“Great news! We received notification that LAHC has been awarded a $6 million Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM grant (science, technology, engineering, and math) from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant begins Oct. 1, 2016…The goal of the grant, ‘STEM STEP’ (Success, Transfer and Equity Program), is to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who attain degrees in STEM fields.”

George F. Canyon studying how water shapes land, plant adaptations, all 4 spheres: meet at trailhead just past Nature Center on Palos Verdes Drive East, 9:45-10:40, 11:20-12:15, 5:35-6:30, about. ¬†Bring food & water, camera/phone & pen, wear a hat or cap & light layers, no open-toed shoes, ‘supposed to be cooler.’ Please carpool.
George F. Canyon Nature Center - car is near the trailhead parking lot
LAHC Geog 1 1110 Geo F Cyn, Dr. Renfrew

Southern California plants can bloom any time, responding to heat, sun, & water. I took these photos Friday ‘just walking around.’
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These ‘spring green’ sycamore leaves are fairly new: they may dry & fall later on this fall:
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This is new growth.
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(Word document) Burbank-NWS-100-degree-West-winds-9-26-16

Melanie Renfrew, 1-5-12 whale watch cruiseCopied from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=lox&sid=KBUR&num=168&raw=0&dbn=m

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#DirectionalDyslexia

but have never been assaulted or robbed, as evidently cruise ship passengers have been:
http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2014/04/articles/crime/top-10-most-dangerous-cruise-destinations-in-the-world/

Like many voters, I’m frustrated by weaknesses of both our candidates, but certainly ‘lean toward one.’ūüôā I don’t really like American news coverage because it just exhausts everything, but BBC is good. I like their anchors, reporters, accents and international viewpoints. ¬†During the last few minutes, they have weather in the U.S.; and it’s the most sexy of any weather reporting.

accuweather-9-26-16-map-is-right-santa-ana-windsThey are diagramming upper-air movement, while hot, dry winds on the surface, which we experience in most of L.A. Basin and Orange County coastal plain, are ‘from offshore,’ not ‘to it.’ The city becomes so hot that winds reverse.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/santa-ana-winds-to-raise-wildfire-risk-southern-california/60271718

Disproportionate Santa Ana Wind-fanned fires in So. Cal., UC Berkeley studyAdiabatic lapse rate, kkd.ou.edu

 

Santa Ana’s actual winds today:

Weather Conditions for:
Santa Ana, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, CA.  KSNA  (NWS/FAA)
Elev: 52 ft; Latitude: 33.68000; Longitude: -117.86639

 

Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind
    Point Humidity Direction Speed
(PDT) (f) (f) (%)   (mph)
26 Sep 6:30 pm 91 38 15 WSW 3
26 Sep 6:25 pm 91 38 15 WSW 3
26 Sep 6:20 pm 91 38 15 CALM  
26 Sep 6:15 pm 91 38 15 CALM  
26 Sep 6:10 pm 91 38 15 W 3
26 Sep 6:05 pm 91 39 16 W 3
26 Sep 6:00 pm 91 39 16 CALM  
26 Sep 5:55 pm 91 38 15 W 5
26 Sep 5:53 pm 92 38 15 SW 5
26 Sep 5:50 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:45 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:40 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:35 pm 91 38 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:30 pm 91 38 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:25 pm 91 39 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:20 pm 93 38 14 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:15 pm 93 39 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:10 pm 93 41 16 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:05 pm 93 39 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 5:00 pm 93 39 15 SW 5G17
26 Sep 4:55 pm 93 39 15 WSW 3
26 Sep 4:53 pm 93 40 16 SW 5
26 Sep 4:50 pm 91 39 16 SW 5
26 Sep 4:45 pm 91 39 16 SW 5
26 Sep 4:40 pm 91 39 16 WSW 5
26 Sep 4:35 pm 91 39 16 WSW 6
26 Sep 4:30 pm 91 39 16 W 6
26 Sep 4:25 pm 91 39 16 WSW 6
26 Sep 4:20 pm 91 39 16 WSW 7
26 Sep 4:15 pm 91 39 16 W 6
26 Sep 4:10 pm 93 39 15 WSW 5
26 Sep 4:05 pm 91 38 15 SW 6
26 Sep 4:00 pm 91 38 15 WSW 5
26 Sep 3:55 pm 91 39 16 WSW 6
26 Sep 3:53 pm 92 43 18 SW 8
26 Sep 3:50 pm 91 46 21 SSW 7
26 Sep 3:45 pm 91 46 21 SSW 8
26 Sep 3:40 pm 91 46 21 SSW 9
26 Sep 3:35 pm 91 46 21 SSW 9
26 Sep 3:30 pm 91 45 20 SSW 10
26 Sep 3:25 pm 91 45 20 SSW 10
26 Sep 3:20 pm 93 45 19 SSW 10
26 Sep 3:15 pm 93 45 19 S 13
26 Sep 3:10 pm 95 43 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 3:05 pm 95 43 17 SW 12
26 Sep 3:00 pm 95 41 16 SW 13
26 Sep 2:55 pm 95 43 17 SW 9
26 Sep 2:53 pm 95 43 17 SW 9
26 Sep 2:50 pm 95 43 17 SW 12
26 Sep 2:45 pm 95 43 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 2:40 pm 95 45 18 SW 10
26 Sep 2:35 pm 95 45 18 SSW 12
26 Sep 2:30 pm 97 45 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 2:25 pm 95 45 18 SW 8
26 Sep 2:20 pm 95 45 18 SW 9
26 Sep 2:15 pm 95 47 19 SSW 10
26 Sep 2:10 pm 95 47 19 SSW 10
26 Sep 2:05 pm 97 47 18 SSW 10
26 Sep 2:00 pm 97 47 18 SSW 10
26 Sep 1:55 pm 97 45 17 SSW 12
26 Sep 1:53 pm 97 44 16 SW 12
26 Sep 1:50 pm 97 43 16 WSW 9
26 Sep 1:45 pm 99 43 15 SW 13
26 Sep 1:40 pm 99 43 15 SW 10
26 Sep 1:35 pm 99 45 16 SW 8
26 Sep 1:30 pm 99 43 15 WSW 8
26 Sep 1:25 pm 99 45 16 SW 9
26 Sep 1:20 pm 99 45 16 SW 8
26 Sep 1:15 pm 100 47 16 WSW 9
26 Sep 1:10 pm 99 45 16 WSW 9
26 Sep 1:05 pm 99 47 17 SW 9
26 Sep 1:00 pm 99 52 21 SW 10
26 Sep 12:55 pm 99 52 21 SSW 12
26 Sep 12:53 pm 98 51 21 SSW 14
26 Sep 12:50 pm 97 52 22 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:45 pm 99 52 21 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:40 pm 97 54 24 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:35 pm 97 50 21 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:30 pm 97 48 19 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:25 pm 97 48 19 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:20 pm 99 48 18 SSW 14G17
