humbled

The out pouring of love and support overwhelmed both John and me.  Both of us say we work  for the greatest people on earth, ag businessmen and women, and the  point has been driven home in a way we could not foresee.  Thank you. As an update, poor John has been released to my care.  I…

January 29, 2021/update

January 29, 2021 Summary: Heavy rain is currently pounding southern California but will come to an end down there during the late evening hours.  This, in some ways historic, storm is all but over for central California.  It its wake are tremendous amounts of new snow which have buried the Sierra Nevada.  Anywhere from 5…

February 22, 2020/pm update

February 22, 2020 Summary: All of the shower activity is concentrated in the south valley, especially in Kern County, at this hour. Over the past hour, a couple of isolated thunderstorms pulsed up.  One was located just south of Lamont.  The other was near McKittrick.  As the low moves through southern California this afternoon, the…

January 22, 2020/report

January 22, 2020 Summary: The remnants of a cold front are moving through the valley this morning.  a few renegade light showers have made it as far south as Madera and Fresno Counties, however these showers are dissipating as they try to move into the south valley.  In the broader realm, upper level high pressure…

December 5, 2019/report

  We apologize for this morning’s delay.  Our internet service was down. December 5, 2019 Summary: a very temporary ridge of high pressure has moved in overhead.  Yesterday’s storm has now moved into Utah.  With partial clearing last night, there were areas of patchy fog this morning, mainly along the west side.  It’ll burn off…

Thanksgiving afternoon update/2019

Summary: The center of circulation of a very cold low pressure system is right near Monterey Bay.  The freezing level this afternoon over Oakland was just 3,200 feet.  I noted the temperature at 1:00pm at Pacheco Pass was only 34.  That station is just above Los Banos.  The deserts of Kern and Los Angeles Counties…

July 2, 2019/report

July 2, 2019 Summary: Considering this is the first week in July, temperatures continue to be very comfortable.  Most ag stations this morning are all the way down into the low to mid 50s. Sanger was reporting 51 degrees and Madera North all the way down to 49. Rather refreshing for this time of year.…

June 21, 2019/report

June 21, 2019 Summary: Temperatures will be fairly mild by the standards of late June as a pool of modified marine air is entrenched on the valley floor.  As we all know, with the sun angle at its pinnacle, this relatively mild air will mix out quickly with a warming trend beginning Saturday as weak…