As Fall Begins, er Winter?
While it is not offically Fall as of yet, snow is already flying. Seriously. Zip over to the weather station and look in the gallery, screen captures of ODOT cameras show snow laying around. And yes, it was September 25th when this page was last written on. It will be a very interesting winter I have no doubt and it should be because last I heard, Goose Lake is dry. If it was totally dry, that would be the first time since 1992 (according to Wikipedia.)
An interesting thing to note is the number of web sites talking about sea level rise, some with goofy maps. Years ago, we included a website that you could manipulate based on whatever sea level rise the "experts" were predicting by the year 2100. For those folks who forget that 1 meter = 3.280839895 feet (to be exact), you too can figure out what your exact location will look like based on whatever meters you manipulate the graphic to. If you happen to already live there, might consider moving now.
To remind folks, here are the fire sites to watch: active fires & fire warnings for the entire USA.
Need To Buy Something?
Buy products made in your country, not China. If you want to get your country back to work, you have to buy products made by your fellow citizens.
Reduce your monthly cooling bills by replacing your home's roof with white-colored material, use native plants for your landscaping instead of lawns, remove all Juniper plants (they swallow more water than you can imagine), and if you must have a green lawn (for children or pets) use an artificial material.
Go "green" by using more Metals, which may be reused easily while Plastics requires special types of equipment to process. Only buy products your area can recycle. Read labels, make a difference.
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