26 Sep 12:15 pm 99 48 18 SSW 13
26 Sep 12:10 pm 99 52 21 SSW 12
26 Sep 12:05 pm 99 50 20 SSW 9
26 Sep 12:00 pm 104 38 10 SSW 13
26 Sep 11:55 am 106 36 9 E 10
26 Sep 11:53 am 105 35 9 SSW 13
26 Sep 11:50 am 106 36 9 NE 10
26 Sep 11:45 am 104 36 10 E 7
26 Sep 11:40 am 106 36 9 ENE 12
26 Sep 11:35 am 104 36 10 E 5
26 Sep 11:30 am 104 36 10 NE 8
26 Sep 11:25 am 102 38 11    
26 Sep 11:20 am 102 38 11 SE 3
26 Sep 11:15 am 102 38 11 SSE 5
26 Sep 11:10 am 102 38 11 SSE 5
26 Sep 11:05 am 102 38 11 CALM  
26 Sep 11:00 am 100 39 12 SE 7
26 Sep 10:55 am 102 39 12 ESE 5
26 Sep 10:53 am 101 39 12 VRBL 3
26 Sep 10:50 am 100 39 12 CALM  
26 Sep 10:45 am 100 39 12 NNW 5
26 Sep 10:40 am 100 41 13 NW 3
26 Sep 10:35 am 99 45 16 NNW 5
26 Sep 10:30 am 99 47 17 NNW 3
26 Sep 10:25 am 97 47 18 NW 3
26 Sep 10:20 am 97 47 18 NNW 3
26 Sep 10:15 am 97 47 18 NNW 3
26 Sep 10:10 am 95 47 19 NW 3
26 Sep 10:05 am 95 47 19 CALM  
26 Sep 10:00 am 93 48 22 NW 3
26 Sep 9:55 am 91 52 26 CALM  
26 Sep 9:53 am 92 51 25 CALM  
26 Sep 9:50 am 91 52 26 CALM  
26 Sep 9:45 am 91 52 26 CALM  
26 Sep 9:40 am 90 52 28 CALM  
26 Sep 9:35 am 90 52 28 CALM  
26 Sep 9:30 am 88 54 31 CALM  
26 Sep 9:25 am 88 54 31 CALM  
26 Sep 9:20 am 86 54 33 CALM  
26 Sep 9:15 am 84 54 35 CALM  
26 Sep 9:10 am 84 54 35 CALM  
26 Sep 9:05 am 84 54 35 CALM  
26 Sep 9:00 am 82 54 37 CALM  
26 Sep 8:55 am 82 54 37 CALM  
26 Sep 8:53 am 82 54 38 CALM  
26 Sep 8:50 am 81 54 39 CALM  
26 Sep 8:45 am 81 54 39 CALM  
26 Sep 8:40 am 79 54 42 CALM  
26 Sep 8:35 am 79 54 42 CALM  
26 Sep 8:30 am 79 54 42 SSW 3
26 Sep 8:25 am 79 54 42 CALM  
26 Sep 8:20 am 77 54 44 CALM  
26 Sep 8:15 am 75 52 44 CALM  
26 Sep 8:10 am 75 52 44 SSW 3
26 Sep 8:05 am 73 52 47 SSW 3
26 Sep 8:00 am 73 52 47 SSW 3
26 Sep 7:55 am 73 52 47 CALM  
26 Sep 7:53 am 73 52 48 CALM  
26 Sep 7:50 am 73 52 47 CALM  
26 Sep 7:45 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:40 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:35 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:30 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:25 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:20 am 72 52 50 CALM  
26 Sep 7:15 am 70 52 53 CALM  
26 Sep 7:10 am 70 52 53 CALM  
26 Sep 7:05 am 70 52 53 SW 3
26 Sep 7:00 am 70 52 53 CALM  
26 Sep 6:55 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:53 am 67 52 59 CALM  
26 Sep 6:50 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:45 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:40 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:35 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:30 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:25 am 66 54 64 CALM  
26 Sep 6:20 am 66 52 60 CALM  
26 Sep 6:15 am 66 52 60 CALM  
26 Sep 6:10 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:05 am 68 52 56 CALM  
26 Sep 6:00 am 68 52 56 CALM  

