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  • Heavy rain, snow, a possible blizzard and tornadoes!

    Hi everyone!

    Well, we’re wrapping up March with a lot of weather across much of the country.

    Our first storm is mainly east of the Mississippi  Valley with a mixed bag of weather in store for this region.  We have the threat for severe storms for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.  

    A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Central Florida until 5pm local time.

    Meanwhile, snow will fall across parts of the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast.  Some areas could receive upwards of 5 inches of new snow. 

    Widespread rain will spread over the Northeast.  Some areas could get 3 inches or more creating flooding issues: 

    Unsettled weather continues for the Northwest down into Central California where the risk for mudlsides and landslides continues…

    This is especially trying for rescue crews in Oso, Washington with the tragic landslide from last weekend.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and those who continue to try and find those who are still missing.

    Meanwhile, some of the energy from the west is going to spread eastward and bring a potential blizzard for the Northern Plains and Midwest this week!

    So, as you can see lots of things to keep us weather folks busy this weekend and early next week.  And just an early heads-up, we could have a tornado outbreak midweek across the Central U.S.  This is the region that we typically see severe weather during the month of March:

    And thankfully,  we’ve had a very quiet tornado season thus far.  Things could change, though in the next few weeks, so be prepared, and stay safe!

    Talk to you soon!    Have a wonderful weekend.

    JD

Sonoma Dan

Thanks for your kind words, A.J. Glad that you're O.K. after the earthquake! I had just been transferred from NYC to San Francisco 2 weeks before the Loma Priata earthquake in 1989. I got to experience that in our office on the 38th floor! I was quite certain that I was going to die! Then, in 1994, I was transferred from San Francisco to Los Angeles 2 weeks before the Northridge earthquake. I lived on the beach in Redondo and the sand amplified the shaking. I had a lot of damage. Stay safe!

March 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

A.J. De Young

Hi everyone, Dan sooo good to hear from you, I agree Margie both of their flowers and tress sounds wonderful, all my favorites..Dan, hope each day you grow stronger and I was just wondering last night how are Audrey and Dolores haven't heard from them awhile hope all is well with their families..no more shaking here Friday night got my attention figuring the earthquake was bigger somewhere close..JD you looked tan yesterday and always beautiful. AJ

March 30, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Dan and Sam! Dan, it's good to see you back on the blog! I don't know about you guys talking about all those flowers and things. I have a few crocuses blooming and that's it. It did get up to 68 yesterday but some snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. Maybe spring will show up some day! Hey to everyone else. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Take care, all! Margie

March 29, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Sonoma Dan

My sincere thanks to JD, Gwen, AJ, Sam and special thanks to Margie for your thoughts and prayers as I underwent cancer surgery last week. I'm back home and really sore, but coping and very thankful! A very wet day here in beautiful Sonoma, but not complaining as we so desperately need the rain. My roses, camellias and rhododendron are already in bloom. Doubling the fertilizer on my hanging baskets of pansies and pots of cyclamen has paid off well! Take care and stay safe. Best - Dan

March 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm

wasam

The wind and rain came in as forecast last night but the main front isn't here yet. We even had some lightning and thunder. As usual it all happens in waves. The weather isn't helping up at the slide site where recovery efforts are ongoing. Also the seawall was breached north of us at Taholah, an Indian village on the Quinault reservation. Not much there worth protecting but the Corp. of Eng. is hauling in rock to shore things up. Take care, be safe.........Sam

March 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm

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