Who thought that our climate would of change so quick thanks to Mayor Antonio Villar?
Water vapor with its carbon compound heading to Southern California.
Did Al Gore predict this? Was it the leadership of Mayor Antonio Villar and a bunch of other green mayors of the world, who with their little pens, signed a photo-op-inspired climate accord, that has since brought us record cold and now potential record rainfall to Los Angeles? But on the bright side, Mayor's Villar's Annual Icelandic Adventures Host Keith Brackpool may get enough residue moisture to refill his Cadiz Aquifer in the East Mojave.
But seriously, our friends in the foothills whether in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, El Sereno, Mission Hills and especially in Sunland-Tujunga need to keep both eyes on the skies, them hills and stay away from the storm channels!!. Rain is here and much more is on the pineapple conveyor belt. (see water vapor photo above).
In what is suppose to be an La Nina Winter (those darn "politically-correct climatologists can't get it right), this next series of storms has the character of what we would get in a hyper El Nino episode. Storms impulses, back to back, are lined up with their target on Southern California. For our friends in Sunland-Tujunga be thankful for human beings like Joe Barrett and most important, those dams and debris basins in Big Tujunga Canyon and Haines Canyon respectively. They figure to earn their keep in the stormy days ahead.
The National Weather Service in Oxnard has a Flash Flood Watch
in effect for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles County with emphasis on the recent burn areas within the mentioned counties. The storm conveyor belt, with its fetch way back into the Western Pacific, may continue on with rain being forecast for Christmas Weekend. Who knows? Santa may want to deputize the fine Swift Water Rescue Teams of LAFD to deliver presents on Christmas Eve?
But in the days ahead, lets remember to take a little extra time to practice due diligence around our respective residences and in executing everyday tasks. Plus, rain is a blessed episode that will bring us a colorful spring, especially for us lovers of desert wildflowers.
........ and for the likes of Mayor Antonio Villar and those on the California Air Resources Board, carbon in water vapor is a good thing. I think the trees and plants would agree.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: lafd, mayor antonio villaraigosa, Storm Watch 12/10, sunland-tujunga