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=sgx&sid=KSNA&num=72&raw=0

The Weathermen's Brains, Dr. M P Renfrew's cartoonDominant day West winds are why it’s directionally dyslexic to call High pressure in L.A., ‘offshore flow.’

It’s ‘adiabatic heating,’ the sinking and compression of air, that ‘cooks’ it, the intensification of air molecules with higher density.

https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/: thanks to Weather Underground for these maps; and thanks to the National Weather Service for posting real wind records.
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Weather Conditions for:
Torrance, Zamperini Field Airport, CA.  KTOA  (NWS/FAA)
Elev: 102 ft; Latitude: 33.80; Longitude: -118.33333

Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind
    Point Humidity Direction Speed
(PDT) (f) (f) (%)   (mph)
26 Sep 3:47 pm 99 38 12 W 8
26 Sep 2:47 pm 100 36 11 W 8
26 Sep 1:47 pm 100 36 11 W 12
26 Sep 12:47 pm 100 39 12 WNW 12
26 Sep 11:47 am 104 38 10 CALM  
26 Sep 10:49 am 99 43 15 CALM  
26 Sep 9:47 am       CALM  
26 Sep 8:47 am 90 37 16 NW 6
26 Sep 7:47 am 79 43 28 CALM  
26 Sep 6:47 am 73 39 29 CALM  

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=lox&sid=KTOA&num=168&raw=0&dbn=m

Weather Conditions for:
Hawthorne, Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA.  KHHR  (NWS/FAA)
Elev: 62 ft; Latitude: 33.92361; Longitude: -118.33194

Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind
    Point Humidity Direction Speed
(PDT) (f) (f) (%)   (mph)
26 Sep 4:25 pm 99 38 12 W 13
26 Sep 4:20 pm 99 36 11 W 10
26 Sep 4:15 pm 99 36 11 W 13
26 Sep 4:10 pm 100 36 11 W 12
26 Sep 4:05 pm 100 38 11 W 10G16
26 Sep 4:00 pm 99 38 12 W 12
26 Sep 3:55 pm 99 38 12 W 8
26 Sep 3:53 pm 99 38 12 W 9
26 Sep 3:50 pm 99 39 13 W 12
26 Sep 3:45 pm 99 39 13 W 13
26 Sep 3:40 pm 99 39 13 WSW 12
26 Sep 3:35 pm 99 39 13 WSW 13
26 Sep 3:30 pm 99 41 14 WSW 14
26 Sep 3:25 pm 99 41 14 WSW 12
26 Sep 3:20 pm 99 38 12 W 13
26 Sep 3:15 pm 99 34 11 W 10
26 Sep 3:10 pm 100 34 10 W 14
26 Sep 3:05 pm 100 34 10 W 14
26 Sep 3:00 pm 100 34 10 W 12G17
26 Sep 2:55 pm 100 34 10 W 10
26 Sep 2:53 pm 101 34 10 WNW 9G17
26 Sep 2:50 pm 100 34 10 W 15
26 Sep 2:45 pm 100 32 9 W 12
26 Sep 2:40 pm 102 32 9 W 12
26 Sep 2:35 pm 100 32 9 W 8
26 Sep 2:30 pm 100 30 9 W 12
26 Sep 2:25 pm 100 30 9 W 12
26 Sep 2:20 pm 100 30 9 W 8
26 Sep 2:15 pm 100 30 9 W 12
26 Sep 2:10 pm 100 30 9 WNW 10
26 Sep 2:05 pm 102 30 8 W 9
26 Sep 2:00 pm 100 30 9 W 9
26 Sep 1:55 pm 100 30 9 W 10
26 Sep 1:53 pm 102 30 8 W 12
26 Sep 1:50 pm 102 30 8 W 15
26 Sep 1:45 pm 102 30 8 W 12
26 Sep 1:40 pm 102 30 8 W 12
26 Sep 1:35 pm 102 30 8 WNW 9
26 Sep 1:30 pm 102 30 8 WNW 9
26 Sep 1:25 pm 100 30 9 W 12
26 Sep 1:20 pm 102 32 9 W 12
26 Sep 1:15 pm 102 32 9 W 10
26 Sep 1:10 pm 102 32 9 WNW 9
26 Sep 1:05 pm 102 32 9 W 9
26 Sep 1:00 pm 102 32 9 WSW 8
26 Sep 12:55 pm 102 30 8 W 7
26 Sep 12:53 pm 104 31 8 VRBL 3
26 Sep 12:50 pm 102 30 8 CALM  
26 Sep 12:45 pm 100 30 9 CALM  
26 Sep 12:40 pm 100 30 9 CALM  
26 Sep 12:35 pm 102 30 8 CALM  
26 Sep 12:30 pm 100 32 9 CALM  
26 Sep 12:25 pm 100 30 9 CALM  
26 Sep 12:20 pm 102 32 9 NNE 3
26 Sep 12:15 pm 100 32 9 CALM  
26 Sep 12:10 pm 100 32 9 ENE 3
26 Sep 12:05 pm 100 32 9 E 3
26 Sep 12:00 pm 100 32 9 CALM  
26 Sep 11:55 am 100 32 9 N 3
26 Sep 11:53 am 100 32 9 VRBL 3
26 Sep 11:50 am 100 32 9 NW 3
26 Sep 11:45 am 99 32 10 SW 3
26 Sep 11:40 am 99 32 10 SW 5
26 Sep 11:35 am 99 34 11 W 3
26 Sep 11:30 am 99 34 11 CALM  
26 Sep 11:25 am 97 32 10 CALM  
26 Sep 11:20 am 97 32 10 WSW 5
26 Sep 11:15 am 97 32 10 NW 5
26 Sep 11:10 am 99 34 11 CALM  
26 Sep 11:05 am 99 34 11 CALM  
26 Sep 11:00 am 99 34 11 CALM  
26 Sep 10:55 am 99 32 10 N 3
26 Sep 10:53 am 97 32 10 CALM  
26 Sep 10:50 am 97 34 11 NE 5
26 Sep 10:45 am 97 34 11 CALM  
26 Sep 10:40 am 97 34 11 ENE 3
26 Sep 10:35 am 97 34 11 N 3
26 Sep 10:30 am 95 34 12 CALM  
26 Sep 10:25 am 95 34 12 NNW 3
26 Sep 10:20 am 95 34 12 CALM  
26 Sep 10:15 am 95 34 12 NNE 3
26 Sep 10:10 am 93 36 13 NE 3
26 Sep 10:05 am 93 34 12 NE 3
26 Sep 10:00 am 91 34 13 CALM  
26 Sep 9:55 am 91 34 13 N 3
26 Sep 9:53 am 92 34 13 CALM  
26 Sep 9:50 am 91 34 13 NNE 3
26 Sep 9:45 am 91 34 13 N 3
26 Sep 9:40 am 91 34 13 NNE 5
26 Sep 9:35 am 91 34 13 N 3
26 Sep 9:30 am 90 34 14 CALM  
26 Sep 9:25 am 90 34 14 CALM  
26 Sep 9:20 am 90 34 14 N 3
26 Sep 9:15 am 88 36 16 CALM  
26 Sep 9:10 am 88 36 16 CALM  
26 Sep 9:05 am 86 34 16 CALM  
26 Sep 9:00 am 84 34 16 CALM  
26 Sep 8:55 am 84 34 16 CALM  
26 Sep 8:53 am 84 35 17 CALM  
26 Sep 8:50 am 84 36 18 CALM  
26 Sep 8:45 am 84 36 18 CALM  
26 Sep 8:40 am 82 36 19 CALM  
26 Sep 8:35 am 82 34 17 CALM  
26 Sep 8:30 am 82 36 19 CALM  
26 Sep 8:25 am 82 34 17 CALM  
26 Sep 8:20 am 81 36 20 N 3
26 Sep 8:15 am 81 36 20 CALM  
26 Sep 8:10 am 81 36 20 CALM  
26 Sep 8:05 am 79 36 21 CALM  
26 Sep 8:00 am 79 36 21 CALM  
26 Sep 7:55 am 79 36 21 CALM  
26 Sep 7:53 am 77 35 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:50 am 77 36 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:45 am 77 36 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:40 am 77 36 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:35 am 77 36 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:30 am 75 34 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:25 am 75 34 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:20 am 75 34 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:15 am 75 34 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:10 am 75 34 22 CALM  
26 Sep 7:05 am 75 34 22 NNW 3
26 Sep 7:00 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:55 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:53 am 74 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:50 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:45 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:40 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:35 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:30 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:25 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:20 am 73 36 25 NNW 3
26 Sep 6:15 am 73 36 25 CALM  
26 Sep 6:10 am 73 36 25 NNW 3
26 Sep 6:05 am 73 36 25 N 3
26 Sep 6:00 am 73 37 27 CALM  

