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  1. Scratchy throat. Cough cough! Whoopty Do! Could be Covid. Better have that test.
  2. Here is an interesting article hydro battery - about the hydro pumping battery, the nations biggest and growing energy storage method. This could be used to power an east (wet) to west (dry) aqueduct. A percentage of the solar and wind energy stored would be used to power the lift and overcome the friction of the water flow up and down mountains along the route from the southeast (75+ inches per year) to AZ and SoCal (15+ inches per year). That stored energy not consumed by the aqueduct flow would enter the grid along the path of the aqueduct. https://news.yahoo.com/batteries-hyped-pumped-hydro-provides-134534458.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall
  3. The snow and almost alpine environment on Mt. Pinos is important for the Hollywood film industry if they ever want to make a cheapo remake of The Sound of Music. Of course, the marine layer and misty Manhattan Beach are important if ever a good remake of The Fog is done. The first remake of the film was a flop cause the filming was in British Columbia, not California as the original.
  4. 16 ft. of snow at Tahoe. Beginning to doubt the ENSO/La Nina concept of "less precipitation during La Nina" in California. Summary of storm totals so far in this original LA Times article Sierra Snow https://www.yahoo.com/news/photos-record-snowfall-blankets-sierra-225848713.html
  5. Upper level low between Hawaii and SoCal kicking up some thunderstorms and some of that high level moisture could get pulled north if that cyclone over Seattle dives straight south. Potential setup for more rain and snow.
  6. Those pictures at Frazier Mountain web site are disappointing. Here is what Pinos should look like. Wkipedia says that there was a ski area on the north ridge with a rope tow line in the 1960's. I don't remember that. Just a teenager then so remembering stuff just carried right along to old age.
  7. Mt. Pinos reports 6" at 8000' and 18" at 8900' peak. The web cam there should have good snow pictures if the sun comes out. Here is link Mt. Pinos snow http://www.frazmtn.com/fmcoc/snowcond.htm
  8. Considerable upper level moisture streaming into SOCAL. This could be a significant rain event for SOCAL and Arizona.
  9. One of the arguments to nullify the aquariusradar idea that might be put forward is that there is no scientific basis for thinking it would work. To the contrary, the idea is supported by the "butterfly effect" of chaos theory that is generally accepted by weather scientists. The early work of Edward Lorenz has promoted weather research so that today it is a top discipline in physics. This year Klaus Hasselmann and Syukuro Manabe received the Nobel prize for physics for their work on climate change models. Much of that modeling is based on the earlier work of Lorenz. While he never won the Nobel, Lorenz received numerous awards and accolades in the scientific community. Another anti-science argument might be that microwave energy cannot heat (speed up) water molecules. That's wrong of course. A low powered microwave oven can heat water to boiling and beyond. A larger microwave source-like a radar- can heat water in a cloud by a tiny amount at a much greater distance (20 miles?). That tiny heating effect is the "butterfly wing flapping", repeated many times as the radar sends out pulses of energy hundreds of times per second. That repetitive heating, while tiny, impacts the CN cloud development in a big way as the cloud development is non-linear. A tiny change at the start makes for big changes in growth (height?) of the dynamic CN cell. It doesn't work on less active strataform type clouds as those are slow to develop and are not dynamic but rather static in nature. The heating induced by the microwave energy inhibits the growth of the flooding CN thunderstorm and makes additional water vapor available for nearby storms and mountain lifting to translocate the rain to storage.
  10. weatherfan2021 quoted Mr. Marine Layer, but I think he/she is referring to me. Forgive me if I am wrong. weatherfan2012 thinks aquariusradar is bogus BS. As is usual, anything new is immediately termed 'heretic" or "conspiricy". But I know weatherman is just trolling to get his giggles. weatherman, why would you think I am a liar tossing out preposterous ideas? Have you operated high power radars and observed the effects of microwave energy on clouds. If so, let us know. I don't think you have. I have made an attempt for 15 years to explain how this concept can be put to advantage. It has not worked because this is the age of anti-science-everything is a government conspiracy-climate change is hoax-vaccines are evil, etc. I doubt if weatherman has ever considered what might improve the outlook for drought relief or how tornadoes might be averted. Why don't you put forward some scientific arguments that nullifies my aquariusradar idea and experience rather than simply calling me a crazy liar.
  11. A forum member posted the question: Can flooding and extreme drought occur at the same time? Yes- and the recent AR that created local flooding is occurring during long term drought. Aquariusradar can help smooth the peaks between the two extremes. During this last AR+cyclone event, the Santa Cruz/Big Sur coastal region received 8+ inches of rain. The coastal streams were in flood and a large percentage of the rain rushed back and was lost to the ocean. A mobile aquariusradar situated in a coastal community, Big Sur for example, could target CN cells over the ocean as they approached the coast. The targeted CN cells are inhibited by the microwave energy and the clouds rain less. The added available moisture (water vapor) passes over the coastal mountains and is taken up by competing rain cells in the Central Valley. The rain that was causing coastal flooding has been transported to the Central Valley where the water can recharge the aquifer. I spent many years as an operator of DoD radars. I have witnessed the effect of the microwave energy to inhibit and stop the growth of CN clouds. I also did a ten year study of the rainfall pattern around a large space surveillance radar in Florida. That study shows that the translocation of rain does occur; a dry rain shadow area and an well above average rainfall area. See my post above. A similar radar at Beale AFB in California might show the same results but the hilly terrain and lack of reporting stations make the analysis more difficult.
  12. Right on. Some areas getting a big AR. Big Sur, Post, and Pfeiffer State Park getting 8+ inches by radar total so far. Ground gauges may get more.
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