From the daily archives: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit and Expo March 15-17

 

Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a man wanted for sexual assault and interdicted a cocaine smuggling attempt with a street value estimated at more than $800,000.

Agents working west of downtown Calexico apprehended 32-year-old Juan Carlos Orozco Monday for illegal entry into the U.S. from Mexico. Orozco was transported to the Calexico station for processing after agents determined he is a Mexican national without immigration documents. During processing agents discovered that Orozco has an active warrant out of Los Angeles for sexual assault on a minor. Orozco was transferred to the custody the Calexico Police Department where he awaits extradition.

The following morning, Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Calexico encountered a red Nissan Sentra, driven by a 24-year-old female U.S. citizen. A Border Patrol canine team conducted a cursory inspection of the vehicle, resulting in a positive alert to the vehicle. Further examination lead agents to discover several hidden packages of cocaine located in a non-factory compartment. The driver, narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“These are just two examples of how U.S. Border Patrol agents help keep the community safe from dangerous drugs and criminals,” said Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Roy D. Villareal. “I’m extremely proud of the high level of vigilance our agents maintain on a daily basis.”

 

We (ECRMC) are announcing the cancellation and rescheduling of our Calexico Outpatient Center Health Fair due to weather predictions. The event was to take place this Saturday the 26th and is now rescheduled for April 16th, same time and location. We apologize for any inconvenience we have caused!

If you have any questions to please give us a call at 760 235 4421

Thank you for your understanding

 

WINTER STORM WATCH
((( EMERGENCY VIEWER ACTIVATION REQUESTED )))
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEATHER AUTHORITY
ISSUED FEB 23, 2011 10:20p

 

ALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS … NORTHERN LOS ANGELES VALLEYS … THE INLAND EMPIRE … SAN DIEGO VALLEYS … SAN LUIS OBISPO AND KERN COUNTY VALLEYS …

THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEATHER AUTHORITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH EFFECTIVE NOW FOR OVERNIGHT FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY …

A VERY COLD, ABNORMAL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE DOWN INTO THE AREA ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL BRING ARCTIC AIR WITH IT AND INITIAL SNOW LEVELS ON THE FRONT WILL BE DOWN TO 2,500 FEET, WHICH IS A MIX AT 1,000 FEET AND 1,500 FEET FOR WET SNOW.

THIS IS JUST THE FRONTAL ZONE AND DOES NOT INCLUDE POSSIBLE CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY, WHETHER IT BE CONVECTIVE WITH NO THUNDER, OR THUNDER. BASICALLY IT MEANS THAT IS STRONG CONVECTION COMES WITH THE FRONT, WE MAY HAVE A SNOW HAZARD INTO THE UPPER VALLEY ZONES, INTO THE INLAND EMPIRE AREAS.

NOW I DID CALL LOW ELEVATION SNOW BACK ON FEBRUARY 19TH WITH THE IN THE CARDS PROJECT … BUT TO GO ALL OUT ON SNOW IN THE INLAND EMPIRE WILL TAKE A DAY OR SO TO SORT IT OUT. IT IS NOT A FOR SURE THING BUT WITH A STRONG FORCE AND DEVELOPING CONVECTION ALONG THE FRONTAL ZONE OVERNIGHT ON FRIDAY AND INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING … IT LOOKS POSSIBLE THEREFORE THE AREA WILL REMAIN UNDER A WINTER STORM WATCH.

SNOW LEVELS WILL BE IN THE HIGH DESERT AREAS THROUGH MOST OF THE STORM, THEREFORE SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS LIKELY THERE AND INTO THE MOUNTAINS … THE MOUNTAINS HAVE WELL OVER A FOOT OF SNOWFALL.

THIS IS A PASS LEVEL SHUTDOWN EVENT FOR THE CAJON AND GORMAN PASS …

LATER ON SATURDAY, A SECOND CONVECTIVE BAND WILL HIT THE SAN LUIS OBISPO VALLEY EAST TO THE KERN COUNTY VALLEY, INCLUDING BAKERSFIELD. IT IS POSSIBLE SNOW WILL FALL DOWN TO THE KERN COUNTY VALLEY FLOOR WITH IT.

THIS WILL UPGRADE TO A WINTER STORM WARNING IF NEEDED FOR CERTAIN AREAS …

STILL, THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION …

THIS IS A ((( EMERGENCY VIEWER ACTIVATION REQUESTED ))) WEATHER ALERT FROM SCWXA

 

(TheWeatherSpace.com) — A powerful storm system that is bringing snow to the coast up at the Pacific Northwest will strike the Southwestern United States, bringing low elevation snowfall to the region.

The Southern California Weather Authority issued an outlook on February 19th for low elevation snowfall across the area, each day gaining confidence up until the detailed forecasts were released.

WINTER STORM WATCH
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WEATHER AUTHORITY

Winter Storm Watch (WSW) – A Winter Storm Watch is issued when significant winter like conditions are expected. Whether it be significant snow, or high winds + significant snow. This also will be issued if a blizzard type watch/warning is being reviewed to issue 24 hours before the event. It will say this in the wording of the watch. This type of watch is dangerous. You must not travel if you do not need to. If you feel the need to travel, bring extra food, water, and a flashlight in the affected areas.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the Southern California Weather Authority for all Southern California Mountain and Desert zones, excluding the lower deserts for Friday night through Saturday.

Their Winter Storm Watch includes a never before seen Northern Los Angeles Basin and Valley zones, including the Inland Empire areas.

“Strong forcing along the arctic frontal zone and the cold air behind it will lead to snow levels to these valley locations, bringing measurable snowfall to rare areas that may not have seen them in over 60 years, since 1949 for some upper Los Angeles Valley and since the 1910s or 20s for the Inland Empire areas”, said Meteorologist Kevin Martin. “Thundersnow is also possible across this region”.

This will be a pass level event, which means the mountain passes will close, according to the SCWXA Winter Storm Watch issued tonight.

 
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