Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Where is Google out of?

Well, the best that I was able to Google is that Google is in many places, but the main location for the US is in Mountain View CA. here are other locations in the US of A: https://www.google.com/about/locations/?region=north-america&office=mountain-view

The only reason I was wondering is because of Daylight Saving Time every year in the almost Spring I get a reprieve of an hour to write this blog and every Fall I get it taken away!
So now as of Sunday evening I am back on an eight o'clock  deadline, nice.
Oh in reality I do not have any.
Since no one is watching me...oh maybe dear sweet Barack or the CIA or some other entity that all I would say to them is a great BIG THANKS!
And keep reading folks, ha!

Moving on...

Last night we had some excitement not far from here in parts of Punta Gorda and Manasota Key both in Charlotte County Florida as well as Broward across on the east cost of our fine state all had tornadoes! The devastation was severe, but thankfully no one was injured.

Here we finally had a decent rain fall that had been predicted and Hubby went out and spread the weed and feed on the lawn before it came.

I have an app on my phone that notifies us with dangerous weather in our area.
So whenever there would be a tornado warning or watch we would be informed as soon as possible.
Warnings and watches always confuse me, and so I will check again and write it here: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/WarningsDefined
Thanks to our weather.gov! A PSA for everyone!


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Hazardous Weather Outlook
The Hazardous Weather Outlook will describe potential hazardous weather and hydrologic information of concern in Days 1 through 7.
The outlook contains two segments: One segment for the marine zones and adjacent land-based (i.e., coastal) zones and the other segment for the rest of the land-based zones. Each segment of the HWO will contain 3 sections: short term through Day 1, long term for Days 2-7, and spotter information.
Winter Storm Watch
A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is the potential for significant and hazardous winter weather within 48 hours. It does not mean that significant and hazardous winter weather will occur...it only means it is possible.
Significant and hazardous winter weather is defined as a combination of:
1)  5 inches or more of snow/sleet within a 12-hour period or 7 inches or more of snow/sleet within a 24-hour period
AND/OR
2)  Enough ice accumulation to cause damage to trees or powerlines.
AND/OR
3)  a life threatening or damaging combination of snow and/or ice accumulation with wind.
The snow/sleet criteria for a Winter Storm Watch for the five westernmost counties (Allegany, Mineral, Grant, Pendleton, and Highland) is higher (6 inches or more within a 12-hour period; 8 inches or more within a 24-hour period).

Blizzard Warning
A Blizzard Warning means that the following conditions are occurring or expected within the next 12 to 18 hours.
1) Snow and/or blowing snow reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less for 3 hours or longer
AND
2)  Sustained winds of 35 mph or greater or frequent gusts to 35 mph or greater.
There is no temperature requirement that must be met to achieve blizzard conditions.

Winter Storm Warning
A Winter Storm Warning is issued when a significant combination of hazardous winter weather is occurring or imminent.
Significant and hazardous winter weather is defined as a combination of:
1)  5 inches or more of snow/sleet within a 12-hour period or 7 inches or more of snow/sleet within a 24-hour period
AND/OR
2)  Enough ice accumulation to cause damage to trees or powerlines.
AND/OR
3)  a life threatening or damaging combination of snow and/or ice accumulation with wind.
The snow/sleet criteria for a Winter Storm Warning for the five westernmost counties (Allegany, Mineral, Grant, Pendleton, and Highland) is higher (6 inches or more within a 12-hour period; 8 inches or more within a 24-hour period).

Ice Storm Warning
¼ inch or more of ice accumulation.

Freezing Rain Advisory
Ice accumulations of less than 1/4 inch.

Winter Weather Advisory
A Winter Weather Advisory will be issued when 2 to 4 inches of snow, alone or in combination with sleet and freezing rain, is expected to cause a significant inconvenience, but not serious enough to warrant a warning.
If the event is expected to impact the Baltimore/Washington metro areas during rush hours (4-9 am or 2-7 pm on weekdays) forecasted snow totals of one inch will necessitate the issuance of a winter weather advisory. The snow/sleet criteria for a Winter Weather Advisory for the five westernmost counties (Allegany, Mineral, Grant, Pendleton, and Highland) is higher (3-5 inches).
 
