publications!

Jefferson Backroads

Also visit their Facebook page HERE

Merry Christmas

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7.2 Earthquake Near California Mexico Border

LOS ANGELES – Seismologists have raised the preliminary magnitude of an earthquake in northern Baja California from 6.9 to 7.2.

U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones says the new magnitude of the 3:40 p.m. Sunday earthquake is still an estimate.

The quake centered south of California’s border with Mexico was widely felt, swaying buildings as far away as San Diego, Los Angeles and Arizona.

There has been no confirmed damage, but some power outages were reported in southern Arizona and Tijuana, Mexico. Jones says any damage would likely have occurred closer to the epicenter such as in the Mexican city of Mexicali or in U.S. border cities.

From the original article:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strong earthquake south of the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday swayed high-rises in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego and was felt across Southern California and Arizona, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.

The 6.9 magnitude quake struck at 3:40 p.m. in Baja California, Mexico, about 19 miles southeast of Mexicali, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The area was hit by magnitude-3.0 quakes all week.

The quake was felt as far north as Santa Barbara, USGS seismologist Susan Potter said.

Strong shaking was reported in the Coachella Valley and Riverside, Calif. The earthquake rattled buildings on the west side of Los Angeles and in the San Fernando Valley, interrupting Easter dinners. Chandeliers swayed and wine jiggled in glasses.

In Los Angeles, the city fire department went on “earthquake status,” and some stalled elevators were reported. No damage was reported in Los Angeles or San Diego.

One woman called firefighters and said she was stuck in an elevator descending from the 34th floor in a building in Century City, but there was no way to immediately know if the breakdown was tied the quake, Los Angeles firefighter Eric Scott said.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says there are no power outages anywhere in the city, spokeswoman Maryanne Pierson said.

The quake was felt for about 40 seconds in Tijuana, Mexico, causing buildings to sway and knocking out power in parts of the city. Families celebrating Easter ran out of the homes, with children screaming and crying.

Baja California state Civil Protection Director Alfredo Escobedo said there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. But he said the assessment was ongoing.

In the Phoenix area, Jacqueline Land said her king-sized bed in her second-floor apartment felt like a boat gently swaying on the ocean.

“I thought to myself, ‘That can’t be an earthquake. I’m in Arizona,'” the Northern California native said. “And I thought, ‘Oh my God, I feel like I’m 9 years old.'”

A police dispatcher in Yuma, Ariz., said the quake was very strong there, but no damage was reported. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office had gotten a few calls, mostly from alarm companies because of alarms going off.

Mike Wong, who works at a journalism school in downtown Phoenix, said he was in his second-floor office getting some work done Sunday afternoon when he heard sounds and felt the building start to sway.

“I heard some cracking sounds, like Rice Krispies,” coming from the building, he said. “I didn’t think much of it, but I kept hearing it, and then I started feeling a shake. I thought, ‘You know what? I think that might be an earthquake.”

Wong said the swaying lasted for “just a few seconds,” and he didn’t notice any damage.

An earthquake also hit in Northern California Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey says a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 was recorded at 3:49 p.m. about 25 miles north of Santa Rosa.

A dispatcher with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department said the agency had not received any calls for service after the quake.

AP Story. Check here for updates.

Also, check this LINK for ongoing quake information.

Breaking: 6.0 Quake Offshore Eureka Again

Not much news yet, but preliminary reports say no damage. We felt it well over 200 miles inland.

!! You can find an update HERE but not much has changed. !!

A magnitude 6.0 quake shook Northern California early this afternoon, apparently along the same fault under the Pacific Ocean where a 6.5 temblor hit last month.

Today’s quake was centered 47 miles southwest of Eureka and 35 miles northwest of Petrolia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Residents as far inland as Shasta Lake, Redding, Happy Valley and Red Bluff reported feeling “weak” shaking during the 12:20 p.m. quake. Even on the coast the shaking was reported as “light.”

It was not immediately clear whether today’s quake is an aftershock of last month’s temblor, said Leslie Gordon, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Details HERE

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