From the monthly archives: February 2011

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.

 

Valley’s Youth will have an opportunity to meet and to learn valuable tips from some of the best Professional Soccer Players in the sport in Calexico this weekend. The Calexico Parent’s Athletic League youth will be hosting a Soccer Clinic for its youth this Saturday and Sunday.
Carmen Estrada Athletic Director and Soccer Clinic Coordinator commented “We are expecting between 150-200 children participating in the Soccer Clinic. There will be 3 Professional Soccer players including Juan Hernandez with Club America, that will be in Calexico giving back to these kids. It’s a great opportunity for our youth to interact with Professionals players that they only see on T.V.”
The community is invited to watch these Professional Players teach young soccer players from more than 36 teams involved with over 720 kids. There is expected to be Scouts from some of the Mexican National League teams as well. The entrance cost is a $5 donation to the CPAL-Soccer program for Parent’s or adults. No entrance fee for children or youth under 18.
Time: Saturday Feb. 26 & Sunday Feb. 27, 2011
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Calexico High School Football Field
Entrance Fee: $5 donation per Adult
Students 18 and under NO cost
After the Soccer Clinic there will be 30 minute games between different teams ages 10-18 to allow the Professional Scouts to view the local talent and perhaps recruit for future or minor teams. The community is invited to attend and spend a good time and support a great cause.
The Police Activities League has traditionally relied on parents, donations and the support of the community to run its programs. Typically Recreational Programs run by cities have a fee to enroll and participate, this fee is higher than what most families can afford given the Valley’s demographics. CPAL provides a venue for those that can’t pay the fee because they have the ability to fund raise to offset the costs.
Former Calexico Mayor Louis Fuentes and CPAL Board member said, “This is the first Soccer Clinic in a series of events that we hope to have for our city’s youth. We are extremely grateful for the Professional Players that are taking the time to inspire and coach our kids. It’s going to be a great time.”
Calexico Parents Athletic League is a non-profit 501(c) 6 organization whose sole purpose is to keep children active in recreational sports. Your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

 

Weather Matters; And Trivia!

IF YOU THINK YOU’ GOT IT BAD, JUST LOOK AT THE WEATHER REPORTS BACK EAST.  If I were a Snowbird, I’d be making arrangements to stay here for at least another month past the usual April 1st departure date.
But, some people are just gluttons for punishment. I have two friends who reside in Colorado, one of the snow capitals of the universe. And where did they go for a winter vacation? Antarctica!
Apparently it’s summer down there, this time of year. You could tell by the 400 foot high piles of snow and icebergs as big as mountain tops.
They even sent me some pictures of some penguins lying on the beach. I guess they were working on their tans.
Looking at the weather reports from most of the country I don’t see why they had to go so far to see snow. Perhaps there windows were too frosted over to see out of them.
But to each his own. I had some other friends visit who thought it was strange that I had a sweater on in February. They’re from cold country too – Minnesota.
But they spend their winters in Arizona and San Diego. A wise move on their parts.
So if you want to stay warm and comfortable, then stay right here. You can visit New Orleans in spirit this year too.. All you have to do is go to Calexico.
THE CALEXICO MARDI GRAS and Beer Xperience will take place Friday, Feb. 25th at the Calexico Cultural Arts Center in the De Anza Hotel. This beautiful facility has been remodeled and certifies safe, finally, after the earthquake of last Spring.
Come out, taste some poor man’s bubbly and get some beads and some culture. It will be a great way to catch up with some old friends and good times. If you’re from back east, it will help you forget all about cold weather too. After all, there are only a few more weeks of wintertime fun left.
You can even watch the crowning of the Mardi Gras King and Queen, register for door prizes and, hopefully, see who wins the best Mardi Gras costume award.
It’s a night of dazzling fun! All for only $30.00. A bargain if there ever was one.
VERY INTERESTING STUFF FROM THE INTERNET
In the 400’s a law was set forth in   England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’

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Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled
‘Gentlemen
Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. and thus, the word GOLF entered into the
English language.
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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the  U.S. Treasury.
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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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Coca-Cola was originally green.
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It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)
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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:
61,000
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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter,  Tom Sawyer.
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The  San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

 
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