We’re often confused with the California island, Catalina, and even places in Spain. Google “Catalina” and see if I am lying again. Oh, maybe that was Catalonia, SP…
Nevertheless, isn’t it time to think about a new name for our “Census Designated Place”, Catalina? In fact, at one time, each Catalina island and our Catalina, each had a marina to further confuse things by adding superficial similarities….
Think about it.
Some sunrise scenes among too many available to the writer from his camera card:
Now, for sunset color:
As you may know, there is some violent weather hitting the West Coast, California in particular. Let’s see what the Reno office of the NWS has to say about the incoming storm:
“…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST WEDNESDAY…
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY. * TIMING: DANGEROUS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING: 5 TO 10 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH 3 TO 7 FEET AT LAKE TAHOE LEVEL. (Note: The large font size, the capitalization, suggest, as we know, that the writer is screaming, which I am.) * WINDS: SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS OVER 100 MPH. * SNOW LEVELS: BELOW LAKE LEVEL...MAY BRIEFLY RISE TO 6500 FEET THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE FALLING AGAIN. * IMPACTS: DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY WILL EXIST FOR TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WITH HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION ON ALL SIERRA ROADS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL! ROAD CREWS AND FIRST RESPONDERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESCUE YOU. STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE SNOW AND WIND SUBSIDE. EVEN A SHORT WALK COULD BE DEADLY IF YOU BECOME DISORIENTED1." As we know, extremely heavy snows in the Sierras can trigger cannabalism, It is our sincere wish that those affected by this severe storm curb his or her appetite for humans, i.e, that cannibalism does not break out in the Reno-Tahoe area, or ANYWHERE (capitalization for emphasis) in the Sierras during this terrible storm or its aftermath.
1Thanks to Prof. (emeritus) Roger Pielke, Sr., Colo State, for passing this warning along. His son, a great scientist as well, btw, has the exact same name, and that’s why THIS Roger goes by “senior.” Thought you’d like to know that.