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Connection, Reno and Long Valley???

So far, I’ve read no theories for the swarm taking place in and around Reno, NV. Some scientists are warning of something much bigger coming, because these don’t appear to be earthquake and aftershocks. I note with these this map and this map that the Reno swarm is not that far from the Mammoth Mountain quakes (or Long alley Caldera). Maybe 125 to 150 miles! Is there a connection? Long Valley appears to be relatively quiet for the moment.
Long Valley Caldera Earthquake Reno Earthquake Swarm


I asked if there was a connection between Reno and Long Valley. Michael Hall brought this chart to my attention

Wikipedia defines Peak acceleration (%g) as

Peak ground acceleration (PGA) is a measure of earthquake acceleration. Unlike the Richter magnitude scale, it is not a measure of the total size of the earthquake, but rather how hard the earth shakes in a given geographic area.

It appears there is that connection!

Is A New Ice Age Coming?

Back in September of 2004 I posted about
The Weather, It is a Changin’ and referred to a book by Robert W. Felix titled “Not By Fire But By Ice.” I owned the book, but when I started to thumb through it, I didn’t recall ever reading it.

The book refers to Felix’s web site iceagenow.com . Climate Patrol.com has a video of Felix making a presentation in Coeur de Alain in March of 2007. This sure runs counter to Al Gore’s claims:


Campgrounds Under Heavy Snow

From the AP in The Oregonian, Snow could slow campground openings.

Many campgrounds in eastern Washington and northern Idaho will be opening later than usual because of heavy snow and a cold spring…

Some sites may not open by Memorial Day, the traditional start of the heavy camping season and snowdrifts could block access to lookout towers well into July.

And they’re still getting more snow. One ranger station had “12 feet of snow last week, four times the typical amount for this time of year.”

Some scientists worry about the “albedo effect” The classic example of albedo effect is the snow-temperature feedback. If a normally clear area is snow covered, the area cools and the snow doesn’t melt, the albedo increases, less sunlight is absorbed, and the temperature tends to decrease. The converse is true.

Snow Cover Greatest Since 1966!

Continuing the theme of the previous post,
The National Post announced

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.


China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century.

In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.

Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.

Calgary Herald has an article outlining a similar experience to Wallowa Lake: Record low water levels at Montreal Harbour, now with the heaviest snowpack in years, there are high hopes for the spring melt to raise water levels in the harbor and the Great Lakes. However, the worry is a cool spring stops melt and the snow just evaporates.

Wallowa Lake Worries, Still Ice Covered!

Wallowa Lake is a perfect morainal lake, which means it was formed by a glacier (about 9 million years ago). The lake is 5 miles long, and a mile wide, with a depth of 283′.

Wallowa Lake has a problem and the problem may have a negative effect on the community surrounding the lake and farmers dependent on the waters for irrigation. The problem: Wallowa Lake is frozen!

The condition of this
glacial lake at a 4,300 feet elevation typifies something that worries farmers, ranchers and county officials across much of eastern Oregon: Snowpacks aren’t melting, storage reservoirs aren’t refilling, and chilly spring temperatures have delayed the growing season.

Many other lakes that should be opening for fishing have the same problem; “popular Diamond Lake in southern Oregon”, and only a handful of lakes in central Oregon will be open.

In addition to the lakes staying frozen, the water content of the state snowpack is averaging 185% of normal for this time of year.

“It has been gaining; it hasn’t been melting,” (Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service) said of the snowpacks, which ordinarily would be sending millions of gallons of spring runoff frothing downstream into storage reservoirs.

We know the global warming wackos tell you that glaciers are melting everywhere and the big danger is that melting in Greenland and Antartica would raise sea levels. The Wallowas may be telling us that the trend is cooling not warming. Not only have we seen record snow levels in many parts of the U.S. and Canada, but the Nisqually glacier on Mt. Rainier is actually growing. If all the ice melt is taking place as the global warming fanatics tell us is happening, shouldn’t we see the sea levels rise?

Grey Canada carried a chart showing sea levels for the last 24,000 years. It shows that sea levels started rising 22,000 years ago and plateaued 7,000 years ago. Glaciers stop growing, then melt and sea levels rise. Water vapor comes off the ocean, rises and makes snow, the snow packs build, the sea levels fall and we go into an ice age. The last ice age ended 11,500 years ago. IMO, Wallowa Lake and the heavy snowpacks are telling us that the next ice age has begun.

You Can Support The Ad!