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=lox&sid=KHHR&num=168&raw=0&

Dr. Melanie Patton Renfrew, Santa Monica Bay, Nov. 2012Excerpt from “WHAT IT TOOK TO CONVINCE NBC THE WINDS ARE COMING FROM THE WEST”

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/wilmington-ca/90744/october-weather/2178715?monyr=10/1/2016

Copied & pasted from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?prod=XXXAFDLOX&wfo=LOX:

Indoor weathermen's brainsArea Forecast Discussion
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
445 PM PDT SUN SEP 25 2016

SHORT TERM…(TDY-WED)
“Our area remains under the influence of the high pressure system
to our north which is producing offshore flow to the
south and west.

L.A.'s High pressure winds are onshore at the shore, not "offshore"ACTUAL ‚ÄúSHORE‚ÄĚ WINDS TODAY:
Weather Conditions for:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA.  KLAX  (NWS/FAA)
Elev: 125 ft; Latitude: 33.93806; Longitude: -118.38889

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=lox&sid=KLAX&num=72&raw=0

Time Wind Wind
Direction Speed
(PDT) (mph)
25 Sep 7:10 pm SW 8
25 Sep 7:05 pm WSW 8
25 Sep 7:00 pm SW 8
25 Sep 6:55 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 6:53 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:50 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:45 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:40 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:35 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 6:30 pm WSW 10
25 Sep 6:25 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:20 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:15 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:10 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 6:05 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:00 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 5:55 pm W 13
25 Sep 5:53 pm W 14
25 Sep 5:50 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 5:45 pm W 12
25 Sep 5:40 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 5:35 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 5:30 pm W 13
25 Sep 5:25 pm W 14
25 Sep 5:20 pm W 13
25 Sep 5:15 pm W 12
25 Sep 5:10 pm W 14
25 Sep 5:05 pm W 12
25 Sep 5:00 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:55 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:53 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:50 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:45 pm W 15
25 Sep 4:40 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:35 pm W 17
25 Sep 4:30 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:25 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:20 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:15 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:10 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:05 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:00 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:55 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:53 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:50 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:45 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:40 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:35 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:30 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:25 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:20 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:15 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:10 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:05 pm W 9
25 Sep 3:00 pm W 10
25 Sep 2:55 pm W 12
25 Sep 2:53 pm W 12
25 Sep 2:50 pm W 13
25 Sep 2:45 pm W 14
25 Sep 2:40 pm W 14
25 Sep 2:35 pm W 14
25 Sep 2:30 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 2:25 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 2:20 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 2:15 pm W 12
25 Sep 2:10 pm WSW 10
25 Sep 2:05 pm W 10
25 Sep 2:00 pm WSW 10
25 Sep 1:55 pm W 12
25 Sep 1:53 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 1:50 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 1:45 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:40 pm W 14
25 Sep 1:35 pm W 15
25 Sep 1:30 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:25 pm W 12
25 Sep 1:20 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:15 pm W 14
25 Sep 1:10 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:05 pm W 14
25 Sep 1:00 pm W 14
25 Sep 12:55 pm W 15
25 Sep 12:53 pm W 15
25 Sep 12:50 pm W 13
25 Sep 12:45 pm W 14
25 Sep 12:40 pm W 10
25 Sep 12:35 pm W 9
25 Sep 12:30 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 12:25 pm WSW 8
25 Sep 12:20 pm W 10
25 Sep 12:15 pm W 12
25 Sep 12:10 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 12:05 pm W 14
25 Sep 12:00 pm W 10
25 Sep 11:55 am W 9
25 Sep 11:53 am W 8
25 Sep 11:50 am W 9
25 Sep 11:45 am W 7
25 Sep 11:40 am W 8
25 Sep 11:35 am W 8
25 Sep 11:30 am WSW 6
25 Sep 11:25 am WSW 6
25 Sep 11:20 am WSW 5
25 Sep 11:15 am WSW 6
25 Sep 11:10 am WSW 7
25 Sep 11:05 am SW 8
25 Sep 11:00 am SW 8
25 Sep 10:55 am WSW 10
25 Sep 10:53 am WSW 10
25 Sep 10:50 am SW 7
25 Sep 10:45 am S 3
25 Sep 10:40 am SSW 3
25 Sep 10:35 am CALM
25 Sep 10:30 am CALM
25 Sep 10:25 am CALM
25 Sep 10:20 am N 3
25 Sep 10:15 am CALM
25 Sep 10:10 am NW 5
25 Sep 10:05 am NW 5
25 Sep 10:00 am NNW 3
25 Sep 9:55 am NW 3
25 Sep 9:53 am VRBL 3
25 Sep 9:50 am CALM
25 Sep 9:45 am N 3
25 Sep 9:40 am NNW 6
25 Sep 9:35 am NNW 6
25 Sep 9:30 am NNW 5
25 Sep 9:25 am N 5
25 Sep 9:20 am N 5
25 Sep 9:15 am N 5
25 Sep 9:10 am N 5
25 Sep 9:05 am WNW 3
25 Sep 9:00 am CALM
25 Sep 8:55 am CALM
25 Sep 8:53 am CALM
25 Sep 8:50 am CALM
25 Sep 8:45 am NW 3
25 Sep 8:40 am NNW 5
25 Sep 8:35 am CALM
25 Sep 8:30 am CALM
25 Sep 8:25 am CALM
25 Sep 8:20 am CALM
25 Sep 8:15 am CALM
25 Sep 8:10 am CALM
25 Sep 8:05 am CALM
25 Sep 8:00 am SE 5
25 Sep 7:55 am CALM
25 Sep 7:53 am CALM
25 Sep 7:50 am CALM
25 Sep 7:45 am CALM
25 Sep 7:40 am E 3
25 Sep 7:35 am CALM
25 Sep 7:30 am ENE 3
25 Sep 7:25 am E 3
25 Sep 7:20 am E 3
25 Sep 7:15 am ENE 3
25 Sep 7:10 am ESE 8
25 Sep 7:05 am E 3
25 Sep 7:00 am SE 7

