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Daylight Savings Time Ends

Friday, October 31st, 2008 9:49pm PDT

Don’t forget for most of the country that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend (Nov 2 2008)! Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday Night before you go to bed!

On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.

More Info … http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.php

Pacific County Tsunami Sirens Test

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 11:19am PDT
Tsunami Warning System Siren

Tsunami Warning System Siren

Pacific County to Test All Hazard Alert Broadcast Sirens October 15 and October 22, 2008 Oct 7, 2008 – Pacific County Emergency Management will be testing the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at noon, and again on October 22, 2008 at noon.

The sirens will ring the Westminster Chimes for 90 seconds on October 15, and will sound the actual warning signal – a straight, non-warbling siren tone – for 90 seconds on October 22, 2008.
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Simulated Tsunami Events for Long Beach WA

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 10:47am PDT
Simulated Tsunami Events for Long Beach WA

Simulated Tsunami Events for Long Beach WA

The NOAA Center for Tsunami Research modeled tsunami inundation from a great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake for the coastal communities of Long Beach and Ocean Shores, Washington. A high-resolution numerical model was used to estimate tsunami propagation and inundation along the outer coast of southwest Washington.

The tsunami source is based on prior work by Walsh et al., (2000) that simulates a great Mw 9.1 earthquake with an asperity off the coast of northern Washington. Details of this scenario and the model results are provided in Venturato et al., 2007. These animations depict wave propagation and inundation at each location.
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Mount St. Helens Returns to Slumber

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 10:32am PDT
Mount St. Helens returns to slumber

Mount St. Helens returns to slumber

Mount St. Helens Returns to Slumber: The nearly three and a half years of eruption at Mount St. Helens is over for now and on July 10, 2008, scientists lowered the volcano alert level from Advisory to Normal and the aviation color code from Yellow to Green.

… Read more about it: Mount St. Helens is over for now