Measurable rain to fall in The Heights before August! Sea level falling at Astoria, OR!

Lot of excitement going on today….

But likely, not excitement TODAY, July 27th.  Hang on for a wild ride in the last three days of July, the 28th, 29th and 30th.  There are no more days in July than that1.   August  looks pretty active for storms.   So far we’ve haven’t even had an inch of rain in July!  Awful.  No re-greening of the desert, either,  as we usually see by now.

In the meantime, nice sunset yesterday; not much else.

7:30 PM.  Altocumulus and Cirrus spissatus.
7:30 PM. Altocumulus and Cirrus spissatus.

The End, except for the next part, which I just thought of:

Educational module

Let us look at the rise of sea level we’ve heard so much about.  Here’s the only measurement I have looked at whilst looking for something else, actually.  I found it amazing so I thought I would pass it along.  From Astoria, your last 100 years of sea level measurements:

100-years of Astoria Sea Level measurements.  Sea level has been going DOWN!   How could this be?
100-years of Astoria Sea Level measurements. Sea level has been going DOWN! How could this be?

From this site:  “The mean sea level trend is -0.27 millimeters/year with a 95% confidence interval of +/- 0.34 mm/yr based on monthly mean sea level data from 1925 to 2014 which is equivalent to a change of -0.09 feet in 100 years.”

Well, I have been “informed” by a Mr. Mark Albright, U of WA, Seattle,  that the sinking tectonic plate under Astoria and offshore has more than accounted for the minimal rise in sea level associated with both coming out of the Little Ice Age and anthropogenic warming.  Still, fascinating to find a location where sea level is sinking!

I think I would consider, in view of this info,  moving from the Pac NW to avoid the inevitable Big One, that 8 or 9 mag earthquake that we know can happen in subduction zones…

The End, again.

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1Let’s see if anyone is reading this….

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