Captain’s Log 6,076
They are predicting one of the strongest El Nino weather systems EVER for this winter. They must be taking it seriously. The city sent a crew of TEN roofers over to the museum to prepare our roof for the upcoming rainstorms.
I moved to San Diego in the midst of an El Nino system. It rained here every single day during the month of October. The system was felt all over the United States. There was a legendary Halloween blizzard in Minnesota that year too.
So sorry I missed this. Not really!
Weather effects here in California are devastating. The high seas are merciless.
This the pier where I like to hang out and enjoy French fries and root beer. But not during El Nino!
Because our soil is so clay-dense, water does not absorb into the ground. Even a small amount of rain becomes a flood very quickly.
Freeway entrance ramp. Merge, people! Merge!
Mudslides can happen in areas that have seemed safe for years. Fires destroy the infrastructure of the soil. Flooding increases the amount of plant material for the following season. That becomes dry and then there are more fire dangers. When you live in a land of extremes like this, there are challenges. Every place has challenges. These are just the ones I live with now.
Mudslide in Laguna Beach. Not much hope for your house when a wall of mud comes screaming down the mountain.
The driver of this car attempted a turn and hit a place where the road had washed out.
Even though San Diego is considered a paradise, when Mother Nature comes knocking, we have to listen.