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Fierce winds forecast for Bay Area
Mercury News (and ap) ^ | 11/29/11 | Mercury News wire reports

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: bayarea; fierce; winds
Series Windage ahead alert! This will hopefully air the local OCCUPY folks out real good, set their tents to flapping .. now if we can get some rain and snow ..
1 posted on 11/29/2011 2:31:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: tubebender; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Incoming!!

a good blow be in the works.. a test of solar power panels built in China.. installed here. :-)


2 posted on 11/29/2011 2:33:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

baseball size hail ? LOL


3 posted on 11/29/2011 2:34:36 PM PST by molson209
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To: NormsRevenge; martin_fierro

Pinging Martin...


4 posted on 11/29/2011 2:36:02 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NormsRevenge

Lol!

If you’re downwind from the occupiers, my advice would be....RUN!


5 posted on 11/29/2011 2:36:42 PM PST by derllak
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To: molson209

that’d leave a dent at 70 .. lol


6 posted on 11/29/2011 2:37:22 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Prayers up for the crab fishermen. They just settled on $2.25/pound yesterday and the crab fleet went out before dawn today.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 2:37:32 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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.


8 posted on 11/29/2011 2:39:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Fierce winds forecast for Bay Area

Better rewrite the headline.

In San Francisco, "fierce" may not mean what they think it does.

9 posted on 11/29/2011 2:45:23 PM PST by x
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To: null and void

Nully, be careful


10 posted on 11/29/2011 2:49:48 PM PST by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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To: x

Maybe they meant “fabulous winds.”


11 posted on 11/29/2011 2:50:33 PM PST by thesharkboy
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Crab season: Fishermen, processors claw out deal
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/29/MNQM1M16HB.DTL

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.”...


12 posted on 11/29/2011 2:50:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought it WAS ALWAYS BLOWING IN SF...............


13 posted on 11/29/2011 2:52:54 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 3:02:52 PM PST by txhurl
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To: NormsRevenge

...must be caused by....you know what.


15 posted on 11/29/2011 3:12:48 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


16 posted on 11/29/2011 3:17:14 PM PST by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: Red Badger

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


17 posted on 11/29/2011 3:26:23 PM PST by Recon Dad ("The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win and cheat if necessary.")
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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.

18 posted on 11/29/2011 4:07:35 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: lewislynn
I'll bet some of you actually thought/believed we had a free market system.

Ya mean using trillions to bail out the fatcorps, the banks, and Wall Street isn't a free market system?

19 posted on 11/29/2011 4:15:39 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The crabbers might be in for a ride.

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.

20 posted on 11/29/2011 4:23:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: lewislynn
Fishermen(supply) and processors(demand) reaching a strike price for a good seems to me to be the very essence of a free market system in action.

I think you are missing something.

21 posted on 11/29/2011 4:28:36 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: lewislynn
Fishermen(supply) and processors(demand) reaching a strike price for a good seems to me to be the very essence of a free market system in action.

I think you are missing something.

22 posted on 11/29/2011 4:28:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge
Even fiercer winds are expected in Southern California, with northeast gusts to 80 mph in the mountain passes.

I'm so glad we don't live in Santa Clarita any longer; we were just inside the Newhall Pass, where the Santa Anas build up to squeeze through. We'd get no benefit like the San Fernando Valley (they'd get balmy 80 degree days and light breezes during Santa Anas) - all we'd get on the "wrong side" was raw, cold windy blows.

My saying was "The wind doesn't blow here - it sucks".

23 posted on 11/29/2011 4:59:22 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Carry_Okie; clamper1797; EggsAckley; expat_brit; hedgetrimmer; Jack Black; jahp; Regulator; ...
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24 posted on 11/29/2011 5:19:29 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NormsRevenge

Unfortunately, I fear the fire bugs will be aroused.


25 posted on 11/29/2011 5:36:12 PM PST by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Anything to blow the overcast away. WE had 99 MPH winds on New Years eve a few years ago that was coupled with a very high tide and Bender Bay breached the dikes and flooded 101 north of here. The power lines went down for hours and hours and my world ended as we knew it. (Didn’t even have a lap top at the time) Dikes, not to be confused with Dykes...


26 posted on 11/29/2011 6:30:20 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: Rebelbase

During Santana winds, most ignition sources are due to downed power lines, caused by falling trees, branches, power outages, etc.

But it’s nothing like the routine power outages which occur back east and the mid-west. In fact, living in S.CA, we’ve personally only had maybe 2 or 3 power outages in the past tens years or so.


27 posted on 11/29/2011 6:32:32 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cool. I’ll plan on spending all Thursday picking plum tree leaves out of my fishpond.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 7:06:18 PM PST by skeeter
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To: lewislynn

I don’t think you know how the crab market works.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 7:57:45 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: REDWOOD99; hinckley buzzard
I don’t think you know how the crab market works.
Sure I do, it's called a conspiracy or collusion.
Fishermen(supply) and processors(demand) reaching a strike price for a good seems to me to be the very essence of a free market system in action.
Sounds good except Fishermen(supply) didn't know what processors(demand) was/is untill the price was agreed to...not only that, processors(demand) had/has no idea what the Fishermen(supply) is going to be...

Sorry, supply and demand doesn't determine price in the crab market...it's a lie.

Since the price was determined before the boats left the harbor it sounds like the next time I see crab on my menu the words "market price" won't be there...The price was determined before the fishing boat's motors started.

30 posted on 11/29/2011 9:40:47 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: lewislynn

So the crab should be caught and sold to highest bidder at the dock?


31 posted on 11/29/2011 9:53:53 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Recon Dad

No self respecting fag would go down..........that road................


32 posted on 11/30/2011 6:39:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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OK, so we’re totally socked in with fog right now... where’s the wind?


33 posted on 11/30/2011 8:15:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter; tubebender; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Update.. It finally kicked in here early Wednesday afternoon,, been blowing on and off ever since.. already harvested one crop of leaves from the pool.. supposed to warm nicely this afternoon. We’ll see.. some folks without power across bay area as crews work feverishly to restore service. no glitches here.. whew.

meanwhile

SoCal

97 mph! Santa Ana winds knock out power, down trees in LA
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/30/9122369-97-mph-santa-ana-winds-knock-out-power-down-trees-in-la

Ashley Gordon, nbclosangeles.com

Updated at 6:00 a.m. ET

Power outages and downed trees were reported in several regions of Los Angeles County Wednesday night due to strong winds, NBC LA reported.

A major change in the weather pattern is expected to bring powerful gusts of up to 85 miles per hour and possible hurricane force winds into the Los Angeles region for two days.

The National Weather Service issued warnings that the high winds and low humidy could cause wildfires.


34 posted on 12/01/2011 2:03:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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