Freeze Watch
A Freeze Watch is issued when there is a potential for significant, widespread freezing temperatures within the next 24-36 hours.
A Freeze Watch is issued in the autumn until the end of the growing season (marked by the occurrence of first widespread freeze). The normal end of the growing season is mid to late October west of the Blue Ridge and early November east of the Blue Ridge. However, during anomalously warm autumns, the growing season may be extended past the normal end of the growing season.
A Freeze Watch is issued in the spring at the start of the growing season (when it is late enough to cause damage to new plants and crops).
Freeze Warning
A Freeze Warning is issued when significant, widespread freezing temperatures are expected.
A Freeze Warning is issued in the autumn until the end of the growing season (marked by the occurrence of first widespread freeze). The normal end of the growing season is mid to late October west of the Blue Ridge and early November east of the Blue Ridge. However, during anomalously warm autumns, the growing season may be extended past the normal end of the growing season.
A Freeze Warning is issued in the spring at the start of the growing season (when it is late enough to cause damage to new plants and crops).
Frost Advisory
A Frost Advisory is issued when the minimum temperature is forecast to be 33 to 36 degrees on clear and calm nights during the growing season.
A Frost Advisory is issued in the autumn until the end of the growing season (marked by the occurrence of first widespread freeze). The normal end of the growing season is mid to late October west of the Blue Ridge and early November east of the Blue Ridge. However, during anomalously warm autumns, the growing season may be extended past the normal end of the growing season.
A Frost Advisory is issued in the spring at the start of the growing season (when it is late enough to cause damage to new plants and crops).
Wind Chill Advisory
A Wind Chill Advisory is issued when wind chills of -5F to -19F are expected east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and when wind chills of -10 to -24F are expected along and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in Frederick and Carroll Counties in Maryland.
Wind Chill Warning
A Wind Chill Warning is issued when wind chills of -20F or lower are expected east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and when wind chills of -25F or lower are expected along and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in Frederick and Carroll Counties in Maryland.
Dense Fog Advisory
A Dense Fog Advisory is issued when widespread fog is expected to reduce visibilities to 1/4 mile or less over a large area for an extended period of time (2 or more hours).
High Wind Watch
A High Wind Watch is issued when the following conditions are possible:
1) sustained winds of 40 mph or higher for one hour or more
OR
2) wind gusts of 58 mph or higher for any duration.
High Wind Warning
A High Wind Warning is issued when the following conditions are expected:
1) sustained winds of 40 mph or higher for one hour or more
OR
2) wind gusts of 58 mph or higher for any duration.
Hurricane Watch
A Hurricane Watch is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher poses a possible threat, generally within 48 hours. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding.
The watch does not mean that hurricane conditions will occur. It only means that these conditions are possible.
Hurricane Warning
A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 64 kt (74 mph) or higher associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in 36 hours or less. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding. A hurricane warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves continue, even though winds may be less than hurricane force.
Wind Advisory
A Wind Advisory is issued when the following conditions are expected:
1) sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for an hour or more.
AND/OR
2) wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph for any duration.
Extreme Wind Warning
An Extreme Wind Warning is issued for surface winds of 100 knots (115 MPH) or greater associated with non-convective, downslope, derecho (NOT associated with a tornado), or sustained hurricane winds are expected to occur within one hour.
Small Craft Advisory
Small Craft Advisories are issued for the Tidal Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay when one or both of the following conditions is expected to begin within 36 hours:
1) sustained winds of 18 knots to 33 knots
OR
2) frequent gusts (duration of two or more hours) between 18 knots and 33 knots.
OR
3) waves of 4 feet or higher
Gale Warning
Gale Warnings are issued for the Tidal Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay when one or both of the following conditions is expected to begin within 36 hours and not directly associated with a tropical cyclone:
1)  sustained winds of 34 knots to 47 knots
OR
2) frequent gusts (duration of two or more hours) between 34 knots and 47 knots.
Storm Warning
Storm Warnings are issued for the Tidal Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay when one or both of the following conditions is expected to begin within 36 hours and not directly associated with a tropical cyclone:
1)  sustained winds of 48 knots to 63 knots
OR
2) frequent gusts (duration of two or more hours) of 48 knots to 63 knots
Hurricane Force Wind Warning
Hurricane Force Wind Warnings are issued for the Tidal Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay when one or both of the following conditions is expected to begin within 36 hours and not directly associated with a tropical cyclone:
1)  sustained winds of 64 knots or greater
OR
2) frequent gusts (duration of two or more hours) of 64 knots or greater
Special Marine Warning
A warning of potentially hazardous weather conditions of short duration (up to 2 hours) affecting areas included in a CWF that are not adequately covered by existing marine warnings and producing one or more of the following:
1) Sustained marine convective winds (showers/thunderstorms) or associated gusts of 34 knots or greater
AND/OR
2) Hail three quarters of an inch or more in diameter
AND/OR
3) Waterspouts
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.
Severe thunderstorms are defined as follows:
1) Winds of 58 mph or higher
AND/OR
2) Hail 1 inch in diameter or larger.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.
Severe thunderstorms are defined as follows:
1) Winds of 58 mph or higher
AND/OR
2) Hail 1 inch in diameter or larger.
Tornado Watch
A Tornado Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.
Severe thunderstorms are defined as follows:
1) Winds of 58 mph or higher
AND/OR
2) Hail 1 inch in diameter or larger.
Tornado Warning
A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado is imminent. When a tornado warning is issued, seek safe shelter immediately.
Tropical Storm Watch
A Tropical Storm Watch is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 34 to 63 kt (39 to 73 mph) or higher poses a possible threat, generally within 48 hours. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding.
The watch does not mean that tropical storm conditions will occur. It only means that these conditions are possible.
Tropical Storm Warning
A Tropical Storm Warning is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 kt (39 to 73 mph) or higher associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in 36 hours or less. These winds may be accompanied by storm surge, coastal flooding, and/or river flooding.
Coastal Flood Watch
A Coastal Flood Watch is issued when moderate to major coastal flooding is possible. Such flooding would potentially pose a serious risk to life and property.
Coastal Flood Watches are issued for coastal areas along the Tidal Potomac River and coastal areas along the Chesapeake Bay.
Coastal Flood Warning
A Coastal Flood Warning is issued when moderate to major coastal flooding is occurring or imminent. This flooding will pose a serious risk to life and property.
Coastal Flood Warnings are issued for coastal areas along the Tidal Potomac River and areas along the Chesapeake Bay.
Coastal Flood Advisory
A Coastal Flood Advisory is issued when minor or nuisance coastal flooding is occurring or imminent.
Coastal Flood Advisories are issued for coastal areas along the Tidal Potomac River and areas along the Chesapeake Bay.
Flash Flood Watch
A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.
Flash Flood Warning
A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.
Flood Watch
A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
Flood Warning
A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
River Flood Watch
A River Flood Watch is issued when river flooding is possible at one or more forecast points along a river.
River Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning is issued when river flooding is occurring or imminent at one or more forecast points along a river.
Excessive Heat Watch
An Excessive Heat Watch is issued when there is a potential for the heat index value to reach or exceed 110 degrees within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Excessive Heat Warning
An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when the heat index value is expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees within the next 12 to 24 hours. An Excessive Heat Warning may be issued for lower criteria if it is early in the season or during a multi-day heat wave.