Atmospheric River

An atmospheric river has settled in over California. We often call this the “pineapple express.” The winds are warm as the jet stream brings multiple water-laden storms one after another in from the south.

Three power poles snapped yesterday afternoon along the southwest side of our property. PG&E crews were on scene within a few hours and worked through the night. As of this post, still no power. We are using our mobile hotspot to check in with emails, posts and weather updates. Used a generator from the RV for our coffee.

Funny thing, people will tout this as climate change. Let me be clear, historically, this is not unusual for our area.

This was the view of our backyard at about 7 a.m. local time. The lights from the PG&E crews are impressive. Not to be outdone, the moonlight shows a bit through the broken clouds.

This was the view of our backyard at about 7 a.m. local time. The lights from the PG&E crews are impressive. Not to be outdone, the moonlight shows a bit through the broken clouds.

18 thoughts on “Atmospheric River

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  2. We lost about 10′ off the top of our 60’+ Redwood tree. It was an Arbor Day tree seedling the kids brought home about 20 years ago. 😦

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    • sooooo, looking for justification? We have a generator for the well, but it is big. We grab the RV generators because they are small. Generators are less expensive than RVs.
      I think RVs are valuable in their own right.
      Mostly, we travel with a trailer because I have food allergies.It is not safe for me to dine out. So I always have my own food. Healthier food as well.
      The RV gives us opportunity for rural trips. We often go places with no amenities, The generators make it possible to dry camp in wonderful vast open spaces. We also travel with our dogs. I know, we could rough it in a tent, but we aren’t 20 anymore! lol

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  3. An RV generator for coffee, and I don’t have to buy the whole RV, I can buy the RV generator separately– I’m gonna remember both those tips– thanks!! : P

    Hope you’re back up and running. : )

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    • Propane stove and french press works, too. For that matter, we can heat water on the wood stove. Gotta have coffee backups! lol
      Electricity out for only a day. It really is not as bad as the news lets on. These storms are nothing like Sandy. Some folks out here have flooded, but our place is not built in a flood plain. Building along creeks and rivers is all nice until the water rises. At some point, it always does.

      Thanks for checking in.

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  4. i’m looking forward to more interesting weather! and perhaps a bit more snow next time. the snowshoes are getting dusty! 😉

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