Skip to comments.Fierce winds forecast for Bay Area
Posted on 11/29/2011 2:31:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Gusts up to 70 mph Wednesday are forecast for the Bay Area in "a potentially damaging and prolonged wind storm," the National Weather Service.
The high-wind warning issued by the weather agency says the strongest winds will be in the hills above 1,000 feet; sustained winds of 20 to 40 mph with frequent gusts over 50 mph are expected through most of the Bay Area. The warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
Even fiercer winds are expected in Southern California, with northeast gusts to 80 mph in the mountain passes. Weather service forecasters are calling it a possible 5- to 10-year Santa Ana wind event in the Los Angeles area, the Associated Press reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...
a good blow be in the works.. a test of solar power panels built in China.. installed here. :-)
baseball size hail ? LOL
If you’re downwind from the occupiers, my advice would be....RUN!
that’d leave a dent at 70 .. lol
Prayers up for the crab fishermen. They just settled on $2.25/pound yesterday and the crab fleet went out before dawn today.
Good point! Prayers for safe passage, two weeks lost in the season so far, many just left port.., I’d be headed back in quick. I get seasick real easy.
Better rewrite the headline.
In San Francisco, "fierce" may not mean what they think it does.
Nully, be careful
Maybe they meant “fabulous winds.”
Crab season: Fishermen, processors claw out deal
Seafood processors essentially flipped an extra quarter into the pot Monday and, with that, local fishermen dashed to their boats and rumbled out of San Francisco Bay in a mad scramble for Dungeness crab.
The commercial crab season officially began moments after Central California crab fishermen and seafood processors agreed to a price of $2.25 per pound for the spindly crustaceans.
“We’ll have crab on the market by Wednesday or Thursday,” said Larry Collins, head of the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association, who fielded a call over the weekend from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee wondering when he could expect crab to hit his dinner table. “Get your salt water boiling.”...
I thought it WAS ALWAYS BLOWING IN SF...............
I’ve never been able to like Dungeness, and I’ve tried. Maybe it has to be ultra-fresh, right out of the water and boiled alive, like our blue crab.
...must be caused by....you know what.
That’s going to raise one heck of a dust storm in the Congress created dust -bowl area of the Central Valley.
I’m socked in with heavy fog here, just south of SF, on the coast. Despite the high winds, tomorrow is supposed to be much warmer.
Word is once he announced is upcoming retirement from the congress Barney Frank would be Blowing in...to town. It may have nothing to do with the story. /s
The commercial crab season officially began moments after Central California crab fishermen and seafood processors agreed to a price of $2.25 per pound for the spindly crustaceans.That sounds more like a union labor contract than "free market" pricing.
I'll bet some of you actually thought/believed we had a free market stystem.
Ya mean using trillions to bail out the fatcorps, the banks, and Wall Street isn't a free market system?
In Two Years Before the Mast Dana describes how their sailing ship was blown from anchorage off the south coast to over a hundred miles out to sea. They didn't have a name for the wind then, but there it was.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.