Do you think this ad is racist?

Do you think it racist because it shoes a picture of Obama as a black man?
Did you know he was black before you saw this ad?
Do you care whether he is black or white?
Suppose the ad used William Ayers and quoted him saying he was sorry he didn’t bomb more buildings as a Weatherman. Would that be wrong?

Rush Limbaugh, who has no love for the Republican Party’s nominee, takes McCain to task for proudly presenting himself as a independent maverick, but wants the Republican party to toe the line. Rush says, “What’s wrong with the rest of us being independent mavericks?” Rush challenges McCain to tell us what is racist about the ad.

Please click here to contribute
and keep this ad on the air.

Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.
, in an interview with Bill Moyers, said his words were twisted taken out of context. If you are wondering, check out this piece by
Brian Ross at ABC News
on March 13, 2008. I think if my minister speaks like this, I am tacitly or explicitly agreeing with him, if I continue to sit in his church. It certainly seemed to rub off on Mrs. Obama when she finally was proud of America referring to her husband running for president. How can it not have rubbed off on Sen. Obama? What is the difference with this hate speech and the hate speech that goes on in the Muslim mosques around the world?



Oregon Quakes

We last checked in on
Maupin Quakes on April 18th. The Quakes epicenter continues to be 8 miles ESE of Maupin.

map 1.7 2008/04/23 10:50:07 47.610N 120.296W 5.8 10 km ( 6 mi) SW of Entiat, WA
Entiat is directly north of Maupin)

map 1.0 2008/04/22 19:35:53 44.488N 122.702W 8.0 10 km ( 6 mi) E of Waterloo, OR

map 1.5 2008/04/22 18:51:13 45.135N 120.935W 14.9 12 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

map 1.4 2008/04/22 16:44:21 45.153N 120.911W 20.5 14 km ( 8 mi) E of Maupin, OR

map 1.9 2008/04/22 11:41:24 43.646N 122.232W 3.7 22 km (13 mi) ESE of Oakridge, OR

map 1.9 2008/04/21 04:30:40 45.119N 120.934W 13.2 13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

map 1.7 2008/04/21 01:15:45 42.622N 122.407W 5.7 16 km (10 mi) NE of Butte Falls, OR

map 2.2 2008/04/20 19:11:18 45.480N 117.491W 8.1 5 km ( 3 mi) WSW of Lostine, OR

map 2.4 2008/04/20 03:01:33 45.136N 120.954W 14.0 11 km ( 7 mi) ESE of Maupin, OR

Maupin Earthquake Mover Mike

Carly’s Gone and We Wuz Robbed!

Is American Idol rigged for a stand off between the two Davids? Are Americans nuts to keep Jason who should have been gone two or three weeks ago?

It used to be that we penalized those who screwed up on the live show.

The two women who sang their hearts out, landed in the bottom two and one had to leave. Syesha or Carly? I can’t believe America voted Carly off. She easily should be in the top two. I can’t believe these two were even in the bottom two. From now on, if I watch, it will only be to watch Syesha and David Cook sing.

Ocean Off Oregon is “Poorly Mapped”

have discovered a volcano on the floor of the North Atlantic about 90 miles south of Iceland.

The structure…rises about 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) above the surrounding sections of the (Mid-Atlantic) ridge, coming within 1,300 feet (400 meters) of the surface.

At its base the volcano is approximately 30 miles (50 kilometers) across. The peak contains a depression known as a caldera that is 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide.

That so large a structure could go undetected for so long “indicates how little is known about the seafloor,” said (Ármann) Höskuldsson, (a University of Iceland volcanologist who was part of the international team that discovered the volcano last summer.)

Here’s the tie to Oregon. So much of the earth is covered by water that “…ocean scientists studying a swarm of earthquakes off the Oregon coast are having a hard time pinning down the temblors’ source, because much of the seabed is poorly mapped.

BTW, the fifth earthquake in one day was a 3.8!

MAP 3.8 2008/04/22 15:54:07 43.011 -126.109 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

Oregon Earthquake Mover Mike

Offshore Oregon Earthquakes

MAP 3.7 2008/04/22 06:41:32 43.116 -126.561 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

MAP 3.9 2008/04/22 05:35:21 43.311 -126.444 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

MAP 4.0 2008/04/22 03:58:51 43.212 -126.223 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

MAP 4.1 2008/04/22 03:17:04 42.967 -126.748 10.0 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

Oregon Earthquake Mover Mike

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