Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
Just read about the Thomas fire; criminy!
Sure hope aircraft and firefighters can put a serious dent in it after the sun rises.
Well, this ain’t going to be a good day. These winds have been brutal -- the strongest we’ve had here in a long time and unrelenting. From the back porch, I can see the flames west of us about 20 miles from the Santa Paula fire. That one is already at 30K acres with several homes destroyed. Of more immediate concern, another fire broke out in Sylmar this morning and has already topped 1000 acres in a few short hours. The winds will push that one in our direction and although 15 miles away, with these winds it’s going to spread and grow.
Best to start preparing. I expect that several more fires will be breaking out today throughout the SoCal and Ventura County areas. After what happened up north earlier this year in Santa Rosa, I feel that anything is possible.
From the NWS:
A strong surface high over the Great Basin will bring an extended period of moderate to strong Santa Ana winds to Southwest California through at least Thursday. The peak of this wind event is expected to be today and again late Wednesday night into Thursday. During these times, damaging wind gusts of 60 to 80 mph will be likely across the mountains, and damaging gusts up to 60 mph will be possible across wind prone portions of the coast and valleys in western Los Angeles and eastern Ventura Counties. High wind watches and warnings will likely need to be expanded for late Wednesday night into Thursday. This has the potential to be the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season. The Santa Ana winds will bring an extended period of extreme fire danger, with Red Flag Warnings in effect for much of Los Angeles County and all of Ventura County.
Bad situation for the next several days out there; seriously scary for a lot of people. Sure hope that you, Mrs. Sven and Jim teh Roofer (and crew) -- and your property -- remain safe.
Thanks, Fatwa. Pulling out empty totes and getting some stuff ready in case we need to go. There’s no immediate danger, but an oz of prevention and all that. These winds are really incredible.
Anyhow, I’ll shut this machine down and head into work and see what happens. On the plus side, Hillary! is STILL not POTUS!
Stay safe. You’re smart to start preparing now. With these winds you may have little time if the evacuation notice comes.
Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Sven -- prayers that these fires will get contained sooner, rather than later, and with minimal property damage.
Hope you had fun at Disneyland yesterday.
Just talked to Jim teh Roofer; he said power went out in Camarillo last night and that the town’s largely shut-down today due to lack of it. No word on when they might have power restored.
Home. The Simi Valley Police issued a bulletin saying to prepare to possibly evacuate tonight due to the Rye fire out in Santa Clarita. That one grew quickly to 5000 acres from about 5 hours ago and with these wind patterns, it will head our way. It’s done that before in the past as there’s nothing between here and there -- maybe 15 miles of mountains, canyons, and brush.
On our plus side, the projected path keeps it west of us when it hits Simi. If it holds true to form, then it will burn the mountains north of the 118 freeway, go through Moorpark and down into Thousand Oaks/Camarillo and on to the ocean. On the negative side for us and everybody else, these winds are going to blow for another 2-3 days.
Anyhow, I’ll walk around the property, water some stuff down, get the go bags together and see what happens. Power has been off and on everywhere today. Really nasty winds -- 70mph gusts recorded and I believe them.
Good thoughts from Larryville (which are ’bout as useful as teats on a bull); very much hope your go bags will not be needed.
As of about 20 minutes ago, Jim reports that the more commercial areas of Camarillo have power but not his neighborhood.
It sucks that the expected weather conditions are so conducive to spreading the fires for 2–3 more days.
Sure hope there aren’t any more fires.
I don’t recall a bulletin like this before:
Rye Fire Hazard Preparation for Simi Valley
Simi Valley residents are advised that the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita may travel to Simi Valley this evening due to the weather conditions and heavy winds. Residents on the northern side of the City should be aware of this possibility and be prepared to evacuate if necessary. Residents will NOT be encouraged to shelter in place should the fire breach Simi Valley and will be encouraged to evacuate. Please be prepared to Ready, Set, Go if the situation requires.
Lot of smoke.
What is with these libs and whacking off?
“A Sacramento lobbyist said Monday that Assemblyman Matt Dababneh cornered her in a hotel bathroom in Las Vegas last year and masturbated in front of her.”
Because they’re such wankers.