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.
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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.
I think you are missing something.
I think you are missing something.
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".
Unfortunately, I fear the fire bugs will be aroused.
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...
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.
Cool. I’ll plan on spending all Thursday picking plum tree leaves out of my fishpond.
I don’t think you know how the crab market works.
I dont 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.
So the crab should be caught and sold to highest bidder at the dock?
No self respecting fag would go down..........that road................
OK, so we’re totally socked in with fog right now... where’s the wind?
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.
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.