2006; Floods, Christmas and Global Warming,
has been an interesting winter. We started out with floods, then had Christmas
and a month later got hit by global warning that was colder than a witches
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seven inches of rain falls overnight in the Santa Cruz mountains, all
that water decides to get downhill fast. A lot of it comes down through
the San Lorenzo river, which runs right through Santa Cruz. The good news
was that the levys in Santa Cruz (unlike New Orleans) held. The flood
went through the San Lorenzo park area and washed out what's normally
dry land. Things were OK, but barely -- a bit more rain would have gone
over the levys and flooded the whole town.
came Christmas. We went over to Maggie's, and Calvin enjoyed himself.
night Global Warming hit Capitola!!!
For the first time since 1976 there was snow here down to sea level. You
folk back east (like Ohio) will laugh and chortle, but we had an honest
to God 1/2 inch of global warming. It started out as a hail storm, changed
to lightning, and then dumped a whole half inch of white stuff on us.
By the time I got up to take pictures, it was melting fast, but let me
tell you: This global warming is enough to freeze off my privates...