offshore episode 2The Weathermen's Brains, Dr. M P Renfrew's cartoon

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Phlox, Artemisia, Laurel sumac-RedRockThis will be an assignment due in October, but we’ll go over it this week if Thursday cools off enough for nature walks during class.

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glass of water

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I’ve been asking my dad to tell me his train stories on email, and this is one he sent today:
“I WAS AT A CONFERENCE IN RIJEKA, CROATIA WHERE I DELIVERED A PAPER. SEVERAL FRIENDS ASKED WHERE I WAS GOING NEXT, AND I
TOLD EACH – TO BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA. NO ONE SAID BOO RE A VISA.

THEN IN TRIESTE, I BOUGHT A FIRST CLASS RAIL TICKET TO BELGRADE, AND NO ONE SAID DIDLEY-SQUAT ABOUT HAVING TO HAVE A VISA. I HAVE BEEN TO ALL OF THE LEADING COUNTRIES OF EUROPE AND NEVER HAD TO BUY A VISA TO GET IN.

SHORTLY BEFORE THE BORDER THERE WAS AN
INSPECTION OF OUR LUGGAGE, WHICH WAS A SURPRISE. THEN WHEN
WE DID CROSS, IN CAME TWO SOLDIERS W/SHOTGUNS.
WHEN I WAS ASKED FOR A VISA, I SAID I HAD NONE, SO I WAS FORCED
AT GUNPOINT OFF THE TRAIN.

map-of-vukovar-and-vincoviciTHEY PUT ME IN A SMALL TENT AS THE TRAIN PULLED OUT. LATER I WAS GIVEN SOME LUKEWARM SODA POP. MY QUESTIONS GOT NOWHERE UNTIL ONE OF THE SOLDIERS SUGGESTED I TAKE THE NORTHBOUND TRAIN, DUE IN SOON, AND GET OFF AT VINCOVICI.
THERE I COULD TAKE A BRANCH TRAIN UP TO VINCOVAR WHERE
I COULD APPLY FOR A VISA.

BUT OF COURSE, I HAD NO TICKET FOR THESE OTHER TRAINS. AT THE
FIRST TERMINAL, I STOOD IN LINE ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS AND
HAD STILL NOT BEEN TAKEN CARE OF WHEN THE “ALL ABOARD” SOUNDED. SO I RUSHED TO AN EMPTY CAR, GOT ON WITH NO TICKET.

SOON A CONDUCTOR CAME THRU, FOUND I HAD NO TICKET, SO I ASKED
IF I COULD BUY ONE THERE. NO, THEY WOULD NOT TAKE AMERICAN
MONEY OR TRAVELER’S CHECKS OR A CREDIT CARD. IT WAS GETTING
TO BE AROUND 1800 AND I KNEW THE CROATIAN VISA OFFICE, IF I COULD FIND IT, WAS PROBABLY CLOSED.

GUESS I LOOKED DESPERATE, SO THE RAIL CONDUCTOR TOOK MY U.S.
DOLLARS AND I RODE THE TRAIN TO ZAGREB, GOT A HOTEL, AND
POSTPONED MY WITCH HUNT UNTIL MORNING. I TOOK A CAB TO THE
EMBASSY. LOOKED LIKE A PIECE OF CAKE; BUT NO, AFTER A LONG WAIT, AN EMPLOYEE SAID THEY HAD ENOUGH VISITORS FOR THE
SUMMER AND WERE TAKING NO MORE.

“NO VISA.”
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Today Google has you avoid this area.

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from Manhattan Beach

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Nasa_earthSept. 4-5, the “G20 Summit” took place in Hangzhou, China (not to be confused with Guangzhou). Without looking up first, can you guess which countries are in this ‘Group of 20’ major world economies?
(I only guessed 18.)

post-tropical cyclone Hermine off NE U.S., 9-5-16
Click to see winds in motion, https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-72.31,38.08,1605

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