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Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“May you have warm words on a cold evening,
   a full moon on a dark night
   and a smooth road all the way to your door.”
~ An Irish Blessing, attributed to St. Patrick – 433AD

A weak cold front spread showers across the foothills on Sunday. Only
0.2 inches fell. The season’s one after another storm pattern [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“It’s raining – it’s pouring …”
–The Observer, a 1909 weekly newspaper
Yes, it has been raining and sometimes pouring. And after a few days’ break, it begins to rain and pour once again. The surrounding hillsides are green and swimming pools have filled to deck-level throughout the Crescenta Valley. At this point of the rain season, [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

 
“Why, what’s the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?”
~ William Shakespeare, “Much Ado About Nothing”

The weather of “Jolly Old England” that Shakespeare wrote of was none too jolly. Due to the climate, continuous dreary conditions were expected during the winter months. Along with the weather a sense [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.”
~ John Muir

The “breezy” conditions mentioned in last week’s Weather in The Foothills turned into strong winds. The last of three rain systems exited the foothills assisted by these intensified winds. A few stray clouds, brilliant blue skies and milder temperatures remained.
On this [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Nothing that is can pause or stay;
The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
The current rain season continues on, one wonderful storm after another. Thus far we have surpassed last year’s total of 16.26 inches as a [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Looking at the Earth in all its wonder, in all its splendor — it’s all dynamics; it’s alive. It’s not tumbling through space. It’s not moving aimlessly. It’s moving with logic and purpose. It’s too beautiful to have happened by accident. What I’m saying is there is a creator of the universe. There’s a God.”
~ [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder,  not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries.”
–John Muir

“Happy New Year!” What a way to spend New Year’s Eve. We were heading back home after a post-Christmas get away. Our destination had [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

 
“New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds, for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”      
~ Dave Barry, American author & humor columnist

If we all moved into tents, might the drought loosen its grip over the Southwest? We may have to consider this now since La Niña conditions [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.”
Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Thanksgiving
“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set [...]


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