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Monthly Tsunami Siren Test – August 3 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009 3:14pm PDT
Tsunami Warning System Siren

Tsunami Warning System Siren

Monthly AHAB Siren System Test

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency’s (PCEMA) All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) siren system next scheduled monthly test will be Monday, August 3rd at noon. It is recommended that residents of Pacific County mark their calendars for the monthly AHAB siren system test. The test is currently scheduled for the first Monday of every month at noon.

The current procedure for the monthly test is for the sirens to sound the Westminster Chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15 second verbal message stating “The following is a test of the siren warning system. It is only a test. This is a test of the siren warning system. If this had been a real emergency you should tune your radio to your local radio station or listen to this system for further instructions. This was only a test.”
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Is There Earthquake Weather?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 9:30pm PDT
Is There Earthquake Weather?

Is There Earthquake Weather?

In the 4th Century B.C., Aristotle proposed that earthquakes were caused by winds trapped in subterranean caves. Small tremors were thought to have been caused by air pushing up on the cavern ceilings, and large ones by the air breaking the surface. This theory lead to a belief in earthquake weather, that because a large amount of air was trapped underground, the weather would be hot and calm before an earthquake. A later theory stated that earthquakes occurred in calm, cloudy conditions, and were usually preceded by strong winds, fireballs, and meteors. You know bad omens and end of day’s type of stuff.
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The Mole Hill That Was A Mountain

Monday, July 13th, 2009 12:01pm PDT
Giant Mole Hill that was a Mountain

Giant Mole Hill that was a Mountain

The Mole Hill that was a Mountain

Today I found this giant mole hill in the front yard in Long Beach, WA. This mountain of dirt measures 24″ in diameter and is 12″ high! Wow that is the biggest mole hill I have ever seen! Notice in the photo, I placed a can of Campbell’s chicken soup so you can see just how big it really is. The moles have really wrecked the yard this Summer. Any ideas on how to rid them? Article by Mike Challis

Wikipedia: A molehill (or mole-hill) is a conical mound of loose soil raised by small burrowing mammals, including moles, but also similar animals such as mole-rats, marsupial moles and voles. They are often the only sign to indicate the presence of the animal.
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Thunderstorm in Long Beach This Morning

Sunday, July 12th, 2009 8:35am PDT
Thunderstorm in Long Beach, WA 07/12/2009

Thunderstorm in Long Beach, WA 07/12/2009

There is a Thunderstorm in Long Beach this morning. The loud booms woke me up early in the morning.

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. West southwest wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Be sure to check my lightning forecast page: Lightning Probability Forecast Map – Pacific Northwest